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Old 03-09-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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Do you believe that diet helps to enhance one's natural-given attributes? Or do you think that we are limited by our genes, and that diet really can't change things very much?

This thread is about what has worked for you, what doesn't, and the things that you feel are just hype.

I have some friends that came over from Greece. Their skin complexion is amazing. They attribute their tone and texture to a lifetime consumption of olive oil in their diet, which is like a staple in that region of the world.

Check out these foods that Dr. Oz recommends:

Top 10 Beauty-Detox Foods | The Dr. Oz Show
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Do you believe that diet helps to enhance one's natural-given attributes? Or do you think that we are limited by our genes, and that diet really can't change things very much?

This thread is about what has worked for you, what doesn't, and the things that you feel are just hype.

I have some friends that came over from Greece. Their skin complexion is amazing. They attribute their tone and texture to a lifetime consumption of olive oil in their diet, which is like a staple in that region of the world.

Check out these foods that Dr. Oz recommends:

Top 10 Beauty-Detox Foods | The Dr. Oz Show
I eat virtually nothing on that list except citrus. Your friends from Greece probably have good skin due to genetics, and maybe a small part from diet/lifestyle. I am part Spanish and have a great complexion. At 65, my face has only a few fine lines, and looks supple and glowing despite going in the sun (I live in Florida)

Don't get me wrong, I eat healthy, I don't eat a lot of processed foods, I get plenty of protein, fruit, nuts, veggies and fats, don't smoke, drink moderately and only wine. I do use olive oil, but only on salad, it oxidizes if you cook with it. I work out a lot and get a lot of fresh air. I live close to the coast. I also do not put chemicals on my skin and wash only with oils, no soap. So there are many things that go into what one's skin looks like. And I have to say that genetics is really #1.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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Certainly no super-food will turn you into a supermodel, but yes, I do believe diet & lifestyle have an enormous impact on beauty and aging. Mainly because I have seen results. It's all about finding what works for you.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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I believe in Portion Control (no diet!!!)....

But part of your body frame/built IS genetic. I'm always going to be curvy, but at least I can keep it toned & smooth by exercise everyday & portion control when I eat.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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I think diet has an ENORMOUS impact on beauty. Besides weight issues, a crappy diet can wreck havoc on your skin and general demeanor.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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For some strange reason, people don't like to talk about diet in relation to how it affects one's looks. Go figure.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Diet for me is the most important component of beauty. When I eat well (vegetables, healthy fats/proteins, some fruit) my skin glows, my figure istrim and my general wellbeing is improved which helps radiate beauty from within.

When I’m eating poorly the first things that suffers is my skin; it breaksout quite badly! The next thing that goes is my figure; I’m puffy and untoned. Otherthings that make me look less attractive are puffy, red eyes, greasy hair andskin, and not carrying myself well due to feeling sick and tired.

Overall, I think if you want to be more attractive, ditch the junk food andmake vegetables a staple at every meal. I’ve noticed when I cut out sugar andfocus on vegetables I look my most attractive (and receive more attention)
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