It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acne Message Board

  • Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-24-2005, 02:07 AM   #1
    eNathan
    Member
    (male)
     
    eNathan's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Location: Illinois
    Posts: 57
    eNathan HB User
    Lightbulb Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    In 6 days I am going to start a strict diet of no processed food, sugar, or simple carbs. But as we all know, it is extreamly hard to avoid these. My basic plan (from what I have read on these forums) is to ::

    Cut out all sugar and what not. Drink a ton of water (detox?). And wash my face several times a day with some clenser.

    But what foods can I actaully eat? All I have so far is ::

    Vegtibles (juiced maybe)
    Egg's
    Whole weat bread
    Lentils

    Thanks for any help! Hope this theoretical diet works.
    __________________
    --eNathan

    "Imagination is more greater than knowledge." -- Albert Einstine

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 10-24-2005, 05:16 AM   #2
    chesterfalls
    Member
    (male)
     
    chesterfalls's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Posts: 92
    chesterfalls HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    I started trying to eat healthy about 2 years ago when i became vegetarian. It didn't make any difference to my skin what-so-ever so after a year or so i went back to eating what ever i want. I'm still vegetaran though.

    I was also drinking A LOT of water at that time... all i got from that was having to pee a lot haha...

    Everyone is different though, good luck!

     
    Old 10-24-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
    eNathan
    Member
    (male)
     
    eNathan's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Location: Illinois
    Posts: 57
    eNathan HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    Yea, that is the main thing I have learned. Certian things work for certian people. Hopefully this will work; If not, something will.

    What foods did you eat which did not contain sugar?
    __________________
    --eNathan

    "Imagination is more greater than knowledge." -- Albert Einstine

     
    Old 10-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
    jennymc41
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    jennymc41's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 390
    jennymc41 HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    If you really want to know what foods cause acne and other problems in your body, i think you should visit a naturopath and get a food screen, or for now try to avoid sugar, caffine, wheat, and dairy. I know it's hard , trying to avoid all of those things... i cant even make it couple days without having a little bit of sugar.

     
    Old 10-25-2005, 06:58 PM   #5
    hybridelements
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    hybridelements's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Posts: 103
    hybridelements HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    Cut down on the following foods

    Red meat (beef and pork)
    Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, cream etc)
    Smoked fish, meat or cheeses
    Processed foods (ready meals, tinned meals etc)
    Wheat and wheat products
    Refined flour (white bread, white pasta etc)
    Refined sugar (sweets, white sugar etc)
    White rice
    High fat foods (deep fried, takeaways etc)
    Yeasty foods (yeast, mushrooms, beer/lager, yeast extract)
    Spicy food
    Burned or chargrilled food
    Salt
    Additives & preservatives
    Caffeine
    Alcohol
    Chocolate (refined sugar and milk)

    look out for:
    o Milk proteins
    o Whey powder
    o Additives (E numbers)
    o Preservatives (especially sulphates such as sulpur dioxide)
    o Sodium (salt)

     
    Old 10-25-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
    lin_82
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    lin_82's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Posts: 7
    lin_82 HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    Hi,

    Don't eat seafood too, except fish. Others like crabs, prawn better don't eat.
    Eat more vitamin C...like orange, kiwi, pineapple. And most importantly, sleep enough. ^__^

     
    Old 10-25-2005, 08:52 PM   #7
    eNathan
    Member
    (male)
     
    eNathan's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Location: Illinois
    Posts: 57
    eNathan HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lin_82
    Hi,

    Don't eat seafood too, except fish. Others like crabs, prawn better don't eat.
    Eat more vitamin C...like orange, kiwi, pineapple. And most importantly, sleep enough. ^__^
    I though that oranges and pineapple are fruit, and therefore contain sugar, and therefore spikes our insulin level's.
    __________________
    --eNathan

    "Imagination is more greater than knowledge." -- Albert Einstine

     
    Old 10-26-2005, 01:20 AM   #8
    oizo
    Junior Member
    (male)
     
    oizo's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Posts: 13
    oizo HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    like someone else said, different foods for different people! what worked best for me was the blood type diet, which calls for the total elimination of refined flours, wheat, dairy, and certain other foods. im type o, which does best on high protein and meat, no dairy or wheat products at all, and plenty of exercise - this would explain why some people thrived on atkins while others ended up in the er with kidney failure. likewise, others may feel deathly sick on a raw foods diet. i gradually went vegetarian this summer and became extremely sick. im not bashing veganism at all - rather, the one size fits all mentality. there are some no-brainers to avoid though..like hydrogenated oils, excess refined sugars, etc. do some research on the blood type 'diet' and see if its something youd be up for. it may seem a bit ridiculous, the idea that blood type determines food compatibility..but whatever, to each his own, right? good luck everyone!

     
    Old 12-05-2005, 03:49 PM   #9
    halfbreed
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    halfbreed's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Posts: 35
    halfbreed HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    i started cutting back on processed foods recently too. be sure to add your omega 3s and a take a multivitamin at least if you aren't already doing so.
    some of my favorites:
    tofu
    soymilk
    rice or soy cakes
    organic saltine type crackers
    plain oatmeal
    steamed brocolli doesn't taste great, but is loaded w/ vitamins

    whatever you do, avoid sugar whenever possible! even in fruits, excess sugar is awful for skin! substitute lemon and water for an orange for vitamin c.

    i hope you see good results!

     
    Old 12-08-2005, 12:38 AM   #10
    Andrew29
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Andrew29's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2001
    Posts: 783
    Andrew29 HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    Simple: anything that tastes good is illegal.

    Do a search on the forum. There are a few very extensive lists that some people have formulated.

    Last edited by Andrew29; 12-08-2005 at 12:48 AM.

     
    Old 12-08-2005, 05:53 AM   #11
    willowb
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    willowb's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Posts: 107
    willowb HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    im sorry, but im not going to eat wheat grass or lentilles for the rest of my life just to have clear skin! this is a joke...i cant imagine not being able to eat the kind of food i want, and not just the luxury foods like sugar and things like that...but FOOD in general, no red meat?? no sea food?? i might as well just go out back and mow the lawn for my dinner...rediculous.


    for those who have done it, good for you. i on the other hand, am not going to let acne rule every part of my life...

     
    Old 12-08-2005, 06:55 AM   #12
    lexla
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    lexla's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Posts: 415
    lexla HB User
    Re: Clearing up acne the diet way -- what foods are legal?

    i kind of agree with willowb....everyone needs some sort of protein in their diet, i dont think cutting out red meat and fish is a good idea...actually a lot of fish has been attributed to helping skin, i do agree certain foods can be cut back but not totally out of a diet. i have cut down on dairy and sugar, but honesty dont want to go through life taking calcium pills and not having desserts lol good luck to those who do choose to do the diet cleanse and i wish you the best of luck!

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    nonbelievers & believers of diet/acne connection idealist Acne 49 04-22-2006 08:39 PM
    Acne Cure (not a theory) DAFT Acne 40 09-24-2005 10:50 AM
    acne, diet, hormones...my story idealist1976 Acne 21 02-02-2005 06:55 PM
    Raw Food Diet and Acne sadman Acne 22 11-27-2004 03:05 PM
    Diet/acne horsies Acne 6 01-18-2004 11:55 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:06 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!