We are constantly been bombarded with the latest fad diet and 10-minute exercise regime that are supposedly going to give us a body like Kylie’s. But chances are, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
Its hard to know what’s fact and what’s fiction with all the contradictory advice out there on the market today. That’s where we step in. At Face the Future we pride ourselves on looking after you and your skin…and one of the biggest contributions to skin conditions is a bad diet.
We all know the basics… eat your greens, include 5-a-day (try these great powdered Mattsupps supplements for a quick win), limit red wine and caffeine and drink plenty of water.
But what else?
One of the biggest problems with trying to maintain a healthy diet is processed foods. This includes all your off-the-shelf, low fat, low calorie, low taste meals designed to make you “drop a dress size” What they don’t tell you is they are simply substituting the fat for sugar…
Sugar Vs Fat:
So, you don’t like the sound of either? Well neither do we, not in excess anyway. But, the truth is our body needs essential fats in our diet in order to function correctly. Cutting fat out of your diet can cause many long term health issues. As well as this people who take the low fat diet approach tend to divert onto something much worse, the high sugar diet.
When our body has too much sugar it simply stores it as fat. Not the good essential fats found in meat, fish and nuts. But the fat that sits on your hips after the festive season has ended and stays all year round. Sugar is also is a key contributor to skin conditions such as acne.
Of course we could all do to trim up from time to time but there are much easier ways of doing it.
If you want to cut down on fat, buy your meat from the butchers, ask them to trim all the fat off for you. Cut out packaging, try and make meals with as many fresh foods as possible. In this day and age it can be a struggle to find time to do anything let alone get out the cookery books, but you can make simple wholesome dishes from just a few ingredients from your local market.
You can also cut out sugary and salty snacks and replace them with nuts for an healthier alternative. But, the most important thing to remember is everything in moderation. Everyone needs a treat every now and again and it helps to keep your metabolism on its toes. However try and limit yourself to one or two nights a week at most.
These tips may sound like simple common sense, but it’s mainly just a reminder that it’s easy to fall into the trap of eating sugary, low fat foods….and this doesn’t just contribute to weight gain, it can directly influence the condition of your skin.
If you’d like more information on what you can subtract or add to your diet in order to improve your skin just give us a call on 0113 282 3300.
Written for you by: Emily, Face the Future