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Don’t Eat Dairy if You Want Clear Skin

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I wrote a post on dairy & acne in November. That feels like a year ago. Time sure goes by quick! πŸ™‚ So after a couple of months, I ditched my vegetarian diet because of my love for animals. β™₯ The thought of consuming animal by-products made me want to vomit. I’m not even joking. I felt sick to my stomach thinking about it. It got to the point where I couldn’t stand the smell of eggs and dairy. When I stopped eating eggs and dairy, I started to feel better as the days went on. I initially went back to vegan because I didn’t want to contribute to the suffering of animals, but I noticed something else. That was MY SKIN! My skin became less oily. The texture of it changed too. It smoothed out. I usually get a couple of pimples when I go without applying acne cream, but I didn’t. I recently went a week without treating my skin with acne cream, and my skin didn’t react negatively. It got better. My skin remained clear and bright! Since my skin improved, I go without makeup most days of the week. Sometimes, I even go without makeup for weeks! I haven’t changed my diet at all besides eliminating eggs and dairy. So I’m not drinking tons of green smoothies or anything like that. It’s pretty much the same as when I was a vegetarian (just without the eggs and dairy). What else can I say? I’m happy. πŸ™‚ My experience on ditching eggs and dairy has been a positive one. Looking back at my vegan years, my skin was pretty clear compared to my vegetarian years. I’d say vegans have the upper hand when it comes to having beautiful skin. 😊 What’s not to love? Clear skin, saving animals, caring for the environment, good health, having luxurious hair too! I remember I mentioned that my hair is growing out faster than ever! It still is. πŸ₯° If you want clear, acne-free skin, cut out eggs and dairy. Go vegan! πŸ·πŸŒŽπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ™₯

Check out my vegan, cruelty-free skin care routine:

My Skin Care Routine (Vegan, Cruelty-Free)

10 Tips on How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner When You’re on a Diet

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Thanksgiving Dinner

I had Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, but I have another one to attend on Thanksgiving Day. My first dinner went well, but I did treat myself to some really good food. I just couldn’t help it. My sister-in-law makes the best pies and other desserts. She’s that awesome, and I love her. β™₯ So I came up with some tips on how to not ruin your diet at Thanksgiving dinner. I’m trying to behave myself the second time around. If you insist on ruining your diet and going all out, feel free to do so. No judgment. Live your life. This only happens once a year. This is for the people that want to watch their waistline. πŸ™‚

1. Stay on your exercise plan

You can put in a workout before dinner or simply just stick to your exercise routine. The point is to burn calories. Don’t be lazy about it because it’s ‘the holidays’.

2. Eat breakfast before arriving

I know this may sound weird but hear me out. Eating breakfast or lunch before arriving to dinner will prevent you from feeling ravenous. This way, you won’t lose control and eat everything in sight. We all know hunger pangs are real.

3. Don’t overdo the desserts or appetizers πŸ₯§πŸ°

You can treat yourself to dessert and appetizers but don’t overdo it. I know desserts and appetizers are the best. It can be difficult not to go all out. Have some self-control and portion them out.

4. Add more vegetables onto your plate

I’m sure at every Thanksgiving dinner, there will be veggies on the table. Eat a lot of vegetables. Vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals. They are also full of fiber to make you feel fuller faster. They’re healthy.

5. Be very picky

You don’t have to eat everything. If someone is offering something that you don’t like or want to eat, say thank you and pass it. Sometimes it’s hard to turn down food because you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. You can always take some, but not eat it or nibble on a little bit of it. If you know what I mean. πŸ˜†

6. Pass the cocktails and liquor

Stay away from the cocktails and liquor. They will only add empty calories to your diet.

7. Spend time making conversation and have fun

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t always about the food. It’s about spending time with the people you love. You can enjoy the food too, but it’s about the people. πŸ™‚

8. Dress well

If you come to Thanksgiving dinner wearing your fat pants, you know exactly what you’re going to do. Wear clothes that are snug to prevent yourself from overeating.

9. Portion control

Portion control is very important to maintain your diet. Use common sense. Don’t lie to yourself how much a portion of food is. I know a lot of people are guilty of this.

10. Help clean up

Offer to clean up. This will keep you moving instead of lounging around and snacking.

I hope this helps! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you mess up, don’t be too hard on yourself. You can always get back on track the day after.

Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒ

What are you thankful for? Here’s my list. β™₯β™₯β™₯

What I’m Thankful for…

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