Dr Perricones Three Day Diet Review

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Dr. Perricone’s Three Day Diet is a diet that claims to provide a nutritional face lift without surgery or any fancy creams. The user simply uses a diet instead to gain these benefits. Though these claims are often suspected as sensationalized claims made by Dr. Perricone, numerous consumers have used this diet and say it helped dramatically improve the appearance of their skin. The premise is simple. The user follows the diet prescribed by Dr. Perricone for three days, which includes two servings of salmon per day (which he says promotes firmness in the skin), antioxidant rich berries and plenty of water. Dieters must follow the diet completely, and no substitutions are allowed.

Dr. Perricone’s Three Day Diet is currently detailed in his book The Perricone Prescription and on his official website. His book can be purchased online for around $18.00. There is also a fairly big community dedicated to Perricone’s Three Day Diet challenge, and information about succeeding on the program is provided there as well. This diet is characterized as very restrictive, however, and only claims to heal the skin.


Dr. Perricone’s Three Day Diet prescribes a daily consumption of salmon, organic berries, and plenty of water.

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Dr. Perricone claims to firm and tone the skin by implementing a short and strict three day diet, supplemented with food that he says promotes these properties. Salmon is included to help firm the skin due to its healthy fats and traces of DHEA, and organic berries are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, which is said to repair damaged skin cells. Water is also an important part of the diet, which he says hydrates the skin. The diet itself is very limited and may not provide enough caloric or nutritional content as a sustainable diet; however, it is argued it will have no significant impact because it only designed to be carried on for three days maximum.

From a nutritional standpoint, both Salmon and berries contain numerous nutrients, including Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins packed with antioxidants, including Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in heart health, and is often cited as a leading cause of dry skin. It does play a fundamental role in skin health, as noted by several health organizations. The antioxidant content in organic berries is key too. Some studies show that antioxidants may help stop skin cell damage due to the growth of free radicals. There are no studies showing its direct impact on the skin’s appearance.

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  • Prescribes the consumption of Salmon, which is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which may improve skin health.
  • Is an all natural diet; no diet products or foods are involved.


  • The effects of Salmon and berries only have documented effects on skin health, not the skin’s appearance.
  • Does not contain enough nutrients or calories to be sustainable as a long term diet.
  • Is only a short term diet designed to improve the skin’s appearance, not help consumers lose weight.


Dr. Perricone’s Three Day Diet is a restrictive diet that focuses on the intake of Salmon and berries as a means of improving the skin, and there is some evidence it may improve skin health. This does not necessarily mean it will improve the skin’s appearance, however. The limitations of this diet may be simply too much for consumers who want maintainable. Long term diets that won’t put them in caloric jeopardy, but still is relatively easy to complete provided dieters follow the menu exactly how it is prescribed.

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    james ralls

    I would like to know how many oz.of salmon and the amount of blue berries per serving in the 3 day diet?