I’m using 180DH to try to gain weight after being low carb, and low calorie altogether, for the last few years trying to clear my skin.
I’ve had acne for nearly 10 years, (I’m 25/male now, and have had it since I began high school), on my face and on my back/chest. A lot of people have seen results going low carb and clearing their acne, but mine has always stayed pretty bad and maybe even got worse as I tried to eat “healthier”. The foods I ate were healthy foods, just not enough, and not in the right ratios.
So after years of trying diets and avoiding certain foods, I find myself pretty skinny and what I consider undernourished. I’m 160lbs and 6’3″.
Has anyone had any success at clearing up their acne by raising their metabolic rate? I feel like it’s making a little difference, but I’m not sure. I don’t know if metabolic rate is related to the skin in such a direct way or not. The worst of the acne is on my body and not my face, and I’ve run out of reasons to explain it. I’ve tried so many things that haven’t worked.
Also, when I first began looking to diet as a means of clearing my skin, I cut out milk and gluten. I haven’t had milk in a few years, but have occasionally eaten cheese. This was a huge restriction that cost me a lot of calories that I should have had. Around this time, I can’t be sure if it was just before or at the same time, I began to experience hyperhidrosis. It’s excessive sweating in the armpits and it’s really, really horrible. It happens when I’m nervous, but even sometimes without warning doing nothing. I notice it a lot, too, when my posture is poor. I’m skinny, so it hurts to sit on my butt for an extended period of time since it’s bony.
Did anyone experience hyperhidrosis when they were low carb?? I’m hoping that this change in diet, and hopefully weight gain, will stop the excessive sweating.