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I am convinced that beauty and wellness go hand in hand. If you have a poor diet, it will be reflected not only in the way you feel (and probably on the scales), but also on the skin: as someone who has had cystic acne in the past , I always try to figure out what I could have eaten, which caused a whopper of a quote when you turn up. And while it's not always easy to pin down the exact culprit, a clean diet certainly helps in the Radiant Complex. (See also: After a Dairy-Free, Raw Vegan Diet That Finally Helped My Terrible Acne)
Given the opportunity to try out the exact plan the food delivery service Urban Remedy curated for Kate Upton, I thought, "Why not?" Her plans are also a favorite of Angela Lindvall, another model who has gone down the Victoria's Secret catwalk. I signed up for the three-day plan ($ 1
The meal plan is a mix of fresh juices, vegetable salads and lean protein. On the first day, I shot down the endurance shot of the brand; Although I'm not a fan of turnips, it was not so bad (I immediately hunted with water) and I felt good during my Barry bootcamp course. After my workout I had the "Slender Greens" juice that packed cucumber, celery, spinach, parsley and lemon. At noon, I was really hungry. I had Thai veggie noodles, free-range chickens and zucchini chips. The "Green Berry" juice was my afternoon snack and the dinner was a vegan caesar salad. (Related: The Top 20 Skin Care Products of 2018 According to Beauty Editors and Dermatologists)
The next two days were pretty similar, and I never really felt disadvantaged – it was just another way to eat. There were two additional settings, one with hydration with cucumber and one with inflammation with turmeric; and while I seemed a bit over the top to drink these plus two daily juices (I usually stick to water and tea), I felt it increased my intake of fruits and vegetables every day. (See also: The Healthy Beet Juice Intake for Youthful Glowing Skin)
I asked New York-based nutritionist Maria Marlowe, R.D., if changing diet for just three days could improve the skin. Your judgment? "You can see results in just three days, and complete eradication usually takes one to three months, depending on the severity of your acne," she said. But it is important to note that diet is not the only acne offender; Many other factors, including hormones, play a role (and your doctor can help you determine exactly what is going on). And while this is not as exciting as a quick fix, maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle will yield the best long-term results.
To be honest, in my case, I have not noticed a big difference in my complexion. But I felt more energized especially since I usually grabbed a sweet snack at 3:00 pm and instead sipped a fresh juice. With juice, however, it should be noted that "it removes the fiber, which blunts the blood sugar spike," says Marlowe. "For a normal person this may not be a big deal, but for someone with an imbalance I would avoid it." Your hack: Add two teaspoons of chia seeds to the juice and let it rest for 10 minutes before drinking. "This adds fiber and protein to help blunt your blood sugar, and you will not even taste it even if you taste it." (See also: 6 facial cleansing oils Dermatologists swear)
A plan like this is "a great reset for someone who is busy and has no time for cooking and wants to encourage a healthier way of eating," says Marlowe, adding that it "provides a wealth of anti-inflammatory foods and is super hydrating, which can all contribute to a healthier and brighter complexion". (See also: I ate like Kate Upton for three days – and it was actually not that hard)
So if you feel like it, you should do it – especially when it comes to an event or special event Where You Are Right now you are too busy to plan your meals, but you want to replenish foods that support glowing skin. However, if you are experiencing severe acne, contact your dermatologist and nutritionist to find the best treatment options for you.
This story originally appeared on Health.com by Lisa DeSantis.