Yippie! I got a juicer for my birthday. Had a yummy cucumber, lemon, celery, kale, protein powder, and collard green smoothie. It was actually quite tasty.
Well, I'm going to try and go raw for the entire month of June. I screwed up last night and ate like 3 bowls of cereal, hehe. But I'm allowing myself one free meal a week so it's ok.
Now gotta get my hands on a dehydrator!
I'm going out of town for the next week for my cousin's wedding. And anytime their is family get togethers, there is lots of food. So my will power shall be tested this week. But I know I can stay strong. Gotta be committed to reach yah goals. I can do this.
I've sorta stopped my daily Green Smoothie drink and I've noticed a difference. I've been substituting the drink with gluten free cereal. Not the best idea, lol. I've decided to go back to a raw food diet. Last thursday was my b-day, woot, and today I'm opening up gifts. I believe I'm getting a juicer and a dehydrator. Which will help SO much with my raw food 'uncooking.'
I'm doing this for the rest of June. With one 'free' meal a week. Free as in cooked. Still vegan, gluten free, dairy free.
So mo' cereal But that's ok. I love how I feel on a raw food diet and 100% know it helps my skin. But after today I'll have the tools to keep this diet going.
I'll put up pics soon I promise. Wordddddd.
Have a great day.
I've been on a low carb diet. Been cheating a bit on some mesa sunrise cereal, but otherwise I've done a swell job avoiding rice, corn, and potatoes. I'm also limiting fruit to one serving a day max.
I also cut out my protein shakes. They are 'raw,' (made out of rice) but I seemed to be breaking out on my forehead. Part of this I KNOW is caused by my old shampoo. Add in chemical containing hair wash + MMA training (sweat like a effing east) and breakouts happen. But since on protein powder, these new pimples where under my skin, nothing like my forehead has experience before.
I'm also considering stopping or at least reducing my MMA workouts.
I started doing daily green juices. Cucumbers, parsley, lemon, kale, and Spirulina. Only done this for 3 days, but my face is starting to glow. It's rad. I also feel quite spectacular after drinking these.
I'll be posting pics of my face on June 1st.
I'm also considering doing 'skin resurfacing' at a local natural health 'doctor.'
Though, I'm fo sho going to do a bunch of research before going through with it.
Since may 12th, I've broken out on my forehead, above my lip, and my cheeks. My pimples on my cheeks where long-standing red marks that finally decided to make the leap and push out something. I think this is due to my green smoothies detoxing effect. Time will tell. Overall things are going good.
Hey all, my name is Rory Jay and I've been experiencing acne for about 3 years now. My mental health is pretty solid, though at times when I break out I can go back to my "shit's lame" view point.
Over the past 3 years I have drastically changed my what I put in my body. I eat mostly an organic diet; avoiding milk, gluten, sugar, soy, meat/fish(not for acne, just health in general), chocolate, and processed foods. I love the diet I'm on. It feels good treat my body well, and the long term affects of a poor diet(cancer, stroke, heart disease, obesity) make this diet essential whether acne exists or not.
I've gone months without breaking out, though I eventually broke my routine and gone back to poor habits. I.E. over eating(my biggest culprit) and too much alcohol.
With the help of my brother, I'm his first personal trainer client, I will be tracking my food and weight room workout. While I'm blogging other parts of my health, I though this would be a good time to blog my acne situation.
I'll be updating daily (if I break out and why i think I did) and will be doing weekly posts discussing my current 'feelings' or whatever lol.
Have a great day.
Edit: It seems as though only my 'left side' picture is working. (copy/paste) I'll address this situation soon. I said earlier about how I track my food. I think this is essential to taking care of our bodies. Yes, we certainly know what we put in our mouths, but to the extent as to 'how much' can be better seen clearly if we track our food.
I use livestrong.com/myplate, there are other websites as well.
Tracking is great step no matter what acne situation you are in. Logging your daily diet is important so that when u do/if you breakout, you can reflect exactly on what, and how much you put into your body. Journaling takes the 'guess work' out of the food-allergy situation.