The 3 Day Diet is Dr. Perricone's suggested precursor or jump start to the Perricone Diet.
A one day sample menu for Dr. Perricone's 3 Day Diet:
3-egg omelet and/or 4-6 ounce grilled salmon
4-6 ounces grilled salmon (or canned salmon)
4-6 ounces grilled salmon
Before Bedtime Snack
The diet is based on
Low glycemic carbs such as colorful fruits, veggies, and whole grains like oatmeal and legumes.
8 to 10 glasses of water and antioxidant beverages such as green tea
Healthy protein, especially cold water fish such as wild salmon, herring, sardines, halibut, and anchovies, along with seeds, nuts, and olive oil.
Organic foods are recommended.
Your eating regimen will be three meals and two snacks daily.
Regular exercise is promoted for about 30 -45 minutes daily four days per week.
Level of difficulty:
Medium. You will have many great foods and meals to eat, but you will be giving up a number of foods. Avoiding foods with sugar or flour may be a challenge for some people.
Perricone wants you to take Perricone's supplements. These are an important factor in his diet. You will take a packet of 8 supplements plus an omega 3 supplement, 3 times daily, a total of 27 supplements each day.
Perricone's supplements cost about $238 per month.
There is no support, you are on your own.
Vegan or Vegetarian?
You will need to get your omega 3 from sources such as canola, soybean oil. walnuts, or soybeans.
You should be able to adapt this diet to gluten free, just watch the labels.
Does the Perricone Diet Work?
You should lose weight. The diet is high in fiber to help you to feel satisfied. Fish which is the preferred protein is a great source of healthy fats along with Selenium and Vitamin D.
Look and feel better
Look and feel younger
Reduced risks of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Restrictive, giving up sugar and flour may be difficult for some.
Liking fish seems to be a plus, disliking fish and seafood may be a major problem
High cost of Perricone supplements
The Perricone Diet is a healthy diet and you should lose weight and keep it off. The diet, however, is not for everyone. Foods like bread, cereal, pasta, pizza, etc. may be hard to give up and the supplements may be expensive for some. I give the diet a thumbs up, but I am reluctant to recommend it. If this diet is a good fit for you, consider adding it to your list of weight loss options. If it is not a good fit, there are many other great diets for you to consider.
Thank you for reading, my friends.
I wish you success on your weight loss journey.
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