Can The Clear Skin Diet help you lose weight? It is a strange question, isn’t it? How can The Clear Skin Diet aid weight loss when it was obviously designed to make your skin acne-free? As it turns out, there are a lot of similarities between The Clear Skin Diet and a typical weight-loss diet.
On the surface, pimples are caused by the overproduction of sebum (a fatty substance) in the oil-producing glands in the pores. But deep down, eating certain foods – and avoiding others – can affect breakouts, says dermatologist Valori Treloar, co-authors of The Clear Skin Diet.
The main offenders, not surprisingly, are foods high in sugar. They cause an insulin spike that triggers a rise in certain hormones, which in turn produce a number of inflammatory chemicals that support the propagation of acne. In short, a sugar detox could help keep your acne under control.
In addition to a sugar detox, to reduce the chance of the acne break out, foods high in fiber should be on your menu as well. Why? Because they are usually low on the glycemic index and contain a lot of anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
In short, you should stay away from fruit juices, alcohol, starchy vegetables, dried fruit, bananas, milk, products that contain high-fructose corn syrup, sodas, and sweets. Your diet should include berries, leafy greens, vegetables, nuts, eggs, and whole grains.