The Plastic Surgery Diet By Dr. Robert Tornambe

  • Posted on: Apr 26 2013
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We are what we eat.  And that refers to how we look.  Dr. Robert Tornambe, a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently published an article on the Huffington Post called “the Plastic Surgery Diet.”  These are his recommendations on what to eat in order to maintain youthful, healthy skin.  Here are his 10 easy steps to a healthy but delicious diet.

1) Eliminate unhealthy fat intake. Avoid margarine, deep fried foods and foods with trans-fat and saturated fat.

2) Increase your intake of monounsaturated oils. Use extra virgin olive oil, walnut, canola or flaxseed oils.

3) Eliminate the unhealthy “white” carbs. Avoid refined flours, sugars, white rice and foods high on glycemic index.

4) Eat plenty of whole grains. Brown rice and bulgur wheat.

5) Avoid refined and processed foods.

6) Include plenty of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants.  Blueberries, strawberries and dark leafy greens like spinach and kale.

7) Hold the salt and spice it up.  Use more anti-inflammatory herbs and spices for seasoning. Curry, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, garlic and onions are all anti-inflammatory.

8) Eat lean protein sources like chicken. Reduce red meat and avoid full fat dairy products.

9) Eat fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon, arctic char, sardines, anchovies, black cod, mackerel and even oysters are excellent sources.

10) Drink red wine in moderation. One or two glasses daily

I like it.  It’s similar to dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu’s Feed Your Face diet, which also focuses on avoiding foods with a high glycemic index.  To read the rest of Dr. Tornambe’s article “The Plastic Surgery Diet,” click HERE.

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