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o Havoc o

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#3383102 Bodybulding Foods?

Posted by o Havoc o on 17 September 2013 - 06:45 AM

Everything in moderation.

 

Being flexible is the key to success




#3374327 Breakout When I Eat Even Tiny Amount Of Fat. Please Help.

Posted by o Havoc o on 13 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

Anyone here had a similar problem? Got an advice?

 

I've had acne for years, from since I was 13 to this day (mid-twenties now). Last few years I've managed to keep it under control by experimenting with my diet. I'm a very disciplined and persistent person and you wouldn't believe what kind of strict diets I tried. And this hugely helped me identify the foods that break me out.

 

For the last 2 years I've been on ultra low-fat diet, eating probably not more than a few grams of (any) fat/oil a day. This, along with completely cutting out dairy 3-4 years ago, really cleared up my face and back. For the last month I tried a strict diet with almost no fat: only white bread (one without vegetable oil and minimum number of ingredients/additives), boiled beans, lentils, peas. The result: my face was sooo clear. 

 

But, every once in a while I eat something that has some fat in it and it ALWAYS breaks me out. Example

- One day I ate 2 packs of crackers, about 15 grams of fat per 100 grams. Breakout, painful pimples deep under the skin. 

- Any legumes/seeds.

- Even with white bread. Few months ago I moved, and started buying groceries at a different store. I started getting 3-5 new pimples a day. I realized it was because of a different brand of white bread which had vegetable oil listed in ingredients. When I went back to the bread I was buying before, pimples were gone and I would get only 1-2 new ones per week. 

- I don't eat meat, but when I do (steak, burger, every few months) it's a 100% guaranteed painful breakout.

 

So this isn't a matter of "good"/"bad" fats, plant based or animal based. Whenever I intake like 10 grams of fat in a day I get a few huge painful pimples deep under the skin. But most foods have some fat/oil and it's getting harder and harder to stick to my diet! I also get less serious breakouts from lots of sugar, e.g. when I drink 2 liters of any soft drink or dark beer.

 

Note: I'm pretty sure it isn't because my body somehow became accustomed to low fat intake, because my acne was 10x worse before when I used to eat what average person eats.

 

My question: Why does eating even the tiny amount of fat/oil break me out? Please help me pinpoint the cause.

 

It could because you have gone so low fat for so long that has caused this sensitivty.

 

There may have been some hormonal changes as a cause of this.

 

Fact is, you need fats to be healthy. It could be the lack of fat that has caused this condition. Just a possibility




#3323149 What Is Generally Worse

Posted by o Havoc o on 31 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

Eating a lot of food everday, half healthy half junk (junk can be classified as wheat, rice, grains etc). Or eat very little food but only food the gut can handle (veggies fruits meats healthy fats)

For example, i weigh 125 lbs and i am 5 foot 10. If i eat really healthy (i.e. paleo) i can hardly get 1.2k cals to 1.4 k. If do the first option i can eat 2k +ncals ez. But i cannot tell which of the two options are worst for my acne. My acne seems to worsen and improve on both diets..

 

You classify rice as junk? Why is that?

 

My advice to you just cut the junk out and eat when u feel hungry. By the way, by junk, i don't mean rice.



bleh i was typing up a big thing but it ended up getting way off topic lol.  

 

something in your 'healthy' diet still isn't working for you.  maybe post exactly what you eat day to day?

 

for instance, i've been eating as healthy as i can (balanced omega 3/6, gluten free, very little sugar, no fastfood/takeout/snack/processed food) while still getting 3.5-4k cals a day and my acne has significantly improved but still not perfect yet.  at the end of last week i switched white rice for brown and i'm significantly clearer now.  so that little change to my already 'healthy' diet might be the answer for me (hopefully!!).  

 

Wow 3.54k to 4k calories a day? How?!?

 

Please post exactly what you eat on a given day?'

 

did you ever take oral antibiotics for your acne?

Everyone is different.

 

Just because someone is eating 3k plus cals a day doesn't mean you can. Everyones metabolic capacity is different.

 

Ask this guy to write exactly what they eat isn't going to help you. Diet is individual, Its what works for you.

 

Just make better choices in your food and go from there.




