After much research and following other influencers trying it out, I finally decided to give the KETO DIET a shot. Of course I had no idea on how it works or what I could possibly introduce and remove from my current diet except the obvious bread, rice and pastries. Some of the main websites I read so I could have a thorough understanding of the whole concept are: THE DIET DOCTOR , KETO WEIGHT LOSS and so many others.
Before we begin, what is keto?
No, I'm not an expert on diet or a nutritionist by any means, but from my understanding, the Ketogenic diet is a form of eating regime that has all types of carbs and sugar completely cut out. Now every source differs in terms of how much carbs is accepted in a day. Some say don't exceed 30g others 20g, so really depends on you and your capabilities. Most of the diet consists of protein and fat (usually more fat than protein). By doing so, your body doesn't find any sort of source to create or burn energy hence your body being in "ketosis" when using stored fat instead of the carbs to source energy. I might have missed something, but that was my basic understanding of the whole concept (health professional don't hurt me)
Now obviously my initial goal from starting this diet was to lose weight, but only 1 month in and I physically noticed a change in so many things in my body, first of which my skin. It's so clear!! I don't suffer from severe chronic acne, only mild acne since I was 14 years old. Sometimes I have good skin days but most days my skin looks like the sahara desert with active volcanos, its a struggle.
Im currently only at the beginning of this new lifestyle, so in terms of weight-loss I have a very long way to go, maybe in a year or so I might do an update on the whole weight-loss part of it. But I just wanted to write about this diet in terms of skincare, because I experienced such a drastic change in my skin and I understand when most girls (or boys) feel insecure because of it. Even if you don't want to lose weight, I recommend maybe trying this diet for at least a month to see maybe its your diet affecting your skin?