Freezing temperatures, bitter wind and central heating can all take its toll on your skin in winter. This nutrient-packed diet will help you perfect your complexion – and lose pounds, too!

Fact – if you don’t get enough nutrients your complexion will suffer and can leave your skin dry, sallow and blotchy.

Weather-proof your complexion with a diet high in protein, fresh fruit and veg. Follow this plan for five days to give your skin a mega boost and you could lose up to 5lbs, too.

Your skin takes up to 40 days to renew itself completely so for ongoing results have three of these special diet days each week for five weeks afterwards. Do not smoke or drink alcohol, and after every meal drink a 250ml glass of water with slices of cucumber or orange in it.

Breakfast

– Glass of water

– Omelette made with one whole egg and 3 egg whites OR grilled sardines on 1 slice wholemeal toast

– Fruit salad made with ½ papaya, 4 sliced strawberries and 3tbsp blueberries

– Decaffeinated coffee, or green or herbal tea.

Energy break

– Glass of skimmed milk

– 50g cold chicken

– 4 cherry tomatoes

–  1 slice of cantaloupe melon

Lunch

– Grilled salmon fillet with a salad of lettuce hearts, watercress and baby spinach dressed with 1tbsp olive oil and balsamic vinegar OR tomato omelette made with 3 eggs and 3 sliced tomatoes and a little cheese

– Fruit salad made with ½ papaya, 4 sliced strawberries and 3tbsp blueberries

Energy break

– 200ml glass skimmed milk

– 10 strawberries

– 6 nuts, e.g., walnuts, almonds or brazil nuts

Dinner

– 175g salmon fillet or tuna steak, grilled and served with steamed vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, spinach, carrots and French beans OR Italian chicken – casserole a chicken breast in a tin of tomatoes with herbs, a little olive oil, olives (to taste) and slice red peppers. Served with a dark green leafy salad.

Dessert

– Fruit salad made with ½ papaya, 4 sliced strawberries and 3tbsp blueberries

Bedtime

– 30g oats (not instant) simmered in water with skimmed milk plus 1tbsp honey (to taste) OR large mug of hot skimmed milk with 1tbsp honey

 

For further information on our diet club, and to get a free 7-day membership, go to Woman’s Own Diets.