One of the most popular issues that many women have is extra weight and they worry about this all the time. And with age, another problem comes in the form of wrinkles. Women are ready to do anything to solve these problems: go hungry, workout every day, and even have surgery. The beauty industry offers a lot of ways to lose weight and slow down the aging process.
We at Bright Side learned about a diet that can kill 2 birds with one stone and couldn’t help but share the basic principles with you. You will read about the influence of this diet on the body and if you follow this lifting diet by Nicholas Perricone, you will be able to see results in the improvement of your skin’s health in just 3 days.
Nicholas Perricone is the author of the Facelift Diet, a dermatologist, and a nutritionist. He believes in the theory that the reason for premature aging is the free radicals that are present in our bodies, which in the right amounts help the body fight infection. However, an increase in the number of free radicals in the body can lead to a weak immune system and wrinkles.
A free radical is a damaged molecule that has lost one of its 2 electrons.
Usually, the causes of molecule damage are eating a lot of sugar, a lack of sleep, excessive UV-light exposure, smoking, and drinking.
The antidote for free radicals is high-quality proteins and antioxidants that will return the lost electron to the damaged molecules.
The Facelift Diet is supposed to decrease the number of wrinkles, and improve the appearance of the skin, hair, and nails, and as a bonus, lead to a lower weight and a more fit body.
The main elements of the diet:
The order you should eat your food in is: first the protein, then the carbs.
There are 2 variants of this famous diet — the 3-day long, and the 28-day long. Dr. Perricone claims that if you eat salmon at least 2 times a day during the 3-day long diet, you will feel and look much better. Besides, this short-term diet will help you prepare your body and your mind for the longer variant and understand how much it matches your needs.
3-day diet menu:
The 3-day diet can be the start of the longer diet which is almost a month long. The principle of the 28-day long diet is the same: 3 meals a day with 2 snacks, but the food list is bigger:
Definitely prohibited: alcohol, coffee, soda, fruit juices, frozen foods, fast food, bread, sweets, and sauces.
Dr. Perricone believes in an integrated approach. Aside from eating good food, you should also drink enough water and exercise.
In order to keep the skin moisturized, you should drink 8-10 glasses of water every day, or drinks that are rich in antioxidants (like mineral water or green tea).
Physical activity, including walking or running and cardiovascular and stretching exercises should be done at least 4 times a week, for 30-45 minutes per day.
This diet has a lot of fans, even among Hollywood celebrities.
The pros of this diet are:
But there are also people who criticize Dr. Perricone’s diet.
Would you like to try the Facelift Diet? Share your secrets for losing weight and getting rid of wrinkles in the comment section below!
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