Acne is definitely something that happens to thousands of Americans across the nation. It’s something that scars both on the outside and on the inside.
However, I think there’s something even more widespread than acne, and it’s the fact that being overweight is something that’s being more and more common in the United States.
And if you have both, if you’re both overweight and have acne well… you’ve found the right guy to help you. I’ll tell you more about how I can change your life both physically and… well… physically in a moment. =) But to make it short and sweet, to answer the question: No. It doesn’t.
Plain and simple, being overweight does not CAUSE Acne.
It CAN definitely affect acne… if you already have acne.
I’m about to tell you secrets about being overweight and acne that NO ONE has ever told you before.
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you may be overweight and have acne. Why else would you be reading an article titled, “Does Being Fat or Overweight Cause Acne?” Maybe your’e just curious or maybe you know someone who is overweight, either way, you’re here so let me tell you a little bit about how weight and acne are related.
What does being fat do?
Being overweight ultimately affects the body by increasing the probability of heart disease. But we’re not here to talk about the how obesity is an epidemic and is plaguing the nation at an alarming rate are we? None the less, here are some interesting facts from obesity.org
Among 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) respondents:
- 6% were obese.
- 4% of men and 24.8% of women were obese.
- The obesity prevalence ranged from 19.1% for men and women aged 18–29 years to 31.7% and 30.2%, respectively, for men and women aged 50–59 years.
- By race/ethnicity and sex the obesity prevalence was highest for non-Hispanic black women (39.0%) followed by non-Hispanic black men (32.1%).
- The obesity prevalence was higher in the South (27.3%) and Midwest (26.5%) and lower in the Northeast (24.4%) and West (23.1%).
But can being overweight cause acne?
IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME TO HOW TO CLEAR YOUR ACNE?
Having suffered from acne for more than 10 years and performed many years of research on myself to the point of finally permanently curing my acne, I’ll tell you a bit about what I’ve learned. My name is Ray Wang and I’ve helped hundreds of people cure their acne. You can read more about me HERE. BEING OVERWEIGHT DOES NOT CAUSE ACNE BUT…!
Here’s the thing, if you don’t have acne you’re not going to suddenly have acne just because you’re overweight. There are plenty of people out in the world that are overweight but don’t have acne. However, that being said, if you DO HAVE ACNE already, then being overweight is definitely contributing to further aggravating that condition.
How am I so sure?
It’s common sense really, and in a minute, you’ll feel exactly the same way as I do.
Allow me to explain…
OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE ALL HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH EACH OTHER…
Chances are, if you or someone you know is overweight, they probably are not eating the healthiest of foods. They probably are not exercising. And they probably are not taking very good care of their bodies. That’s why their overweight and out of condition in the first place.
It’s usually highly unlikely that someone is overweight but extremely healthy in all other parts of their lives when it comes to health. It’s a lot more likely that if you were to random pick someone who is overweight, they probably don’t take very good care of their bodies (e.g. exercise, eating right, health conscious, etc…). Hence, that’s how they got to being overweight in the first place.
And I’m not saying that these people deserve to be in this situation, I’m not saying that people don’t care about their health, and I’m not saying that overweight people are slacking. Maybe there’s just not enough hours in the day for a working mother with 2 children to exercise, maybe it’s the financial budget that these people are working with when it comes to food so they have no choice, whatever the reason, they’ve gotten themselves to this point of being overweight and their health is at stake.
So let’s stop talking about how these people got here and start talking about what we’re going to do about it?
More importantly, let’s get to how being fat can affect your acne.
Fundamentally, what I’m saying is that overweight people most likely are eating foods that they’re not supposed to be eating and more than likely are NOT getting the proper nutrition in their daily diets.
THE RIGHT DIET = PROPER NUTRITION = CLEAR SKIN
Notice I didn’t say “healthy” diet. Because you can eat healthy foods all day but if you’re not giving your body the right combination of vitamins and nutrients, it can’t do it’s job and balance hormonal levels and regulate excess toxins. Within the right balance of elements, your body cannot heal itself or deal with acne and inflammation.
So what you need is the RIGHT diet, and the right diet is something that gives you all the right nutrition for clear skin.
Most people that are overweight are not getting the right combination of nutrition and therefore, if they’re not suffering from acne, you can BET that they’re going to be or already suffering from something AS WE SPEAK.
Scary thought huh?
What’s scarier is the fact that certain diets can elevate levels of triglycerides and give you high blood pressure or… what we sometimes call “the silent killer.” You feel fine, you look fine, then suddenly one day you drop dead. But that’s another story, you’re here for acne. Anyway… =)
SO WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? DOES BEING FAT CAUSE ACNE? IS IT YES OR NO?
What I’m saying is that for someone who is overweight, they are most likely not getting the proper nutrition. And if they’re not getting the proper nutrition and have acne, they are probably worsening the condition of their acne. Therefore, being overweight is indirectly related to not having clear skin.
OVERWEIGHT + ACNE = YES, BEING FAT DOES AFFECT YOUR ACNE
Because the result of being overweight most likely happened through the negligence of properly caring for one’s body. And through negligence, all sorts of disease and problems may arise INCLUDING acne.
NOT OVERWEIGHT = ACNE CAUSED BY DIET
So either way, the point here is that acne is caused by what kind of foods you eat and what kind of nutrition you’re getting. It’s just more likely that if you’re overweight or, dare I say fat, that you’re not eating properly for an acne free diet.
SO WHAT SHOULD I DO TO HELP ACNE AND BEING OVERWEIGHT?
Well you should start with understanding what foods are good for you and what foods aren’t. But what’s even better is that all the foods and the diet that I suggest, not only combat acne, but also promote health and fitness too. You’ll naturally lose weight if you follow my advice by getting the right amount of essential fatty acids, clean proteins, fresh vegetables, and the list goes on!