Well, I used to never read into nutritional science. I used to be strictly invested in my skin's health.
After probably a year of day-in-day-out reading on what affects skin, you'll soon realize how incredibly FRUSTRATING it is to pinpoint the right diet for skin. Skin has multi-variable causes.
However, one day I was on my elliptical in the gym and I had just downloaded the book "Why We Get Fat" (Gary Taubes). I was down to about 170 lbs. Then Gary started telling me that everything I knew about nutrition and exercise is WRONG, and had very strong points to back it up.
Ever since then, the set-point weight theory and clear skin theory of diet has had a strong correlation in the paleo/primal sphere, and I haven't looked back.
Here's the irony: I've found success with weight loss (in progress), but have NOT found success in it clearing my skin. Again, bad skin is multi-variable. Diet can't necessarily correct it. I'm so adamently certain about this fact that anyone try me I'll be ready for a fight! Future paleo derm you're talking to!
So, sadly enough, as much as I'd like to believe I'm a 5'10" female with 180 lb of pure muscle, I'm here now to finish my weight loss journey. After discovering primal eating I broke up with my boyfriend and ate myself to ten pounds. Don't try me on this either! I didn't know how bad Starbucks could do me in! At the side, I enjoy the modest improvements in my acne.