The Facelift Diet

20 Mar

Get Gorgeous Skin in 3 Days

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

How would you like to get a facelift at home?  Would you like to learn Eva Mendes’s secret behind her taut skin?  Well Dr. Perricone, who has treated the actress, says you can get a similar luminosity by following his Three-Day Nutritional Face-Lift diet!

 So what do you have to do?

Here is the skinny on the diet:

The Product

  • The 3-Day Nutritional Face-Lift

The Results

Improve Complexion in 3 days

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles
  • Eliminate puffiness
  • Eliminate dark circles
  • Clear acne
  • Increases contours
  • Increases  radiance and glow
  • Firms jaw line

Instructions

  • Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks
  • Eat salmon at least 2 times a day for 3 days
  • Follow the below menu plan for 3 days

Menu Plan

Breakfast

  • 3 egg omelet and/or 4-6 oz. grilled salmon. I do not recommend smoked salmon or lox on the three-day diet because of the salt intake
  • ½ cup cooked oatmeal (not instant). Cooked oatmeal is a great source of fiber, low glycemic carbohydrates
  • 2” wedge of cantaloupe or 1/3 cup fresh berries. Cantaloupe is very hydrating to the skin and contains important antioxidants – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries are high in antioxidants
  • No Juice, No Coffee or Toast. If you normally drink large amounts of coffee, drink black or green tea to prevent caffeine withdrawal.
  • 8 – 12 oz. spring water

Lunch

  • 4-6 oz. grilled salmon. Option: you can also use canned salmon and mix a little mayo and fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 cups green salad made with romaine lettuce or other dark leafy greens. Dressing: extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste
  • 1 kiwi fruit or cantaloupe and berries as above
  • 8 – 12 oz. spring water

Snack

  • 1 apple
  • 2 oz. slice of turkey breast or 6 oz. plain yogurt
  • Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds. Great source of fatty acids and folic acid

Dinner

  • 4-6 oz. grilled salmon
  • green salad as described above
  • ½ cup steamed veggies. Especially asparagus, broccoli, spinach, etc. NO root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, etc
  • Cantaloupe and berries
  • 8 – 12 oz. spring water

Before Bedtime Snack

  • 1 pear or apple
  • 2 oz. slice chicken or turkey breast or 6 oz. plain yogurt
  • Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds. Great source of fatty acids and folic acid

My thoughts: I totally agree that what you eat effects how you look and eating lots of sugary foods, white carbs, and junk food can wreck havoc on your skin and really age you.  However, I am a little leery because many of his claims are based on his own research, rather than unbiased third-party studies.  Also the diet plan requires you to eat a lot of fish and many types of fish, including salmon, contain mercury and other environmental toxins.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that children and pregnant or nursing women should eat no more than 12 oz. of low-mercury fish per week.  If you are going to follow this diet, reduce the portion sizes of fish (a serving of fish is 3 oz).  Also there are other ways you can get omega 3 without having to consume fish such as eating flax seed, walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds or taking an omega 3 or fish oil supplement.

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