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Fuller lips possible from paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2011 at 12:31 AM

I'm three weeks paleo as of today and seeing lots of improvements like fitting into a too tight skirt and not wheezing on an awful humid day like today. I even think my hair is getting thicker! But the weirdest thing is my lips look fuller and are more red. I noticed it but then my husband commented too. I thought that this might be one of the reasons people look younger in their "after" shots? Maybe good fats plump the skin including lips?

(If this is a real thing due to paleo someone should alert Hollywood so that people would quit destroying their faces with implants!)

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on March 02, 2012
at 09:48 PM

What do you eat? I'm about three months in and actually looked a lot better my first month!

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on August 25, 2011
at 11:42 PM

Oh thanks for that link!!

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on August 25, 2011
at 11:41 PM

It is one of the niftiest things about the before/afters. On Paleo people look younger; on vegan diets they tend to look older. (Gross generalization I know; individual responses may vary!)

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on August 25, 2011
at 11:40 PM

Travis, I'm not sure (because I'm still learning my way around). The only dairy I'm eating is butter and heavy cream in my coffee when I'm out of coconut milk but my husband isn't out of cream. I'm not particularly trying to low carb but my carbs tend to be below 50 most days (somedays way below).

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on August 25, 2011
at 06:35 PM

tovesworld- I read about that on The Healthy Home Economist. She said "I have a friend who once told me that after about age 30, a woman’s lips disappear into the back of her head! This was a colorful way of saying that lipstick was mandatory after a certain age. I don’t agree! Lips that have no color whatsoever is not an age thing – it is a sign of weak adrenals. " There's a little more under Pale Lips on this post: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2010/09/6-little-known-signs-of-adrenal-fatigue/

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on August 25, 2011
at 06:24 PM

Which variety of paleo specifically are you eating?

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Its funny you say that, I had a guy at my office tell me that I was "too skinny" after losing about 30 lbs and getting leaner. Only in America (specifically San Antonio) would someone mistake true health and wellness for being "too skinny"

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on August 25, 2011
at 03:37 PM

I've also noticed changes in my skin. I have a "pinkish hue" (as George Castanza said) more often in my face since going paleo. Katherine, curious about the relationship between your cycle and your skin, can you elaborate just a little?

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on August 25, 2011
at 02:10 PM

Yay! That is great.

60c285ff1dff1ea5af6a5820aa5320cf

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:03 PM

Now that's very interesting! My lips were much lighter and my mom said that just happens as you get older (I'm 42) but now I wonder if it's one of those things that doesn't HAVE to happen and is a sign of poor health.

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Just ditto-ing this. My lips did get darker/redder, they were quite pale before.

60c285ff1dff1ea5af6a5820aa5320cf

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on August 25, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Katherine, just ovulated so it's not that. My skin has been very good & glowy but I also started washing my face with honey (crunchy betty's challenge) so wasn't sure if that was paleo or my new skin care regime.

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:06 AM

where are you in your cycle?

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on August 25, 2011
at 12:59 AM

I've been told that my lips are quite nice. Also, my eyelashes go on for days.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on August 25, 2011
at 12:35 AM

Oh goodness goodness. In my heart of hearts I hope this is true.

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on August 25, 2011
at 12:40 AM

I'm 3 months in and I'm having the same experience as you. I've actually mistakenly thought that I had already put on my minimal make-up several times recently (when I had not!) It's not just my lips, it's my whole face and the difference is fairly dramatic. My lashes & brows are slightly darker, my skin is clearing and taking on a creamy glow, and my lips are a deeper pink. A completely unexpected and VERY welcome side effect!

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on March 02, 2012
at 09:48 PM

What do you eat? I'm about three months in and actually looked a lot better my first month!

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on August 25, 2011
at 02:17 AM

Probably the best benefit of eating lots of good quality fats is the glow and anti-aging! I definitely look younger now than I did when I was vegan 2 years ago! While vegan I suffered from horrible, flaking dry skin, eczema, rashes, cracking lips and a 30 pound weight gain in just one year.

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on August 25, 2011
at 02:06 AM

one of the main things people noticed was my skin..they said i glowed...i already have big lips so dunno about that one...

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:51 AM

Paleo = primal = sexy

Roll with it! ;)

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on August 25, 2011
at 06:23 AM

I don't know about actually getting plumper, but I used to have very light lips, which I hear is a sign of adrenal fatigue. Since quitting the SAD, my lips are much redder and seem to be better defined. I've wondered if they're actually bigger, but I generally just write it off as simply being more noticeable.

60c285ff1dff1ea5af6a5820aa5320cf

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:03 PM

Now that's very interesting! My lips were much lighter and my mom said that just happens as you get older (I'm 42) but now I wonder if it's one of those things that doesn't HAVE to happen and is a sign of poor health.

C1fb8666b1ae085507a76a4c494e4f0a

on August 25, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Just ditto-ing this. My lips did get darker/redder, they were quite pale before.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on August 25, 2011
at 06:35 PM

tovesworld- I read about that on The Healthy Home Economist. She said "I have a friend who once told me that after about age 30, a woman’s lips disappear into the back of her head! This was a colorful way of saying that lipstick was mandatory after a certain age. I don’t agree! Lips that have no color whatsoever is not an age thing – it is a sign of weak adrenals. " There's a little more under Pale Lips on this post: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2010/09/6-little-known-signs-of-adrenal-fatigue/

60c285ff1dff1ea5af6a5820aa5320cf

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on August 25, 2011
at 11:42 PM

Oh thanks for that link!!

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on August 25, 2011
at 02:00 PM

My nieces told me after I lost about 25 lbs, that I looked 10 years younger. Recently, after about 35 lbs loss and a very slim body, they told me I was at least 15 years younger and asked me where my butt went!! (it usually arrived in the room before I did).

So I don't know about fuller lips or better hair, I'll happily take the 15 years younger!!

Sometimes when I've lost weight people react like I'm sick and get all 'worried', not this time!!!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on August 25, 2011
at 02:10 PM

Yay! That is great.

60c285ff1dff1ea5af6a5820aa5320cf

(266)

on August 25, 2011
at 11:41 PM

It is one of the niftiest things about the before/afters. On Paleo people look younger; on vegan diets they tend to look older. (Gross generalization I know; individual responses may vary!)

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

(536)

on August 25, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Its funny you say that, I had a guy at my office tell me that I was "too skinny" after losing about 30 lbs and getting leaner. Only in America (specifically San Antonio) would someone mistake true health and wellness for being "too skinny"

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:36 AM

sounds like an allergic reaction.. lol jk ppl have told me my skin is glowy- but i dont think my lips are plumper :/

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