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 would like to take part in any testing that has to do with wrinkles, i am 69 and was a smoker until this year, i am on a senior pansion so can’t afford products or laser, but would love to look better than i do
    thank you

  2. i will try the 3 day diet

  3. Dr. Perricone…I am 53 years old, live on a farm, I have had 4 children,all grown.Is it time for me yet?.I would love to try all of your products and your diet plan. I just need help on getting started.I really want to change. Thank you Joanne

  4. I appreciate Dr. Perricone’s dietary and lifestyle advice as much as I swear by his fantastic skincare line. There are no other products on the market today that impact my appearance as much as Dr. Perricone’s line. I have had tremendous results with them and always recommend his skincare products to my friends and family.

  5. i jave proven that this diet work. just need to get back on the plan

  6. lerricone

  7. I have had ‘Amazing’ results very very quickly after trying Dr. Perricone’s diet plan. I can’t wait to try some of the supplements and anti aging skin treatments next. Especially the inflammatory products.

  8. I have lack luster skin due to a poor diet. I just started using a few perricone products, so I am going to give this 3 day diet a try and see if it works. I will be back in 3 days to comment and let everyone know if it works.

  9. Dr Perricone’s diet became my everyday diet. I just cary with me the list while doing my weekly shopping.I feel great.

    Thank you dr. Perricone!


  10. i am bloated and tierd, my stomach is hurting, and bloated so i am going to try the 3 day diet first, i will let you know how it goes, i need energi.
    Starting tomorrow aug 14 2012:))

  11. I am going to try this, makes sense to me.

  12. The 3 day diet is amazing as well as the products I always see results.

  13. Im 41 and have the breakouts of a 15 year old. Im tired and look so puffy. I had spine surgery in May and will be having my gallblader taken out on Monday. Im startin the 3 day program and so looking forward to this program that my aethetician recommended. I cant wait to feel and look great again!! :)))

  14. Just found out I have lupus and hoping your diet and products will help. I have puffiness under my eyes,digestive issues, chronic sinuitis,& muscle and joint pain. Just want to feel better.

  15. thanks

  16. i did this diet for the three days and it was amazing. i have my 21 year daughter doing it now.

  17. Dr Perricone products are outstanding! The diet is easy to follow because you start to feel and look great!

  18. Man! How about a

    Members only !

  19. Dam! After the three day food plan
    My my , well it felt as it I was on a body high
    I felt no , No PAIN none , I could move with the quickness
    Next time I do the tree day food plan ,
    Going do it with a three mile aday walk in plan,

    The best food makeover body plan EVER!!!

  20. Love everything I have tried so far!

  21. I really need it to feel good and look good and teach my son how to be healthy and happy

  22. I love it. I am a vegan- but can totally work this into my diet. Dr Perricone is my trusted go to for my skin and beauty care. Thank you!

    It would be great to be a tester.

  23. about to start the 3 day diet, looking forward to it, have used perricone’s products, and loved them

  24. I am about to start the three day diet.

  25. I have 3 of Dr. Perricone’s books. I am very excited to follow his suggestions and would love to try his skin products as well!

  26. I’m all in. Will be trying the 3 day diet for the first time
    This coming week. Will report results.

  27. I would love to be able to reverse the sun damage on my skin. I believe Dr. Perricone products might be able to do just that. Thank you.

  28. How can I reduce inflammation on my face? I have terrible skin rashes around my eyes.

  29. 53 years young and want to look 33 again can your products help!!!!!!!!

