Want To Lose Weight? Get Spicy with Dr Perricones Recommendations

Dr Perricones anti-inflammatory diet helps prevent and treat aging skin, but he also found that patients of his who followed an anti-inflammatory diet also lost weight.

Certain superfoods Dr. Nicholas Perricone recommends can help prevent weight gain. Read on to learn about some spicy examples as well as discover a spicy recipe.

Spicy sugar-stabilizers

NVPerricone recommends cinnamon and turmeric. Runners up include cloves and fenugreek.

These spices are recommended for weight loss because they are sugar-stabilizers as well as good sources of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and other phytonutrient obesity-fighters.

Feeling hot, hot, hot

Dr Perricones top choice for weight loss is chili peppers. He also recommends chili powder and cayenne peppers.

Why? These super hot foods are good sources of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, fiber, and other phytonutrient obesity-fighters.

Southern India Chicken Curry

This recipe incorporates some of Dr Perricones favorite spices. Serves 4-6.


2 tbsp. canola oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
3 cups coconut milk
2 cups organic chicken broth
1 cup cooked chick peas
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp. turmeric*
2 tbsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. lime juice
hot chili sauce to taste
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Lightly sauté onions, ginger, and garlic in oil in a large pot for 4 minutes.
  2. Cut chicken into 2-inch chunks. Add peppers and chicken to pot. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add coconut milk, broth, chick peas, bay leaves, turmeric, curry powder, cinnamon, lime juice and chili sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup cilantro.

*Watch this video to learn Dr. Perricone’s take on turmeric:

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3 Comments • Please comment below


  1. I first heard about the three spices to burn fat and beautify your skin on HLN.The three spices are cinnamon ,black pepper and turmeric.I started using the cinnamon and black pepper a week ago.I already feel my energy going up. I am going to start turmeric this week because I would like to improve the radiance of my skin.I have always loved Dr Perricone’s products but can no longer afford them.I would love to be a Perricone tester.

  2. I tried the diet for 3 days but can’t find your products here in Abu Dhabi/UAE… just a few and not the ones I need in Dubai.
    The difference in my skin was so much and I lost weight without being hungry, I was so happy that everyone was asking about it and I had the opportunity to share with a lot of my friends, but they didn’t try… I’m going to do it again with a flatmate. Maybe with her help I’ll get more girls to try. My flatmate is super fit so for her is only about aging. Sure it will work too! And after I’ll do the 28 days diet. All already organized! Wish to have the products here because I don’t trust in internet shopping. Please, bring the products here, I’m sure they must work! Dr. Perricone really knows the secrets.

  3. Hi Dr. Perricone,

    I would absolutely love to become one of your testers. I am in my early 60′s and have been battling squamous cell anal canal cancer off & on for 4 years now and my skin needs to be rejuvenated & refreshed! Need your help, doctor!
    Thank you for considering me.
    God bless, Nancy Czajka