Dr Perricone 3 Day Diet Shopping List

How do you look the day after you eat fast food? The pasty, puffy face that you experience is a result of the inflammatory response to what you ate.

Just as pro-inflammatory food has an immediate impact on your appearance, anti-inflammatory foods can have an immediate effect, which may be surprising. However, Dr.Perricone has come up with a diet that can take years away in just 3 days. Eating an anti-inflammatory, wrinkle-free diet for a short period of time will enable you to experience dramatic positive changes in not just how you look, but how you feel.

So how do you start the Dr Perricone 3 Day Diet? It starts with filling up your shopping cart correctly.

The Shopping List

To prepare for your 3 day diet, Dr Perricone recommends equipping your kitchen with the following anti-inflammatory foods.

For the main course (breakfast, lunch, or dinner):

  • 1 dozen fresh eggs.
  • Old-fashioned oatmeal. (Instant oatmeal will rapidly raise your blood sugar, triggering a burst of inflammation.)
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds of fresh salmon minimum, cut into 6 portions.
  • 8 ounces of thinly sliced, low-salt turkey or chicken breast.
  • 1 can of sardines packed in olive oil, or 1 can of low-sodium tuna packed in water.

Low-glycemic fruits:

  • 2 ripe cantaloupes
  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 1/2 pint of raspberries
  • 1/2 pint of blackberries
  • 3 green (e.g. Granny Smith) apples
  • 2 pears or an additional 2 green apples
  • 2 lemons

Green vegetables:

  • 1 pound of asparagus
  • 1 pound of broccoli
  • 1 pound of fresh spinach
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce

Good sources of healthy fats:

  • Olives, fresh or canned
  • Raw, unsalted almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • 8-ounce bottle of extravirgin olive oil

Finally, 3 or 4 gallons of spring water. The Dr Perricone 3 Day Diet calls for six 8- to 12-ounce servings of water and an additional 2 glasses of water minimum throughout the day. Try keeping fresh water at your desk at work or in your car.

What’s the Point of the Dr Perricone 3 Day Diet?

Okay, so you have the ingredients. But why? What can you expect from this diet?

If you stick closely to the diet, you will achieve better results than if you stray. After 3 days, you will be on your way to controlling inflammation and fluid retention, which is important for achieving glowing skin and boosted energy.

This diet is restrictive in nature to ensure quick results. The Dr Perricone 28-Day Wrinkle-Free Program is less restrictive in nature, so it is more realistic to stick to long term. But when you need an extra lift, say for your child’s graduation, just return to the 3 Day Diet to cleanse your system fast.

Have you tried the Dr Perricone 3 Day Diet? Share your results below.

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  1. I LOVE Dr. Perricone!!!! I’ve read his books, taken his advice and I am in complete belief that his is some of the best advice if you want to remain healthy while remaining beautiful!!! Muah!!! Thank you!!

  2. HI, woke up this morning and had the light bulb moment, looking at myself in the mirror I could see someone who had gained over over a stone in the last 2/3 months, my face all puffed up and thought today is the day I need to get a hold of what I put in my mouth. the Dr Perricone 3 day diet sprung to mind as I had been on the diet many years ago. so here goes I’ll update you in 4 days time.

  3. I keep going back to this diet when I have to really look good and it works. But then, all of the foods on this diet are part of my regular diet anyway. I just do it more stringently before a special occasion.

  4. We have a rare situation in our household where everyone has been on chemo multiple times or is about to be on it. Even my 8 year old sister. The effects of dietary inflammation is incredibly noticeable, and I’m glad to have purchased products from a clinician who has both working knowledge and upfront honesty about not just the West’s obsession of working outside in- but rather the other way around.

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  6. I have arthritis in spine verry painful on a limited income could use naturel remedies

  7. I recently, last 2 weeks, experienced a form of arthritis in my hands , fingers and wrists. I am 60 yrs old and I know there is a smoothie mixture of fruits and veggies I can make and use to counteract. any suggestions?

  8. Dr Perricone came to South Africa about ten years ago and taught me to eat this way. I have never stopped. Whilst its very expensive to maintain, my skin is forever glowing and firm. At fourty five I do not have one wrinkle. Ladies try Dr Perricone’s supplementation as well. Mhhhhh then you will really look delicious. My question is if this is now your way of life what else can one do to upgrade?

  9. Before my 30th high school reunion I went on the Dr. Perricone diet. It was extremely easy to follow and I found it satisfied my hunger and my taste buds. It’s amazing what eating the right foods can do for your skin. My skin was glowing, the wrinkles were less noticeable, and I felt great! I would highly recommend this diet.

  10. I would love to become a Perricone Tester. I love the products.

  11. Love it!

  12. Starting today

  13. I’m so happy that I found a diet that it is healthy and save for my body I’m in my 40′s and not very healthy everything hurt in my body I been under 6 surgeries and that may me gaing lot of weigh. So I’m very happy to star these 3 day diet . God bless you Dr. Perricone for all you hard work to keep all of us healthy now is up to me to do it right.

  14. I have only been using a few products for a couple of weeks but love all of them. Cleanser, evening repair, and face finishing creAm. I am a 42 y/o with fine lines and dull skin. I would LOVE to be a tester. Your products are wonderful. Thank you. Lynn

  15. I have 50 pounds to lose and am turning 43 yrs old in 8 days. Since turning 40 I began to gain weight.
    Looking forward to trying this out!

  16. This sounds delicious and do-able. I’m in peri-menopause and feeling out of sync physically.I’d love to see clearer brighter skin.

  17. Feeling sluggish and bloated more days out of the month than usual. Having more trouble trimming down since I turned 40. Love the differences I noticed when I tried the diet a couple of times over the last few years.

  18. I really need to do the 3 day because at age 52 I just don’t feel good everyday. Between being overweight and menopause I feel like everything hurts and is swelling or sagging, help. Thanks so much, Rose M.

  19. Im 46 yrs old and have developed osacea on my cheeks and under my left eye. I am an active person and havent had a need to diet but have never been much for diets. Reading the shopping list, i think i could stick with this diet for 3 days.

  20. I have given you my E mail address.

  21. I am anxious to try this. Although I hate salmon. I will give it a try:) I am a 65 yrs old lady.

  22. I am staring the 3-day diet tomorrow

  23. Is it safe to stay on thie diet longer then 3 days


  25. I lost about 80 pounds following Atkins and then the hCG diet as prescribed by my doctor. I felt by best at 115 pounds. Unfortunately, the winter was tough, the flu hit me hard, and I became sedentary. I quickly regained 20 pounds and haven’t been able to get it off.

    Dr. Perricone’s philosophy is sound and easy to live with. I can’t wait to get started…NOW!

  26. can’t wait to get started on this 3 day diet.

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