  30. Just finished the 3 day diet and i feel great .
    I am going to buy some of the skincare products now.

  31. I have used the 3-day diet several times in the past. The first time was when I was in an outdoor TV series, then again when I was at a low spot in my life. After that I would follow it before any big event, and sometimes in the summer months I do it at least once a month or when my husband was out of town and i only had to worry about feeding myself.I was always so pleased with the results!
    In 2010 my husband uprooted me from my dream home and took me away from everyone I’d known and grown up around. It was such a stress and then last summer my horse threw me and broke my back in 3 places. A contract for the sale of our house came in when I was in the critical care unit and I still didn’t have my entire house packed yet. So I had to depend on the moving company to finish the job. One week after the accident and I came out of the hospital my daughter got married here at our house. Then one week later I developed Belles Pallsey. So…needless to say, all the stress has take a big toll on me and I have aged SO much over the last several months. I feel like I LOOK SO OLD! So tomorrow I’m going to town to buy enough food for the 3 day menu.
    Thank you for everything Dr. Perricone!

  32. Just had back to back babies could we use a kickstart!

  33. I read the book and it took me some to try the diet.
    It seem bit strict…
    I always had good skin but really suffered from puffy eyes and dark circles.
    Then one morning i just had enough, nothing seemed to help to reduce the puffiness and i looked really tired!
    I spend fortune on supplements and started the diet! no sugar no bad carbs…plenty of good weggies and i really id check the glycemic index on everything.
    Unbelievable! in few days i looked bit better and after few weeks i did not need any eye gels! there was no puffiness in the mornings and i looked so much better!
    Some times allow my self to have sugar orgy but feel really guilty after!
    Since the diet works, i tried few products too! im loving the advanced eye area therapy and advanced face firming activator!

  34. i had the most amazing energy after following this for 3 days and lost 4 pounds in weight.
    going to now buy the book and do the 28 day eating plan

  35. I’ve been underweight most of my life but when I hit around 40 I started putting on weight around my middle. I’m not at all overweight (120) but I weighed 98 lbs from middle school until 35 when I had my only child. I’ve been trying to lost the inches around my waist for 2 years with no success. I’ve been off all high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and any processed foods. I have my own organic garden. I only use Agave or coconut sugar as sweeteners but keep them to a minimum, I only have olive oil in my house, only use real butter and take supplements. Nothing seems to work. Hoping this will make a difference but not that much different than my regular diet – except there’s no grains. Can’t wait to see how things turn out.

  36. Starting tomorrow.

  37. just watched dr. perricone on tv …
    how do i start the 3 day diet…help thx.

  38. please help how do I start the three day diet?
    can some one help…thx.

  39. went on this diet a frew years back… love the results. love the comments people made stayed on the diet for 10 months,trying to get started again….

  40. Love your products.. Looking forward to your diet

  41. Hi I’am a 41 mom of a 4 years old child and I really want to look younger and lose the belly I got after I had my child I am reading the Perricone promise I really want to try your products.

  42. love love perricone much to learn and by becoming a tester i will hopefully try thing i dont even know excist

  43. I just started taking the Health and Weight Management supplements. I look forward to trying some of the skin care products!

  44. I am excited to start eating the Perricone way! After reading the Perricone Weight Loss Diet book this weekend, I am so ready to have clear, wrinkle fee skin, and lose weight!! I am graduating with my Masters degree in just a few short weeks and my 37th birthday is this Saturday – I can’t think of any better reasons to want to look like my best self!

  45. I love Perricone products and would love to be a tester. The 3 day diet is unbelievable. I’ve done it numerous and it makes me look beautiful

  46. i would love the chance to reverse the damage my lax lifestyle has caused. I would be so grateful, i m determined to be fit before i m sixty !!!!

  47. I love your products! I would love to be a Perrivobe tester!

  48. I am a Widow with three children under 10. Stress has caused weight to “creep” up and I can’t make it budge.
    I would love to try out any product you have!

  49. I would love to try you our 3 day diet..I have tried qll kinds of diets without ant results…I need to get my this baby weight off. please help!! I have dry skin overall I feel ugly I have secluded myself from my.friends. I wld like to find a diet with results so that I can stay motivated and healthy!!

  50. My whole family just started the three-day diet yesterday. I went to a Perricone event on Saturday, expanded my product collection and learned about the diet. The Perricone team on Saturday did an awesome job! So glad I went.