Achieve Facelift Results with the Perricone 3 Day Diet

Dr. Perricone advocates an anti-inflammatory facelift diet and has created a 28-day plan for a healthier, younger feeling and looking you.

What can be frustrating about a diet is that it can take some time to see results. To help motivate you, try a 3-Day Meal Plan for a facelift effect in just days before starting the 28-day Dr Perricone diet.

This high-protein diet is a great way to kick start the 28-day plan, while helping you achieve impressivee results in little time.

Want to learn more about the Perricone 3 day diet?

Discover what the diet consists of and check out an example menu, in this article.

Goodbye, sugary cereal

Avoid high-glycemic foods such as bread, bagels, pizza, pasta, potatoes, and sugary cereal , all of which can lead to inflammation, a cause of aging, in the skin.

In contrast, foods high in protein, in particular, wild salmon, has anti-inflammatory effects. Dr. Perricone recommends avoiding farmed, non-organic salmon because he believes they are filled with chemicals, unlike Wild Alaskan salmon.

For ideal effect, you must eating salmon twice a day as part of your 3 day anti-inflammatory routine. The DMAE, astaxanthin and essential fatty acids in the salmon will help eliminate puffiness, re-contour, firm your jaw line, and increase youthful radiance.

3 Day Diet Sample Menu


Start with a 3 egg omelet and/or a 4-6 oz. grilled salmon. Smoked salmon or lox is not recommended because of the contained salt. Include a 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, not instant, for a good source of fiber. Finish with a 2 in. wedge of cantaloupe or 1/3 cup of fresh berries, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries. All of these fruits contain important antioxidants.

Drink 8-12 oz. of spring water. Avoid juice and coffee. For caffeine, drink black or preferably green tea.


Begin with 406 oz. grilled or canned salmon. With the canned, you can mix a little mayo and squeezed lemon. Include 2 cups of green salad with romaine lettuce or other dark leafy greens, like spinach. Pour extra virgin olive oil and squeeze lemon juice over salad as dressing. Finish with 1 kiwi fruit or cantaloupe and berries listed above. Drink 8-12 oz. of spring water.


For a snack, have an apple, a 2 oz. slice of turkey breast or a 6 oz. plain yogurt. Pop in a small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds for a great source of fatty acids and folic acid.


Have a 4-6 oz. grilled salmon with a green salad as described above. For a side, eat 1/2 cup steamed veggies, in particular asparagus, broccoli, spinach, etc. Avoid root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, beets, etc.

Include the usual cantaloupe and berries as described above for dessert. Drink 8-12 oz. of pure spring water.

Before Bedtime Snack

End your day with a pear or apple, a 2 oz. slice of chicken or turkey breast or 6 oz. plain yogurt, and complete your snack with a small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds.

What do you think about having salmon for breakfast? Comment below.

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34 Comments • Please comment below


  1. Don’t like eating salmon for breakfast-it won’t taste good first thing in the a.m.

  2. Hi Doctor , i am a vegetarian, can have dairy products. what is the alternative for wild salmon for me. i want to go for this 3 day diet plan. i am 42 years old.

  3. The 3 day diet is great. I love the way my skin looks. I am 52 year old and no ever can guess my age, always off about 7 years. I want my skin to look even better. Thanks Doctor. I;d love to be a tester

  4. The 3 day diet is great. I love the way my skin looks. I am 52 year old and no ever can guess my age, always off about 7 years. I want my skin to look even better. Thanks Doctor.

  5. Does the diet lower CRP. I have a problem with inflammation for years.

  6. I did the 3 day diet, and people said that my jaw line and neck looks thin and wanted to know if I’m on a diet. This diet makes you feel healthy the 1st day you start. Fantastic Viola from South Africa.

  7. I LOVE this diet, i did this years ago and am doing it again now to jump start my health routine. i noticed the difference right away, in how i looked and felt; only question i have is the yogurt part, i recall one of the ‘donts’ was dairy but yet there is yogurt on the menu plan. can you explain?

    ps. love salmon for breakfast; in asia they eat fish for bkfst often so this is all good stuff!

