Another "team favorite" reading material is the book "Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It" by Gary Taubes. Very illuminating, and explains very well why cutting carbs is so effective for weight loss and, more importantly, so good for your overall health. Make sure to get your baseline blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars numbers tested now, and again a few months down the road. They will very likely show improvement!
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I have gone to about.com and got foods off their lists for menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks. they were very helpful. I finally went out and bought food and it feels good to have it in the house. now that I know the right foods to eat I feel better. here is hoping to loosing weight and being able to keep it off.
When I went low carb, my lifelong acne finally cleared up. It is so nice!
I know that most people recommend avoiding all artificial sweeteners, but I can't give up my sweetener in my coffee in the morning. The powdered Splenda has hidden carbs (used as fillers), but you can get liquid Sucralose with no carbs. There is Sucralose to Go and EZSweetz. They both taste the same to me, and you can usually find them at Walmart. They carry liquid Stevia, too.
There's a low carb cookbook author named Dana Carpender...her cookbooks are great. If you have a Half Price Books where you live, they are usually very easy to find at a reasonable price.
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My daughter just went low-carb because of acne and slightly elevated blood sugar levels (her weight is perfect). She had already been mostly grain-free (occasional gluten-free treats) and legume-free and now, about 10 days ago decided to give up sugar completely in favor of a calorie-free and carb-free sweetener called "Just like sugar" which is chicoree based. She has been in ketosis for a number of days now and her acne has already improved. I don't know yet how much it will improve but I would say this way of eating is so healthy for all parts of your body, I'd give it a try. There is a connection between gluten-intolerance and dairy intolerance. The first can cause the second. Also there is a difference between A1 and A2 milk, the second one seems to be much better tolerated by many people. I'm still learning about that one. Check out my recent blogs if you like for more info. Birgit
Sugar and wheat (and possibly dairy) are certainly implicated as (at the very least) aggravating acne, if not actually causing it. Eliminate those completely for a few weeks and see if you get an improvement. It's not so much about what foods you DO buy as what you DON'T. :)
I think it would probably not be about just buying some kinds of food. It would really need to become a low carb lifestyle. You might want to read up on that.
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