Perricone Diet Review

Lose the fat, wrinkles and years with this weight loss diet

Vital Stats

Full Name: The Perricone Weight loss Diet

Origin: Nicholas Perricone, M.D., Dermatology

Description: Regimented low-carb diet that includes multiple supplements

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Likes: Salmon, blueberries, vegetables

Dislikes: Sugar, pasta, bananas, bread, potatoes, flour

Looking for: A dieter who is willing to waste money on gourmet foods and overpriced supplements

Works Well With: The 25 recommended supplements - alpha lipoic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12, folate, biotin, vitamin C, vitamin C ester, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, magnesium, selenium, l-carnitine, acetyl l-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, l-glutamine, omega-3 fatty acids, grape seed extract, gamma linoleic acid and turmeric

Full Review of the Perricone Diet

This 28 day plan was originally designed to help prevent wrinkles, but those who tried it found the added bonus was they lost weight. The Perricone diet is a restrictive weight loss diet that limits the amount of saturated fats, refined sugars, and high glycemic carbs while increasing protein and essential fats such as salmon. The diet also includes over 25 different supplements that are to be taken every day.

According to Perricone, certain foods cause the body to swell and bloat, which contributes to wrinkles, acne and skin conditions. This inflammation can be prevented by making the right foods choices and supplementing with Perricone's overpriced supplements.

The marketing message of this weight loss diet can be quite enticing to any woman - lose the fat, wrinkles and the years with the Perricone diet. That's quite a lofty promise. But this diet looks like nothing more than a sales tool to for Dr. Perricone's overpriced skin care treatments. There is also no solid research or scientific studies to back the claims made by Dr. Perricone, therefore we must question the credibility of this weight loss diet and consider the underlying motives behind the sales tactics.

Average weight loss: 1 -2 lbs. per week

Helpful Tips: If you decide to follow this diet, get your supplements from a health food store as opposed to paying the inflated prices on Perricone's website.



Encourages heart-healthy fats

Expensive diet

Recommends plenty of water


Discourages dieter from drinking alcohol

Requires numerous dietary supplements