  8. I was wondering if there is something else I can substitute the fruit with? I just cannot stand fruit but really want to try the 3 day perricone diet. Is there another food or supplement to take in lieu of the melons/berries?

  9. I need this stuff to test! I LOVE the 3 day diet by Dr. Perricone; it works everytime i do it! I forget and eat lazily and puff up again but thank god for Dr. Perricone!!

  10. Okay, lots of procrastination and now ready to start the program, beginning tomorow with the three day diet.

  11. Please comment: “Several scientific studies suggest that coffee may have anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your health. In 2006, researchers from the Iowa Women’s Health Study found that drinking coffee lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other inflammatory diseases in post-menopausal women. The researchers concluded that coffee contains important antioxidants that reduce inflammation in your body. In a 2010 study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” researcher Kerstin Kempf of Heinrich Heine University in Germany found that drinking coffee reduced inflammation and improved levels of HDL cholesterol, which promotes cardiovascular health. This scientific evidence suggests that drinking coffee can be a healthy part of the anti-inflammatory diet.”

  12. I am a 47 year old mother of six. I always feel tired even though I’ve had plenty of sleep. I’ve started to workout to regain my strength. Now I’ve stumbled across Dr. Perricone’s 3 day facelift while in a waiting room and I thought I could try this along with my workouts. I’m hopeful that I will regain the energy I need and a clearer face that I’ve always wanted. Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Thank you Dr. Perricone.

  13. I could actually enjoy salmon for breakfast. First, I enjoy salmon. Second, I think the thought of fish for breakfast for most may be offputting because it may have been something we were taught growing up. We can all learn new habits, and unlearn old ones. that’s what I am trying to do now. I see that my old unhealthy habits are not working for me, and I am willing to give Dr. Perricone’s suggestions (including salmon for breakfast) a try. I have read some of his books and having seen my mom (and a female coworker) both go through cancer and cancer treatment with different outcomes, I am convinced that he is onto something about healthy eating and healthy living. I want to know more and to actually try his products and to make his diet and his suggestions a part of my life.

  14. I’m 69 years old…..some people say I look 15 yrs younger…….I always eat salmon, greens with olive oil….. I can’t wait to go on this three day diet and see what it does for me!

    Would love to become a tester!

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  16. Found you in Boots Health & Beauty magazine in an article on Eva Mendes. I absolutely love salmon and all the other ingredients of the anti-inflammatory 3 day diet. This is one diet I am looking forward to. Watch this space!

  17. I have had the Perricone Promise book for a few years and just never got around to getting the ‘ingredients’ to make it happen. Started 2 days ago and even I wouldn’t believe what a difference I feel and see already. I want to do the 28 days before moving to the 3 day facelift but I have to believe it works.

  18. Eating salmon for breakfast for the last few days has given me much needed energy for the beginning of a new year! I love eating cold leftover salmon out of the fridge for breakfast, it really takes great.

  19. Excellent and very nutritious! It works well for me because I love salmon. This 3 day diet is my monthly routine. 2 years ago I tried Dr Perricone’s 28 day diet. Actually 28 days rolled into 4 months of the diet. I lost 8 kilos and I’m keeping those kilos off. It was challenging but worth every penny. I have no wrinkles, no facial or body sagging; my facial and body skin is smooth, soft, plump and clear ; many people think that I’m 32 but I’m 44. So give this diet a go and you’ll see the difference. All the best.

  20. I believe in Dr. Perricones products. I have been following his advice for several yrs now. Have bought several of his books. I have even followed his 3 day salmon diet which I absolutely love! And I can vouch for it, it truly works especially on my waistline. I would be interested in anything that has to do with Dr. Perricone

  21. I have worked in the plastic surgery industry for over 30 years; when I started hearing about Dr. Perricone on PBS many year ago, and watched and listened to him, I was and remain very impressed. Surgery may be the answer for some, but not for me, and I am always interested in Dr. Perricone’s contributions to advance successful treatment of one’s skin.

