My skin’s reaction from last month’s problem cleared up, but it still isn’t where I want or expected it should be given the sacrifice and diet change. I’ve got a feeling the coconut water I’ve been drinking during my marathon training runs for the past four months has prevented my skin from completely clearing up like I want. I thought it was pretty safe since it’s all natural and low in sugar.
To make matters worse, the past few days I’ve been carbo-loading in preparation for the marathon, which was today (Chicago Marathon). Although I’ve been eating ‘safe’ carbs, I ate much more processed foods, which I’ve learned my skin doesn’t like. I’m currently experiencing the effects. The drinks and food I consumed today will definitely have a negative impact: I had to consume a sugary sports drink during the marathon and I celebrated my finish by eating two big slices of scrumptious pizza. My husband forgot to get wheat crust on the pizza so I ate white (double whammy).
It will be interesting to see if my skin does get better from not consuming the coconut water. I will start fresh tomorrow.