#3320294 The Thoughts

Posted by o Havoc o on 21 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Sometimes I think very much at my pimples and I can't concentrate on another topic.

What you do when you have many thoughts in your mind about your skin.. ?


Make myself as busy as possible so i do not have the time to think about them.

Workout, meet up with friends, see my girlfriend, play xbox, get buried in work at work, watch a film, plan a trip to somewhere, got to nice place to eat.

Just do what you like doing.


#3318373 Does It Ever End?

Posted by o Havoc o on 14 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

The sooner everyone accepts you have may acne the rest of your life the sooner you will be able to function the way you want.

Instead of waiting for the day when all acne has disappeared focus on making yourself the best version of you that you can be with or without acne.

Acne does not define you are at the core, it does not determine a good or bad person.

I always ask people this. If you had a terminal illness or lost a limb. Would you sit there feeling sorry for yourself or make the best life you can for yourself?

Acne has to be treated the same way. It is there and might never go.


#3315620 The Extreme Caveman Regimen - 100% Guranteed You Will Clear Your Acne (Only F...

Posted by o Havoc o on 04 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

I am glad you got clear.

But please don't make statements like this

"
"100% Guranteed You Will Clear Your Acne (Only For People With Strong Will))"


Everyone is different and responds differently.


#3306025 Can Using Too Much Bp Cause You To Breakout?

Posted by o Havoc o on 27 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

Potentially yes. By this i mean the amount of irritation it can cause, especially if you are a newbie to it.

After a while your skin adapts and irritation is less. It is experimental to find the optimum dosage.

I use to use two full finger lengths but now i only use half a finger to 3/4 which is my maintenance level


#3299555 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by o Havoc o on 02 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Acne does not control me i control it. BAM!

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#3298904 Being A Virgin...

Posted by o Havoc o on 30 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Your concerns are normal but they are unfounded, and lemme tell you why! =)

I am a woman, 23, and I choose to remain a virgin until married. I made the decision a few years ago, when I was single, and yes, i was completely honest with guys in not only have I not had sex, but I am not going to with you at this moment. Let's just say that made for some interesting/amusing reactions over the years. Even before I had made that decision, I was never okay personally with casual sex.

A bit of a background about me...as I said I'm 23, I'm engaged, and I've been in a relationship with a guy who is a virgin at almost age 24, for over 2 years...and we aren't getting married for another year and a half. Now, to some people that could be crazy and I'm not pushing my beliefs on you or anyone, the choice about who to share your sexuality with is your choice, not anyone elses. It's not a race or a competition, even though I think boys (and some men) see it as one. I refused to play that game, and to counter what you say about being undesirable, I think I became very desirable at times because I was a challenge. Which isn't a good thing, but you know how men are, since you are one. =P Kidding aside, making a choice about yourself on this level and sticking to it really shows a positive portion of your character, and THAT is very desirable and beautiful.

I know very few people who are still virgins, and even less who are as strict about boundaries as my fiancé and I. Those boundaries are determined by you, the other person in the relationship, and what your moral beliefs dictate. It makes no sense to compare yourself to other people or to feel like you are less of a man because of it. And it surely makes no sense to worry about a potential girl coming into your life and abruptly leaving because you aren't experienced enough for her. If that happens, there clearly isn't a deep enough connection (in my opinion) to even contemplate having sex with her.

Bottom line: Your virignity is solely your own, and you can choose who to give it to. That choice shouldn't be influenced by other people outside of your relationship.

PS: I don't find my virgin fiancé lame at all...in fact he's pretty much the coolest guy out there! Posted Image


Well said.

Although my opinions and beliefs are very different from yours you are spot in saying its an individual choice.

Can salute and respect anyone who choose to not buckle under the social pressures associated with it.


#3298537 Being A Virgin...

Posted by o Havoc o on 29 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

I'm 19 years old. I'll be 20 in about 6 months...and I'm a virgin (a MALE virgin). I'm so self conscious about this and just feel so abnormal and weird because of it. It doesn't help that my "friends" constantly give me shit about being one. It makes me feel even worse.

