Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Sonoma Diet

The Sonoma Diet -
The Promise is that you will have a trimmer waist and better health in just 10 days, without depriving yourself. That is the promise of the Sonoma Diet, named for California’s wine country and influenced by a Mediterranean plant-focused way of eating.
Besides losing weight, the plan will help you break your sugar addiction and teach you to how to satisfy cravings with healthy foods.

What You Can Eat: The emphasis is on a cornucopia of flavorful, nutrient-dense “power foods,” including almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, and whole grains.

The diet is divided into three "waves": The first wave lasts 10 days and is designed to promote quick weight loss. It is the most dramatic phase of the diet, when you are encouraged to get rid of all processed foods and some fatty foods like chips, butter, and bacon. Other banned foods in this wave include items that contain natural sugars, like wine, fruit, juice, and some vegetables. The long list of allowed foods include lean beef, eggs, asparagus, soba noodles, olive oil, walnuts, and spices.

 In the second wave, you eat the same foods as you did in Wave 1, except you can add some fruit, more veggies, sugar-free treats, and up to 6 ounces of wine daily. You stay with this phase until you reach your goal weight.

Once you have reached your ideal weight, you can jump into the third wave of the program, which focuses on making the Sonoma Diet a part of your lifestyle. You can experiment with different fruits, enjoying full-fat sweets as a rare treat, and adding fitness into your daily life.

The diet utilizes portion management via plate size -- you eat off a 7-inch plate for breakfast and a 9-inch plate for lunch and dinner.

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