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Carbs, weight gain and acne

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Hi y'all. I've been eating the paleo diet for about a year now. I'm a male age 18

This is what I've discovered recently.

-When I eat fruit, dairy, and carbs my acne returns with a vengeance within a day or two.

-When I eat carbs I gain weight in my abdomen, thighs, and butt (this makes me feel self conscious to be honest). I think i am an enndomorph.

-When I eat low carb, just meats, veges, fat, and a little bit of chocolate both my weight and acne are just where I want them.

I've read that if you are getting acne, your body cannot tolerate something you are eating. But the problem is I am craving chocolate SO HARD when i eat very little carbs. Sometimes I am craving sweet potatoes too which were my main source of carbs in the past.

Thanks for reading this far!

What could all of this mean?

Is it possibly SIBO?

Can some people just not tolerate carbohydrates because of years of damage from the SAD?

Thanks Again

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on April 21, 2013
at 01:36 AM

Crazy...or genius!!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on April 20, 2013
at 02:54 PM

Maybe if you could increase your muscular insulin sensitivity via maybe high intensity training then that would create a need for muscular insulin sensitivity to replenish the muscle's now depleted glycogen stores and just maybe your fat cells which typically have to be insulin sensitive to protect your body against the glycation damage that would otherwise ensue could now become **less** insulin sensitive thereby increasing your lean body mass while simultaneously decreasing your bodyfat? I know this sounds like a crazy theory, but it ight just work!

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on April 20, 2013
at 02:51 PM

Maybe if you could increase muscular insulin sensitivity via maybe intense workouts that would create a need for muscular insulin sensitivity to replenish glycogen stores and your fat cells which have to be insulin sensitive to protect against the glycation damage tat would otherwise ensue could become less insulin resistant thereby increasing your lbm and simultaneously decreasing body fat? It's a crazy theory I know, but I think it just might work!!

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on April 20, 2013
at 02:23 PM

So carbs make you gain fat. I wonder how you could decrease the insulin sensitivity of your fat cells. Hmm.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on April 20, 2013
at 02:56 PM

Maybe if you could deplete your muscle's glycogen via Something like high intensity training, then that would create a need for muscular insulin sensitivity to replenish the muscle's now depleted glycogen stores and just maybe your fat cells which typically have to be insulin sensitive to protect your body against the glycation damage that would otherwise ensue could now become less insulin sensitive thereby increasing your lean body mass while simultaneously decreasing your bodyfat even with higher carb consumption? I know this might sound like a crazy theory, but i bet it just might work! :)

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on April 21, 2013
at 01:36 AM

Crazy...or genius!!

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on April 20, 2013
at 04:25 PM

Dairy is the culprit for my acne. Have you tried just 100% eliminating dairy (even butter) but keeping fruit and carbs? Also, higher fat ratios definitely help my skin, regardless of carb types.

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