If you want to improve the look of your skin so you look years younger, but surgery isn’t your thing, consider the Perricone 3-Day Diet or the 3-Day Facelift.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone has pioneered this diet, which is essentially not just for 3 days. People can follow the diet (and lose weight) for several weeks. But the 3-day diet is an intense version of the Perricone diet edict and promises to take years off your skin.
Briefly, this is how it works: You are given a specific diet plan to follow for three days. After the three days are up, Perricone (and his followers, of whom there are many) argue that your skin will look and feel younger and smoother. Some say it will appear that he has had surgical work done, when in fact he simply ate a special diet for a few days.
Perricone calls the 3-day version of his 28-day diet a “starter” diet for the longer version, but says the 3-day version provides great benefit to dieters, with many choosing to undertake the 28-day version, hoping to extend the life of her new look.
The core of the diet is salmon. Try to get wild Alaskan salmon instead of farm-raised salmon. Salmon provides essential fatty acids that are essential for the success of this diet.
You should eat salmon at least twice a day, although more often is fine too.
Dieters should also drink green tea and water, have mixed berries and other non-starchy fruits, and enjoy mixed greens with homemade vinaigrettes. A small amount of almonds can be added for more fatty acid benefits.
The 3-day diet is not about depriving yourself, but about adding some very high-quality foods that are exceptionally good for your skin, but some foods are forbidden. These include sugar, caffeine, all processed foods, and most carbohydrates. For the duration of the diet, you will also avoid red meat.
In just three days, Perricone says, you’ll notice that your skin is smoother and firmer. Of course, it is best to continue eating this way after three days to maintain your youthful appearance. Here you have a typical menu for a diet day.
For breakfast, you can have ½ cup of oatmeal along with melon or mixed berries and a handful of raw almonds. You can also choose an egg white omelette with mushrooms, bell peppers, and spinach, along with a sliced melon and green tea.
For lunch, consider grilling salmon with a natural touch or cooking it on wooden boards. Add a mixed green salad with olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar and another bowl or a mix of berries or melon. Drink decaffeinated green tea or spring water.
For dinner, enjoy more salmon (to save time, you can cook it once a day and eat it twice instead of cooking it fresh at every meal), and a mixed salad dressed with (again) a simple olive oil vinaigrette and vinegar or lemon juice. Rootless vegetables can accompany this meal, such as asparagus, broccoli, or bell peppers.
If you’re hungry, Perricone says the snacks are fine and should include foods like roast turkey or chicken, a few ounces of plain yogurt, or a handful of raw almonds.
The 3-day diet is a simple way to eat that can, in just a few days, firm and brighten your skin. That alone makes a 3-day trial worthwhile.