Last year, the top trending diet according to Google Search, was created by someone who isn’t a registered dietitian at all. In fact, he’s best known as a T.V. personality and psychologist. Dr. Phil’s 20/20 Diet took the Internet by storm with another best-selling book. But, as we all know, not all diets are created equal, especially for your skin. So before you jump in and take the Dr. Phil challenge, we’re here to help you figure out if the 20/20 diet is right for you and your skin.
WHAT IS THE 20/20 DIET ALL ABOUT?
Since Dr. Phil is a psychologist, this book identifies psychological aspects of weight loss and outlines four easy-to-follow diet phases. The central focus in the 20/20 Diet is on 20 ingredients called the “20/20 foods.” These foods are thought to help you feel full and improve your body’s heat production, which can in turn increase the amount of energy you burn.
WHAT ARE THE 20/20 FOODS?
- Peanut Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Green Tea
- Why Powder
- Olive Oil
- Leafy Greens
- Dried Plums
THESE 20/20 FOODS MAY HELP YOUR BODY, BUT DO THEY HELP YOUR SKIN?
While our expertise doesn’t allow us to tell you if this is the best diet for our body, we can say that it’s amazing for your skin! The 20/20 Diet cuts out empty carbs, which have been found to cause acne and inflammation. The only ingredients that might cause your skin to flare up in this list are whey protein and yogurt. This study found a link between acne and dairy products.
Many of the 20/20 foods are actually on Prevention.com’s “Best Food for Your Skin” list, including olive oil, green team, leafy greens, soy, eggs and chickpeas!
All of these foods are low in fat (except olive oil, which is filled with healthy fat). A lower fat intake can lead to a better skin-aging appearance, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.