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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.