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Can eating more meat/not eating enough fruits and vegetables cause these problems?

Asked by Mtl_zack (6751points) February 4th, 2009

My diet has been out of whack recently. I’m eating A LOT of meat, and very little fruit or vegetables. I’m getting pimples, even though I’m taking Accutane. Accutane stimulates the production of Vitamin A, I think. I’m also having some diarrhea. Can my diet be causing these problems?

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trumi's avatar

Well yeah :P

Just from personal experience, an out-of-whack diet can cause lots of issues. Especially in the bathroom.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Yes. You need roughage, which fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide.

arnbev959's avatar

I went on a two week family vacation to the beach last summer. We ate out all the time, and after the first week, everyone started feeling sick. I figured out why. I went to the supermarket and bought a ton of fruit for myself, devoured it, and promptly began to feel much better.

Allie's avatar

Heh, Petey. ..bought a ton of fruit for myself..

steve6's avatar

any fried foods?

Vinifera7's avatar

You will get constipation or other issues with your bowels unless you take in more fiber.

dynamicduo's avatar

Yes, your diet is likely affecting (possibly not 100% responsible) your body in the ways you describe. Eat more vegetables and grains to get more fiber. Try some hummus with carrots/celery/whatever veggie you love the most – it’s cheap, it tastes great, it’s full of fiber and vitamins, and it’s not as cumbersome as a salad (you can pack up hummus and veggies in a lunch bag and it’ll stay and taste good for a long period of time).

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AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

A coworker went on Atkins and totally wrecked her digestive track. The program has a quick start, where you eat only protein for the first two weeks, and then add other stuff in. She was losing weight at a good pace, so she kept it up for about 12 weeks, and ended up hospitalized. Three years later, she still has problems.

You need to eat a balanced diet. If you’re trying to lose weight, cut out all processed foods, sugars (soft drinks) and most fats. Eat lots of veggies, and a reasonable amount of protein and fruit.

90s_kid's avatar

I would have thought the opposite!
I thought fruits and everything gave you zits. All about how your body takes it I guess. I would be the total opposite of you. You better catch up on some carbs to avoid heart attacks.
Sorry, that was harsh, what is wrong with me?
I just did a science fair topic on the Atkins Diet Vs. High Carbohydrate Diet

SmoothEmeraldOasis's avatar

One great addition to your diet is a product that you add to your juice of your choice and it called Nopalina, wonderful way for you to get rouphage and nutrition.

Eggie's avatar

Yes it could be the change of diet that is giving you problems.

SmartAZ's avatar

You can live without fruits but not veggies. You need fiber to keep the pipes clean. Wheat bran is best. It doesn’t take much: two slices of whole grain bread every day, or veggies with every meal. If you eat all meat and no veggies, you are subject to a condition called diverticulitis which hurts so bad you might die screaming. I had it once and it’s not nice. I bought fifty pounds of red wheat bran because it has a strong flavor and I want to be able to make bran muffins any old time.

Fruits are joy, but veggies are life.

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