Weight loss is often associated with sagging skin and wrinkles
The unique diet of Professor Nicholas Perricone from the University of Michigan is not aimed at correcting the body weight. Yet it must be implemented by those ladies who want to preserve their beauty. Renowned dermatologist developed a special diet that can improve the color and contour of the face.
This effective diet for youthful skin immediately found its fans among the Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone and many beauties who successfully apply it in practice. It has been shown that in short time after starting the diet there is a burst of energy and improvement of overall health. Moreover, the skin becomes shiny and improves its turgor.
The diet has gained immense popularity due to its instant cosmetic effect. For maximum benefit, the doctor recommends sticking to it for at least 28 days. The secret to the effectiveness of the diet is increased consumption of fish and fish oil. These products contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely rich in antioxidants that slow the aging process and protect the youthfulness of the skin. To enhance the effect of the omega-3 fatty acids one should include a lot of vegetables because of their high content of amino acids.
Basic Principles of the Diet
The food intake is in classical scheme – 5-6 times a day, small meals and 2-3 snacks. Snacking can be made up of fruits, nuts and low-fat yogurt.
The diet emphasizes increased consumption of fatty sea fish. Salmon is the most suitable in this case, as well as tuna, herring, mackerel. The fish should be steamed or boiled but, not grilled. It is mandatory to eat fish every day.
Terms of the diet – from 3 to 28 days. During this period you should eat at least three fruits a day, even if they are of the same type. According to Dr. Perricone most useful for the skin are blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and fruits like apples and pears. Drink a day at least 8-10 cups of water and unsweetened tea.
Other important beauty products are olive oil, avocado, cucumber, cabbage, peppers, celery, carrots and fresh leafy green vegetables. Asparagus and broccoli are rich in fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and folic acid, which contribute to the formation of new cells.
Dairy products with low fat and poultry are also included in the diet.
Products that are banned are those that contribute to aging and weight gain, sugar, salt, coffee, alcohol, sauces, potatoes, soft drinks, candy, cakes, chips.
The diet has no special program or plan. It is important that size of one meal should be no more than a handful. Moreover, fried food, sausages and grilled fish and meat are categorically prohibited.