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23 May 2011

The Perricone Diet

The main theory behind Dr Nicholas Perricone’s weight-loss diet is that anti-inflammatory properties in some foods can bring about significant weight loss.

The main theory behind Dr Nicholas Perricone’s weight-loss diet is that anti-inflammatory properties in some foods can bring about significant weight loss.

The programme aims to reduce saturated fats, refined sugars, and other high glycaemic carbohydrates (pro-inflammatory foods) and increase proteins.

  • The diet is not an extremely low-kilojoule diet
  • It involves a very low carbohydrate intake – most of the carbohydrates coming from fruit
  • Because of the low carbohydrate intake, the fibre intake is very low
  • There is a moderate to high protein intake – this can lead to a high fat and cholesterol intake
  • The fat intake is very high – about 40%, though mostly monounsaturated fat
  • There is a selected list of foods that you need to make your choices from – this makes sticking to the programme more difficult
  • Many of the types of food that are to be consumed (chemical-free etc.) are not readily available and are expensive

 
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