BUT I have made it to third base before (twice with the same girl on two different occasions). I would go into detail but I'd rather not. If you don't know what third base is look it up. So I've had some kind of sexual relations before. Just not full on sex.

All the people I know have long already lost their virginity. Most people (well most MALES) lose their virginity in their teenage years (13-19). Very few lose it before 13 and very few lose it after 19. Like I said this is all applying to males. Being a female virgin is not embarrassing at all. For a guy it is.

I'm 6 months away from being in the after 19 category and I'm seriously starting to wonder if I'm ever going to lose my virginity. I'm a average looking guy. Honestly. Without acne I'd say I was a above average looking guy, but that will never happen again. But that's another story.

I'm just wondering if anyone else is also a virgin in these forums or have had a similar experience as I'm having. I just feel so alone in this matter. I'm worried about how a girl (when I find one...) is going to react when I tell her I'm still a virgin at my age. I'm probably going to get laughed at. It's so uncommon at my age to still be a virgin.

Anyways let me wrap this up (no pun intended). Just had to get this off my chest. Any responses would be appreciated. Thanks.



Dude is no issue at all.

Wait for the right person.


#3297016 Masturbation And Acne While On Differin?

Posted by o Havoc o on 23 October 2012 - 02:06 AM

I'd personally suggest you to abstain from masturbation as much as possible, it has other health benefits other than just acne.
I can personally relate to it also, it's not the main factor but it increases the chance of developing acne by twice or more.

I don't buy how people say masturbate because its fun and pleasurable.
Moments of pleasure that last only few moments then pass away. No point really.


Firstly. Masturbation is awesome Posted Image

Secondly, where is your proof that masturbation increases the chance of getting acne twice as much?

What about all the people who frequently masturbate and never had a single spot in their lives?

These claims that i hear  all too often are too generic and no conclusive evidence to back it up.

It's different for everyone its not one glove fits all.


#3295580 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by o Havoc o on 17 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

I am taking mega aciduphilus 1.5 billion bacteria per capsule i take it 2 times a day for 2 weeks now dont see any improvements on my skin yet -.- i eat vege and fruits no dairy . no sugar .. BUT i eat white rice -.- is it ok ? but i already switch to brownrice 2 days ago and my skin is healing from the old breakouts .


Sorry to burst your bubble but if you eat fruit then you eat sugar.

Also look on the back of labels you'll see how many say (of which are sugars)

It is very difficult not to have sugar in your diet.

As for white and brown rice.

Brown rice is more nutrient dense and digests slower than white rice. However the GI loads are practically identical so the insulin response is the same. Add in essential fats and protein and the GI is even lower due to the slower absorption rates.


Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?


On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.


One study can't really show anything.

The problem is with studies a lot of detail are often left to the way side and not take into account. It all does is scare monger people.

For example i read a Canadian study that showed eggs are bad for you and cause heart problems. However this study failed integrate all variables like the persons life style and what else was in their diet.

Eggs is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is loaded with protein, essential fats and good cholesterol. This is what is focused on because cholesterol is easy to measure.

My point is, one study isn't enough, multiple studies from different third parties are required before any concrete conclusion can be made.


I am taking mega aciduphilus 1.5 billion bacteria per capsule i take it 2 times a day for 2 weeks now dont see any improvements on my skin yet -.- i eat vege and fruits no dairy . no sugar .. BUT i eat white rice -.- is it ok ? but i already switch to brownrice 2 days ago and my skin is healing from the old breakouts .


Sorry to burst your bubble but if you eat fruit then you eat sugar.

Also look on the back of labels you'll see how many say (of which are sugars)

It is very difficult not to have sugar in your diet.

As for white and brown rice.

Brown rice is more nutrient dense and digests slower than white rice. However the GI loads are practically identical so the insulin response is the same. Add in essential fats and protein and the GI is even lower due to the slower absorption rates.


Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?


On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.


One study can't really show anything.

The problem is with studies a lot of detail are often left to the way side and not take into account. It all does is scare monger people.

For example i read a Canadian study that showed eggs are bad for you and cause heart problems. However this study failed integrate all variables like the persons life style and what else was in their diet.

Eggs is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is loaded with protein, essential fats and good cholesterol. This is what is focused on because cholesterol is easy to measure. In short the study was a load of crap.

