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[QUOTE=jason02]ive read books that have ridiculous and unrealistic "acne diets" (im a human being not a rabbit! i cant live off of carrots and cabbage!) and those just turned me off to the whole acne diet thing.

can you guys specifically tell me what you eat for breakfast lunch and dinner? what is your average meal look like?[/QUOTE]

First off, you should not think of this as an acne diet or any other kind of diet for that matter. Calling it a diet makes it sound like it's temporary and calling it an acne diet suggests that it's only focused on preventing acne. That's not the goal, it's just one of the benefits. The goal is actually to simply give your body the food it was designed to use. By doing so, you'll improve your overall health and reduce your chances of developing so many of today's leading health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. You'll also help your acne because acne is merely an indication that something is going wrong inside you. And if something is going wrong inside you, what you're putting into your body should always be suspect. The premise is very simple. Millions of years of evolution have conditioned the human body to run on certain types of fuel. Your car probably runs on unleaded gas, but if you put diesel fuel in it instead, what do you think would happen? It's the same thing with the human body. The problem is most of us have been eating the wrong foods. And it's not just the obvious stuff like candy or pizza. Even the stuff that's supposedly healthy is bad for us. That's the power of clever marketing. But thankfully, you don't have to limit yourself to just carrots and cabbage. You can actually eat a lot of different foods. You can eat fruits, vegetables, lean meat, fish, and nuts. Basically ask yourself the following question when you see food. "Does it swim, fly, walk on land, fall off a tree, or sprout from the ground?" If not, skip it. If it's something that has gone through enough processing where you can't tell what it started out as, don't eat it. Things like baked goods obviously fail this test. But even "healthy" foods like dairy and whole wheat bread also fail. I can look at a chicken breast and figure out that it was an animal. When you look at a loaf of bread, can you tell what it started out as? Bread isn't based on an animal or a plant. It's something man created. And as far as dairy is concerned, can you think of any animal that consumes the milk of another animal?

Applying this principle isn't easy. It will take some time to adjust because we've all been brainwashed as to what "healthy" food is. I've eliminated dairy, but oatmeal is something I still haven't cut out cause I had gotten so used to having it for breakfast. For breakfast, I'll eat plain oatmeal with blueberries and some scrambled egg whites. The eggs and berries are fine, the oatmeal I need to phase out. For lunch, I generally go out to eat and scan the menu for something that has lean meat or fish and either comes with veggies or lets me substitute veggies. If the entree comes with fries or rice, I don't eat it. Even at a fast food place, I can get a grilled chicken sandwich and a side salad. I just toss out the bun and don't use the dressing. For dinner, I'll grill up some chicken, turkey, fish, lean red meat and have some veggies on the side. During the day, I might snack on nuts or some fruit. There are many advantages of eating this way. My energy level stays high, I'm never ravenously hungry, and my meals are pretty simple which makes cooking a lot easier and quick. Plus, I feel better, rarely get even a cold, and have gotten really lean. But this is not a ridiculous way of eating, nor is it unrealistic. You won't make the transition overnight. Like me, it may take some time to eliminate certain foods that you're used to eating. But you can also indulge once in a while. Even though chocolate gives me acne, I still allow myself a dessert once a week.

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