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Acne clearing after I stopped working out and eating so much.

I used to really be into bodybuilding and I am still... mentally. I used to train 6 times a week and eat over 3000 calories a day with a lot of protein and carbohydrates. I would generally eat at least 6 meals a day.

I haven't trained in 2 months. Now I barely eat 3 meals a day and I'm on a ketonic diet, which is basically the same thing as the Paleo diet. No carbs, mostly protein, some vegetables and fruits, a bit of nuts here and there.

I have stopped Benzoyl Peroxide. Now I just wash my face with soap and water in the morning and before I go to sleep. I have stopped breaking out other than very very small, shallow pimples.

I suspect that first starting training at a young age (I have been training for about 3 or 4 years and started when I was only 15 or 16) made me produce excess male hormones and androgens. The fact that I was eating over 3000 calories a day and a lot of protein and carbohydrates and fats didn't help either. I remember when I would always eat right before bed to help me gain weight because I was so skinny. I would usually down 50 grams of Whey protein and maybe 20 cashews/almonds.

I've stopped all that and I've stopped breaking out. I'll miss working out, however. I'll probably start again when I can be sure that I have grown out of acne, perhaps some time in my mid 20s. As long as I know how to train smart and eat smart that's all that matters. I can go back whenever I want. In the meantime, however, I've lost a lot of muscle and weight...

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I used to really be into bodybuilding and I am still... mentally. I used to train 6 times a week and eat over 3000 calories a day with a lot of protein and carbohydrates. I would generally eat at least 6 meals a day.

I haven't trained in 2 months. Now I barely eat 3 meals a day and I'm on a ketonic diet, which is basically the same thing as the Paleo diet. No carbs, mostly protein, some vegetables and fruits, a bit of nuts here and there.

I have stopped Benzoyl Peroxide. Now I just wash my face with soap and water in the morning and before I go to sleep. I have stopped breaking out other than very very small, shallow pimples.

I suspect that first starting training at a young age (I have been training for about 3 or 4 years and started when I was only 15 or 16) made me produce excess male hormones and androgens. The fact that I was eating over 3000 calories a day and a lot of protein and carbohydrates and fats didn't help either. I remember when I would always eat right before bed to help me gain weight because I was so skinny. I would usually down 50 grams of Whey protein and maybe 20 cashews/almonds.

I've stopped all that and I've stopped breaking out. I'll miss working out, however. I'll probably start again when I can be sure that I have grown out of acne, perhaps some time in my mid 20s. As long as I know how to train smart and eat smart that's all that matters. I can go back whenever I want. In the meantime, however, I've lost a lot of muscle and weight...

When you intake a crapload of calories you are taking in a crapload of hormones which are tied with acne. And are you sure you did 50 grams of Whey protein, instead of 500?

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You don't have to stop working out just because you are doing paleo. And yeah, these types of diet that control insulin and inflammation are beneficial for acne (in most).

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