Today, most of us are enjoying the benefits of highly-paid jobs and convenient lives, made easy by technological advancements. Sadly, all these things come at a price— our health. Our lifestyle is one of the most important things, that influences our health and for most of us, it’s just going downhill. We gain weight, contract a bunch of diseases, and age faster due to the “ease” of our lifestyle. Talking of aging, people spend a fortune on age-reversing products and many other cosmetics without even sparing a second thought. What they don’t realize is that aging has an important connection with the lifestyle they follow, and if anything has to change for the long-term, that change has to come from within.
Aging is a natural process and there’s nothing wrong in it. We know that nobody can cheat aging and that we all will become old someday. However, there are many proven ways that can help you slow down aging. This isn’t about spending hours at the salon or stocking up on anti-aging products, it’s about bringing a considerable change in your daily life. Today, we’re going to introduce you to a new diet called the facelift diet. This diet has garnered a huge fan following, which includes Eva Mendes and even, Cate Blanchett. Read on to know more.
The Facelift Diet By Dr. Perricone
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a popular dermatologist, and nutritionist is the author of the facelift diet. During a personal appearance at Sephora in New York, the Yale dermatologist said, “Aging is a disease and you can fight it.” This is one of the key points in his best-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure. Dr. Perricone also said, ”Eat your vegetables. Even a salad of iceberg lettuce a day is better than no salad at all” while emphasizing the connection between the food that we eat and how it impacts our body on a cellular level (1).
The facelift diet is supposed to wipe out wrinkles and help you lose weight. It claims to show results in just three days and promises to keep you healthy and fit. Let’s take a look at the most important ingredients of the facelift diet.
Salmon is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Since proteins are difficult to digest, they make you feel full for a longer period and help in reducing your food intake. Omega-3 fatty acids nurture the skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles. Salmon contains anti-oxidants and DMAE (Dimethylethanolamine) that keeps our muscles toned and skin healthy (2), (3).
Dark Green Vegetables
Dark green vegetables like spinach and broccoli are rich in antioxidants that fight against aging (4). Free radicals are formed in our body due to various metabolic activities. They result in oxidative stress, which speeds up the process of aging due to cell damage. Anti-oxidants help in neutralizing these notorious free radicals and keep our body healthy and young (5).
Fruits And Berries
Healthy snacking during the diet must include fruits like apples, melon, and pears. Berries like raspberries, strawberries, and bilberries are also vital to this diet. Berries are also rich in antioxidants and beneficial bioactive compounds (6).
According to the facelift diet, you should always start your day with proteins and then carbs. Now, here’s how you’ve got to prepare your meals according to this diet:
- Three eggs scrambled or as an omelet/ grilled salmon of around 6 ounces maximum
- Half a cup of cooked oatmeal (plain and not instant oats)
- One-third of a cup of berries/ two inches wide cantaloupe
- Twelve ounces of spring water
- Swap tea or coffee with alternatives like green tea and black coffee
- Grilled or canned salmon that weighs up to six ounces
- Two cups of salad made with romaine lettuce, other green leafy veggies, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil
- Twelve ounces of spring water
- Berries and cantaloupe or one kiwi fruit
- Six ounces of grilled salmon with the green salad as mentioned above
- Berries and cantaloupe
- 12 ounces of spring water
- Bedtime Snack
- One apple
- Plain Greek yogurt or turkey breast weighing two ounces
- A handful of tasty nuts like hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts
Pros And Cons Of The Facelift Diet
- Weight loss takes place in a gradual, healthy manner
- Quite visible results on the skin
- High concentration of omega-3 acids and antioxidants
- One can lose weight without starving themselves
- This diet can cost you a lot of money. The main component, wild salmon is a rare and expensive fish.
- Not everyone likes to eat fish
- You may feel hungry between the meals
While you’re on the diet make sure you get enough rest and sleep. Also, try to avoid unhealthy cravings for a while. Enhance the results of your diet by going for a simple brisk walk or doing a light workout. Have you ever tried the facelift diet? Did it work for you? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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