Unfortunately, flexitarianism isn’t a diet based on showing off your money.
It’s a vegetarian diet with cheat days, also called semi-vegetarianism. Yes, you’re going to be that ‘veggo’ friend. And you’re going to find out why they’re so good looking.
Flexitarians get their macros from plants, the more whole the better. That gives you:
- Carbs from legumes and whole grains
- Protein from plants and nuts
- Fat from oils, nuts and a little meat from time to time
To get the flexitarian benefits, you have to avoid sugar and refined foods. This diet works because you’re eating plants while they still have all their vitamins. And you’ll have a shallower carbon footprint.
Flexitarianism lines up nicely with the skinB5 lifestyle. You’re getting superfoods and nutrients, but try covering up for lost meat using some Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins and Clear Skin Superfood Booster with 63 ingredients.
Remember the Atkins diet? People decided they could eat whatever they liked as long as they stayed low carb. And it worked.
Well now we know exactly why:
- If your diet is 70% fat and 5% carbs, your body learns to use fat as fuel instead of carbs. Your body goes into ketosis or ‘starvation mode’, where it eats body fat to survive.
- Keto has been around since the ‘20s, when it was used to decrease seizures in epilepsy patients.
- The keto diet works better for fat loss than a low-fat diet.
- Keto lowers insulin, the chemical that tells your body to gain fat -- and acne.
There are amazing apps and online guides to help you follow the keto diet. Any health professional can help too.
If you do keto right, the increased hydration will blast away breakouts. This diet requires more water than usual. Meanwhile, try using a Superfood Booster to make up for the fruits you’re avoiding.
This one is crazy interesting. After dinner you stop eating. You consume zero calories for around 12 to 22 hours. Every couple hours’ fasting adds new benefits.
After 12 hours your body increases something called autophagy. Your healthy cells eat your weak ones, meaning your good skin is shedding the bad.
After 16, you’re filled with growth hormone. This can improve your fitness and organ function.
Every hour you’re losing fat and inflammation. And those other processes are getting faster.
There’s a controversial version called prolonged fasting which lasts 24 hours or more. Talk to your doctor about this one. The Internet is dark and full of bad advice.
Anyway, I tried it so here’s my advice. In 24 hours of fasting I went into ketosis. After another 48 hours I’d lost two kilos.
I was exhausted but full of adrenaline. Something deep in me knew I was literally starving. It was scary and it felt good. With a little medical supervision and a lot of research, I can recommend it.
Autophagy might be a powerful way to remove the damage that obesity and acne can do, one cell at a time. But go slow and avoid extreme changes if you’re doing it to improve yourself. It takes new habits to get in shape, and eating nothing for just a week won’t build habits.
But the best diet for your skin might be …
The Mediterranean Diet
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