Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral


About fakeplasticgirl

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  1. Nice to know I'm not alone! Thanks for all the suggestions. I think the fact I live in the UK where we are seriously, seriously sun deprived (..and, consequently, quite grumpy) may be partially to blame..
  2. So I've been following a low GI/paleo-type diet for about a year now. Although I have stopped getting cystic acne, I still get a lot of clogged pores/blackheads/whiteheads and on occasion, small inflamed acne as well. I'd say there has been 60 - 70% improvement, but I am not clear and have sort of decided to give up because exhausting various diets and spending a huge amount of money on vitamins was beginning to frustrate me. That said, I've stuck by my low-GI, gluten free diet and I avoid proce
  3. Kefir all the way! Especially home-made. Best probiotic drink ever.
  4. Coconut oil makes me feel very nauseous so I don't eat it either. I also lost a lot of weight and am now underweight, but I have found that some things help put some weight back on. Macadamia nuts, they are high in "good" fats More extra virgin olive oil on my salads, etc. Lots of avocados A good amount of salmon Generally tried to "up" my portions a little bit... which has been difficult, since I get full pretty easily (especially when I eat nutrient dense foods like I do now).
  5. I never really understood the deal with nuts... I eat almonds and macadamia nuts mostly, and don't seem to have any problems with them. But I always read such contradicting information on them that I'm not sure if I should cut them out altogether?...
  6. I'll eat oatmeal and quinoa on occasion, but that's about it.
  7. * Kefir for breakfast, followed by a clementine. * Some sunflower seeds and macadamia nuts for in-between snack. * A light leafy green salad with tuna for lunch. * Spiced sauteed sliced chicken cooked with peppers, onions and tomatoes for dinner.
  8. I lost weight once I started eating healthy, which was bad cuz I went from 105 lbs down to 98 lbs (at 5'4 -- but still, is pretty low). I've been eating more "healthy" fats such as olive oil -- put an extra bit on my salad/veggies + extra virgin coconut oil. Also, full fat greek yoghurt, and upping my red meat intake a little. I know some people have issues with meat, but I've never broken out from meat.
  9. Have you tried Saw Palmetto or Vitex? They are natural alternatives to spiro. Have you spoken to your gynaecologist about getting a hormonal bloodwork panel done? They are not 100% accurate but can give you an idea what hormones exactly are off and by how much. Do you think you might have PCOS?
  10. Yeah, definitely. I've been reading a lot about chronic inflammatory disorders in the body and I'm sure I have chronic inflammation, because I also have eczema/dermmatitis, which is another symptom of chronic inflammation along with acne. I try to eat an anti-inflammatory diet to counteract it... especially trying to focus on eating lots of Omega-3 rich foods.
  11. I never really noticed breakouts from sweating.
  12. I plan on AVOIDING gluten and sugar, as well as most dairy (cheese, milk).. if not for my acne, then for my health's sake. True, I haven't totally cleared my acne with diet, but that's cuz my body has been so out of whack for different reasons, that it'll take time for it to heal. Still, 75% improvement with diet changes is better than no improvement with using harsh chemicals on my face every day. I've been paleo/low GI dieting for about 6 months now, and I'm really used to it. I'm especiall
  13. I tend to go for mediterranean/italian, where I can eat seafood or fish. A classic for me is just grilled salmon with some sort of vegetable side (ratatouille or fresh mixed salad), or something like tuna tartar. Since I do occasionally (once in two weeks or so) eat red meat, sometimes I'll just order some nice steak. Grilled chicken is something else I order, I always ask what they marinate the chicken in though. The few restaurants I go to also always have quinoa or brown rice as a side which