Healthy carbs and fats, plus wine and ten "power foods" will make you healthier and allow you to you lose weight and keep it off.
This is a diet consisting of foods which are traditionally eaten in the Mediterranean region. Olive oil, nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, lean poultry, meat, wine and a little dairy are all part of it. You'll need to avoid sweets, refined grains, fatty meats.
The 10 power foods are: almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, and whole grains.
There are 3 phases to the diet, called "waves". Wave 1 is is 10 days. During this phase you get over many of your current cravings. Wave 2 is where your main weight loss occurs. You eat the 10 power foods in a variety of ways (many recipes are provided). Wave 3 is life-long maintenance one you maintain your ideal weight.
The Sonoma Diet was created by Connie Guttersen R.D., Ph.D. It is inspired by the lifestyle of California wine country (Sonoma Valley). She is a registered dietitian and nutrition instructor at the world-famous Culinary Institute of America.
The Mediterranean diet has shown to be effective for preventing heart disease, but less evidence exists for weight loss. Alcohol (from the wine, which is encouraged) could increase your risk of breast cancer.
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