  22. i ve done this programme and its amazing the results u see in ur skin although i did break out in a few pimples my skin was radiant

  23. this diet really works. started on a friday and by sunday my coworker suddenly said out of the blue- you lost weight…my face just shrank overnight.

  24. i live near the fish markets in sydney and this is the perfect reason to improve my skin and enjoy an abundance of seafood.

  25. Dr Perricone is way—Wiser than me! He does not call his 3-day Nutritional face Lift a “DieT” He knows that people will not stay on a diet for all the health in the world. But after going on his 3-Say Diet”, I can proclaim that not only does this 3-Day Salmon based way of eating, Rejuvenate your body, it Transforms it! (I admit the way my mother made Salmon with Olive oil and onions, fried in a pan, was so good. but, when i went on Perricone Way. I encouraged my Mom to come aboard.My asthmatic money was resistant, but she felt so much better on the 4th day!! My arthritic cousin fought me all the way, about the same food for 3 days. The fourth day she was up in her garden tending to her plants!(she was so ill her children bought the list of food Perricone suggested. Listen, be “Wise” like “thewisestwomanintheworld” Eat the Salmon and everything else in the morning:You will feel “Delicious!”

  26. Do you know anything about Tofu Shirataki noodles? Can they be used with the 3 day diet? I have bad arthritis and fibromyalga. I feel like both can be treated with an anti-inflammatory diet. Just wanted your take on these noodles.

  27. I think that I would be too full if I ate everything it’s reccomended. I am not particular about fish in the morning. I can deal with the eggs, but not three.

  28. Just turning 54 and noticed a big change in my skin. As a youth was really into getting tan however did not use sun screen. I have the skin type that burns prior to tanning. As a result I really began to notice discoloration and fine lines and wrinkles. I decided to try Dr. Perricone’s skin care regimem in November 2010, since then I have noticed a great improvement in my skin! I am now ready to take it to the next level with Dr. Perricone’s diet. With all I know about food and nutrition, I am confident that this food plan will contribute to my goal of health and wellness. It’s never too late. I have a feeling that I’m on my way to looking and feeling better than ever before!

  29. i am an incredibly compliant consumer!! i will use, follow instructions and have a huge network of friends, clients. will spread the word to many contacts if this is effective!!

  30. I recently turned 40 and am single, lol. I have FINALLY fought the battle to quit smoking. I am working very hard on eating properly and excercising. Being a single mother makes it very difficult to afford a lot of the skin care products…it’s difficult to stay on the diet financially! I’m not happy with my own appearance and am working very hard to change my lifestyle. (quitting the smoking, dieting and excercising) Being able to try/test these products would be an awesome gift. It would treat me for the hard work AND allow me to see what products work best for me to know which one’s I need to budget into my finances.

  31. I love salmon for breakfast.

    It became a staple when I eliminated sugar and limited my starch intake. I eat little gluten free grain as I have Celiac disease.

    Another way to enjoy salmon is to take a can of wild Sockeye (about 113g drained) and add a squeeze of fresh lemon and a clove of pressed garlic. Mix to combine.

    Mash a half Hass avocado (about 56g) and spread on a roasted Nori sheet then top with salmon mixture and roll.

    Slice and enjoy.

    Great alongside some steamed asparagus or broccoli.

    This also works well with fresh salmon, smoked salmon, trout or tuna using lime instead of lemon.

  32. Salmon 3 time per day for 3 days is a way too much for me. And breakfast is too heavy too. I would go with eggs OR oatmeal for breakfast, poached/boiled skinless chicken breast OR salmon for dinner.

  33. I am always looking to try products that can keep me away from botox!

  34. How informative!!! I think I will start tomorrow. :)