You are what you eat

We know what role your nutrition plays in a healthy body but did you also know it plays a key role in your overall skin health? Our skin, after all, is the largest organ of the human body and a poor diet or lack of certain nutrients will undoubtedly show on your skin.  Sometimes, we may think, “eh, it won’t really make that much of a difference” and if you’re feeling that way, or ever have, here’s a little 3 day diet to try…..and if you stick to it…for just the three days (and no cheating) I guarantee you will see and feel a difference in your skin.  I discovered this diet (as well as the 28 day diet) years ago, but because I am not a fan of “diets”, I gave the 3 day a shot….just to see.  Without hesitation, I can say it absolutely works.  What you eat makes a difference in your skin.  Now obviously I can’t (nor do I choose to) eat this way everyday, but like everything else, I choose balance….and I incorporate as many of these foods into my everyday meals as possible. When I slack, I can see it….and the better I do, the better I feel and the better the glow.  Choose your options wisely, get creative and ENJOY!

Dr. Perricone’s Three Day Nutritional Face Lift™

To make it simple, follow this plan for three days. If you feel you need a change from all the salmon, you may substitute poultry or tofu – but remember the special essential fatty acids and antioxidants in salmon give skin a remarkable suppleness, radiance and youthful glow.

Three-Day Nutritional Face-lift™ aids in the elimination of puffiness, increases contours, firms jaw line, etc. You must eat salmon twice a day for the ideal effects of the DMAE, astaxanthin and the essential fatty acids in the salmon to take effect. This will increase radiance, glow and firmness to the skin. Wild Alaskan Salmon is far superior to farm-raised salmon.

  • Organic, cage-free eggs
  • Blueberries, raspberries or mixed berries – fresh
  • Cataloupe
  • Oatmeal
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Salmon
  • Turkey breast
  • Romaine lettuce or dark leafy greens
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemons
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds.
  • Bright green vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, spinach
  • Fresh spring water


  1. 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.
  2. ½ cup cooked oatmeal (not instant). Cooked oatmeal is a great source of fiber, low glycemic carbohydrates.
  3. 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.
  4. No Juice, No Coffee or Toast. If you normally drink large amounts of coffee, drink black or green tea to prevent caffeine withdrawal.
  5. 8 – 12 oz. spring water.


  1. 4-6 oz. grilled salmon. Option: you can also use canned salmon and mix a little mayo and fresh squeezed lemon.
  2. 2 cups green salad made with romaine lettuce or other dark leafy greens. Dressing: extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste.
  3. 1 kiwi fruit or cantaloupe and berries as above.
  4. 8 – 12 oz. spring water.


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


  1. 4-6 oz. grilled salmon.
  2. Green Salad as described above.
  3. ½ cup steamed veggies. Especially asparagus, broccoli, spinach, etc. NO root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, etc.
  4. Cantaloupe and berries.
  5. 8 – 12 oz. spring water.

Before Bedtime Snack

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


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