My point is, one study isn't enough, multiple studies from different third parties are required before any concrete conclusion can be made.



Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?


On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.



One study can't really show anything.

The problem is with studies a lot of detail are often left to the way side and not take into account. It all does is scare monger people.

For example i read a Canadian study that showed eggs are bad for you and cause heart problems. However this study failed integrate all variables like the persons life style and what else was in their diet.

Eggs is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is loaded with protein, essential fats and good cholesterol. This is what is focused on because cholesterol is easy to measure. In short the study was a load of crap.

My point is, one study isn't enough, multiple studies from different third parties are required before any concrete conclusion can be made.


#3295565 Very Low Fat Diet

Posted by o Havoc o on 17 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

I might have done this before but i cant remember and ive recently found a clean and easy source of frozen white potato's which will make it much easier.

I will have this thread be a non-daily log

I may still take cod liver oil for vitamins as well as eat liver 1-2x a month.  Turkey/chicken/tuna a few times a week.

The rest is mostly fruit and white/sweet potatos.  veggies will be limited to kale and cucumber mostly.  rarely i'll eat stove popcorn


Going low fat is the wrong direction for any health concern IMO.

Essential fats are needed for energy, for an healthy body and for health skin

Going low fat means you will have to source other forms of energy, typically in the form of high starchy carbs which is not optimal.

You could gain weight and actually be less healthy.

It cures a lot worse and traditionally thought of as incurable stuff such as athlerosclerosis.  So I'm going to give it about a month on acne.  Today is my second day so theres nothing to write as the fat hasnt had time to clear.  Eating lots of banana's organic apples and white potato's


I wish you luck but i feel this is highly misguided.

Fat is essential to good health. Cutting it out just isn't sounds for any reason


#2932018 Gf Just Broke Up With Me, Acne Was One Of The Reasons

Posted by o Havoc o on 18 August 2010 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE (bunpan @ Aug 18 2010, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow I wasn't really expecting it. She just blew up on me brought up a couple of reasons and one of the main being my acne/scars and how she thinks it's gross and a turn off, especially when she kisses me on the cheek. I honestly didn't expect that from her, shes never brought it up in our entire relationship..I guess she just held that bit in till now. I have to admit there were a couple of times where I avoided hanging out with her during the day because of my face. I made up excuses to not hang out with her in the sun.

This kills me so much, haven't cried in years but now the tears are falling non stop. I took care of her ass when she had no one, when she had problems with her parents and I was always there for her. Took countless sacrifices for this girl. Never hit or cheated on her when most of her ex's have.

Now I know most people will say "oh don't worry there's plenty more fish in the sea and you'll eventually find someone who will like you" but I really have a hard time believing that. I'm 21 and still a virgin not because I want to be but because it's difficult finding a girlfriend when you have a heavily scarred up face. honestly its really difficult to approach girls when most seem to judge you by your looks first.

I hate everything/everyone right now. All of the guys I know do not have acne or they have a 1-2 pimple on their chin and they pull girls constantly like its nothing. Everytime we hang out and the subject of girls come up I just go quiet....because I have no experiences to share, I don't know what it feels like to have sex...so I just sit back n listen to them talk.

fuck this bullshit life.


Firstly. I'm really sorry to hear that. That really does suck. Break ups are never easy regardless of the reason.

If she has broken up with you because of your scars then she is one shallow individual. It begs the question that if the scars were a big deal for her why did she get with you? Is it possible that she is using your scars as a scapegoat and an excuse because there is some other reason why she wanted out of the replationship?

I now you are hurting right now and nothing anyone says will makes you feel better. All i can tell you is that life moves on and you must move on with it. Do you really want somone as shallow as that in your life?

Forget she exists and walk away. She won't notice you are gone at first. But base on what you said how you were there for her, when she needs you,  then the ball is in your court.

How you proceed is up to you but never chase shadows. Your effort is best kept for those deserving and those who do not deserve always end up miserable anyway. It simply is not your problem anymore.

She will miss you when her self-absorbed abandonment issues come back to haunt her and who knows, by then you might be happy with real friends, another girlfriend who really do appreciate you.

All the best mate.