Perricone 3-day Facelift Diet

A facelift in 3 days sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well, this is what Dr Nicholas Perricone’s 3-day diet promises you: clear healthy skin that looks younger too. You can look as good as new just by changing your diet – no exorbitant costs or unpleasant cosmetic surgery necessary. But, can you trust such a promise? Well, it doesn’t come lightly.

Dr Perricone is a clinical and research dermatologist and CEO of NV Perricone MD, Ltd, a top skin care company. He comes with outstanding medical credentials, a host of bestsellers and appearances on Oprah, Larry King and more. Perhaps it is worth giving this a go.

What does it involve? Like it says: 3 days of following a particular diet formulated by Dr Perricone. (The diet is outline below.) Here’s the theory behind it:

According to Dr Perricone, wrinkles, aging and unattractive-looking skin is a result of inflammation. His programs and products aim to reduce inflammation. By eating in this way, one can eliminate puffiness; work on defining facial contours; anti-aging and skin firming. His emphasis is on eating salmon – twice a day in fact. The purpose is to get the DMAE and omega-3 essential fatty acids to be most effective. The melon and fresh berries in the diet are important for hydration and for their antioxidant content.

Dr Perricone advocates salmon as an essential food for the skin
Dr Perricone advocates salmon as an essential food for the skin

The 3-Day Facelift Diet

Before we get to the meal-plan, here are some tips for success:

  • Follow the diet exactly i.e. don’t make any changes. When it comes to diets, just one step out of line can make all your work null and void. It’s only 3 days, so stick to it.
  • Drink 8 glasses of pure, distilled water daily. (You can only drink water or green tea on this diet.)
  • Eat your protein first (fish, meat).
  • Buy the freshest salmon you can find.
  • If you find you are getting hungry, increase the amount of greens you have with your meals.
  • Purchase all the food you require and plan your meals beforehand as this will make it less easy to “slip up”.
  • There are some delicious salmon recipes out there. As a start, check out:http://www.great-salmon-recipes.com/
  • Of course no caffeine, processed foods, sugars, red meat and carbohydrates. Only what is in the diet.

You are working on your skin from the inside out – no need for skin care products. This diet in fact benefits your whole body – not just the skin. Dr Perricone has a holistic approach, so within 3 days, you’ll be feeling better as well. (Remember you have to follow the diet strictly.) You may find such a benefit that you want to roll straight into his 28 day plan which is for skin rejuvenation and weight loss.

But, to start, here’s the plan you follow for 3 days to natural healthy skin:

Berries are good antioxidants, needed for the full benefit of the 3-day facelift diet
Berries are good antioxidants, needed for the full benefit of the 3-day facelift diet

Breakfast

½ cup cooked oatmeal

2-egg omelet and/or piece of grilled salmon

Wedge of melon and fresh berries (no fruit juice)

Tall glass of distilled water

Lunch

125 – 150g grilled salmon or sardines in olive oil or ½ cup canned salmon

Green salad, extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice

Wedge of melon and fresh berries

Tall glass of distilled water

Almonds are great snack for energy during this Perricone diet.
Almonds are great snack for energy during this Perricone diet.

Snack

Apple

Slice turkey breast

3-4 hazelnuts or almonds

Tall glass of distilled water

Supper

Fresh grilled salmon with a green salad (as per lunch)

½ cup steamed non-sweet vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, spinach – not potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips)

Wedge of melon and fresh berries

Tall glass of distilled water

Snack Before Bed

½ pear or green apple

Thin slice of chicken breast

3 – 5 hazelnuts or almonds

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Cornel Human 7 years ago from Johannesburg South Africa

Now I know the secrets of the Hollywood stars! Great Hub...


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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Thanks ;)


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Debby Bruck 7 years ago

Have you actually tried this diet Juliet? What about heavy metals in fish? I would eat the sardines.


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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi Debbie

It did make my skin look healthier although I can't say it gave me a "face-lift", but then I don't believe that everything works (or works in the same way) for everybody. One thing I did notice was the "all-round" effect. I felt a lot healthier.

With regards to the iodine, that's why it's best to find the freshest salmon possible.

Thank you for your great comment.

Juliet


Chris Cline 4 years ago

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