Sweet Sweet Sugar
During my first year in the USA I gained 40 lbs. Some of it might be due to natural growth, but 40 lbs in one year is also a good amount of unwanted weight/fat. I wasn't a total couch potato and I would bike a few miles every day and participated in soccer. Something just didn't make sense. What was I eating more here than the beans + rice + eggs diet of my Guatemala times. It's that coca cola conspiracy + cereal.
I still have my sweets every once in a while but removing daily consumption of sweets has helped clear up my acne. Mr. Robert H. Lusting doesn't go into acne and only goes over weight. I have performed week long tests to see what happens when I eat sweets daily and when I don't. One week with sweets end ups in acne breakouts, one week without does the opposite.
Things like cereals, sugary beverages (juice, gatorade, cola, etc), bread, ice cream, cookies, jam, ketchup, and other sweets have a big impact at many levels. Most acne clearing products like Proactiv do not fix acne, they just treat what's on the surface. In my teen years I consulted Dermatologist and they always told me that diet had nothing to do with it, and that I should just keep getting Tetracycline which I found out has tons of negative side effects. I thought that when I got to "adult" status the acne would go away, but it didn't. So... now in my 20s I still get acne but now I know how to control it.
If you decide to take out sugars from your daily life be ready to know what smokers face when they try to quit. It sucks for a bit, but then life gets better.
If you watch the video above and get something out of it then please share it. Some of the diet guidelines that Tim Ferriss has in the 4-Hour Body have helped big time.