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Dr. Perricone’s 3-Day Diet

The promise of a visible difference in your looks in just three days may seem too good to be true, but with Dr. Perricone’s 3-Day Diet, you can experience dramatic changes in how you both look and feel. It’s even a perfect way to jumpstart the 28-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet, helping you see a drop in weight and visible results in your skin.

The plan is simple. Like, seriously simple–just follow the menu below for all three days.

The 3-Day Diet Menu

Eating salmon twice a day allows for the benefits of the DMAE, astaxanthin and essential fatty acids in the salmon to take effect, but if you want to mix things up a bit and give your taste buds a break, feel free to substitute poultry or tofu (but keep in mind that the essential fatty acids and antioxidants in salmon are what helps make skin appear supple, radiant and glowing).

Breakfast

3-egg omelet and/or 4-6 ounce grilled salmon
½ cup cooked oatmeal (not instant)
2 inch wedge of cantaloupe or ⅓ cup fresh berries
No juice, coffee or toast (replace coffee with black or green tea to prevent caffeine withdrawal)
8-12 ounces spring water

Lunch

4-6 ounces grilled salmon (or canned salmon)
2 cups green salad made with romaine lettuce or other dark, leafy greens (dress with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice)
1 kiwi fruit or cantaloupe and berries as above
8-12 ounces spring water

Dinner

4-6 ounces grilled salmon
Green salad as described above
½ cup steamed veggies (especially asparagus, broccoli, spinach; no root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips)
Cantaloupe and berries
8-12 ounces spring water

Before Bedtime Snack

1 apple
2-ounce slice of turkey breast of 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds

 

Shopping List

For the main course (breakfast, lunch, or dinner):
1 dozen fresh eggs
Old-fashioned oatmeal
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 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 extra virgin olive oil

Finally, 3 or 4 gallons of spring water. The 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.