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azulojos
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Ok this is a little weird but anyway, i haven't eaten meat in about 6 months and even since i stopped eating meat, my face and back has been broken out. i've never had bad acne before and this doesn't seem to be going away. is there anything that i need to know.. well what i'm asking is.. is there something that i am depriving my skin of from not eating meat that causes me to break out so badly? Thanks
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Gumdrop Girl
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you can all the amino acids and proteins you need without eating meat. just load up on soy protein and peanut butter among other things. are you eating a very balanced diet? it is true that many new vegetarians don't get enough protein, but that can be changed with a few adjustments to their diets.

also, cut back on greasy foods, that'll help alleviate your acne. if that doesn't work, please go see a dermatologist.

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Heather
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May also be a coincidence. Teenagers generally go through period of acne, caused by hormonal changes.

If you worry you're not getting something you used to, good bets might be Iron or Vitamins D and E. And water. Drink lots of it.

But in general, most vegetarians are going to have less problems with skin toxicity, unless they're just eating meatless junk food.

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