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  1. Have you tried life without outmeal? That's an awkward combination of huge carbs and fat.
  2. uncle buck

    Low Carb Question, And Blackheads?

    If things are going well I don't think there's need for a drastic change. Blackheads just might take longer to get rid of. It will probably help, but restricting yourself too much could open some bad doors too. I've never had a problem with beans though.
  3. uncle buck

    Do You Agree?

    It's plain as day for everyone who has even tried a natural lifestyle. People without the self-control to make a lifestyle change are going to debate around in circles all day because it's the only thing they're good at. Not even worth arguing anymore, I don't even visit the other forums (except The Lounge) because there's no real information there. As for the bias, I think it's obvious and necessary. I don't have a problem with Dan saying what he wants because it's his site, and in the long-term it's created a community of people who can discuss it.
  4. uncle buck

    Acne And Masturbation

    Just don't do it. Find out for yourself. If you can't manage to even test your own theory for a few weeks / months, then it's absolutely a problem (acne related or not, it could be controlling your life).
  5. uncle buck

    I Eat Far Too Much Sugar.

    All sugar is the same for me, if we needed fruit then I would have died 5 years ago, and my skin certainly wouldn't have cleared up. In my experience even a little bit of sugar throws me off balance because the body starts using a different fuel source (sugar as opposed to fat), which takes time and energy to switch back-and-forth. While this is happening, it's party time for all hormones (good and bad) because our liver is far too busy dealing with the sugar to check the guestlist. Avoiding sugar is not an issue for me now, because I don't crave it. I certainly used to though, because my body thought I needed it. This kind of craving is normal for anything that gives us a temporary energy boost. Refined or unrefined has no difference. In fact I prefer straight alcohol to sugar because it goes through your system faster.
  6. uncle buck

    The Effect Of Stress On Your Skin

    You prevent stress by not preventing stress. Figure out what's important to you (this will be different to anything you read, different to anything anybody will tell you), and focus on that. You chose to be a teacher so helping kids feel better is part of who you are it doesn't mean it will be easy but you'll be doing the right thing. Sometimes if you get fired up it just means you care. You shouldn't have to apologise for that or feel guilt, embrace it and suddenly that energy will be a good thing. Sweat isn't bad either do you think athletes worry about that? I sweat 12 hours a day sometimes hauling lumber and my skin doesn't care. It's normal. Humans would be extinct today if we never broke a sweat. Health and all that is obviously good too, but it just gives you more energy and it's your choice what to do with it.
  7. uncle buck

    Log: Water Fasting 30 Days For Acne

    I hope you're alright
  8. If poor health doesn't affect your hormones it affects something else, whatever part of your body is most vulnerable. This is always going to be different. It's like being in a car crash and asking why you lost your leg, and the other guy lost his arm. There's probably an overweight forum somewhere with someone asking "Why doesn't this person with acne gain weight? HOW DO THEY DO IT?"
  9. uncle buck

    Alcohol Drinking In-Takes

    Just be careful, alcohol can make you look better for a day because it can drain the water from your face, and then while your liver is busy making sure you don't die, it might take your body a while to care about your face again. Pretty sure if alcohol could even remotely cure any form of acne, you would hear about it as a selling point. Hell there would be a new acne-hol drink made specifically for it, whether it works or not. Added Vitamin B(ullshit). There's lots of bacteria in your body fighting the good fight, it's unfair to drop a nuke on the whole thing. Think about your habits and why you have acne, if you're CONSISTENTLY getting acne, then all the bad stuff is going to come back anyway the same way it came in. Do you think the good stuff is going to come back as fast? With an empty battlefield you're going to have more acne than ever. Even if it DID work, it's still not a solution and leads down to a dangerous path of alcohol addiction.
  10. uncle buck

    No-Low Carb Diet + No Sugar

    Try Sweet Potatoes, that stuff will fill you up and it's delicious. They're pretty much the only carbs in my diet and I melt cheese all over them. They give me a different, more instant kind of energy compared to meat but don't have any of the negative effects of carbs because they're anti-inflammatory, and there's not a huge amount really compared to regular potatoes. They're the only carbs that give me energy rather than drain it (although I have been low-carb for a very long time so mileage may vary). In terms of variety, well I can't help you with that. Just know that there are thousands of herbs, spices and plants in the world and think about all the wonderful natural flavours out there. There's probably a ton you haven't tried all the "weird" stuff in the supermarket might surprise you. Not sure why it's so expensive, meat, eggs and veggies don't add up to much really, and olive oil / butter lasts a long time. I don't eat nuts because they don't digest well, maybe that could be draining your energy and budget?
  11. uncle buck

    Excessive Protein & Exercising Was The Problem

    Training every single day doesn't even make sense from a strength standpoint. Without rest you won't grow. I remember going through a fitness phase like that and it wasn't just acne, my face was pale and completely drained of life. I was convinced I was doing everything I could for my body, but that wasn't true because I wasn't using my brain. It does feel good while you're doing it though, but so do a lot of things. Glad you found something that works.
  12. uncle buck

    Sleep And The Circadian Cycle

    I use F.lux too, it's really subtle. When I have it on this monitor and open a second screen without it at night, it's like the sun just came up.
  13. This topic breaks my heart. It's your life, be proud of your choices. If anybody knocks them, imagine what they're REALLY thinking. "Damn.. I wish I cared about my health.. but I'm cool because I'm just like everyone else right? Crap, I'm thinking too much, BETTER ACT COOL!". Or alternatively take my approach and don't give a fuck. Lead by example, as long as you're making YOURSELF happy, you get the respect of real people who respect themselves. Forget the hipster crowd, seriously. It's a blessing to get away from that. Most people today live in a world where they high-five each other for being exploited, well done dickheads. If you WANT to drink and get smashed every night, do that. But I can tell you don't want to do that. Outline the benefits to yourself, it's not just acne You 1) Have more control than they do 2) More knowledge 3) A better perspective 4) Have an awesome forum right here supporting you What if you had super powers? Would you feel bad for using them? I think it would be pretty damn awesome. In my own experience, I still hang out with my junk-eating, binge drinking friends but not as much. I respect peoples personalities and don't care about the other crap, people have the right to ignorance. I always state my stance but you can't convince anybody so I leave them to their ways. Strong health and strong habits have taken me to much higher places and I've met more people and done more cool things I ever dreamed of. Just hang in there and your "world" will slowly start looking different and you'll get the respect you deserve.
  14. uncle buck

    Who Else Breaks Out From Butter?

    You're afraid everything will break you out. Maybe there's an external process going on here.
  15. uncle buck

    Can Coffee Cause Hormonal Breakouts?

    You know your body best. Cut it out and see what happens! If you don't, you'll just be wondering every day and that's not healthy.