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Sonoma Diet (Mediterranean Diet)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


So I was at Barnes and Noble and picked up The New Sonoma Diet from the bargain books section (it was only $5!). I had heard of this diet before that it was more of a healthy lifestyle rather than a diet and had also just watched a special on the news about the benefits of eating a mediterranean diet. The Sonoma Diet has the same principles of a mediterranean diet except she organizes it into waves.

I really like this 'diet' because it doesnt feel like a diet at all. The gist of it is... eat more fruits and vegetables and lean meats/fish, and incorporate healthy fats (olive oil, almonds) into your diet. This was pretty easy to follow. I have a little more trouble because I am usually driving from place to place for work and dont usually get to eat lunch in the office and will pick something up along the way (fast food). But I still try to follow as much as possible. I frequent El Pollo Loco for their side salad and a chicken carbon taco. But other than weekday lunch its a piece of cake!
I did my best to follow wave 1 although I did allow myself a glass of wine even though you are not supposed to have until wave 2. I lost about 3 pounds in the first 10 days which was great!
Im not so much following the waves though as just the main principles of the 'diet.' Unfortunately I have had a lot of dinners with friends I havent seen in a long time and have let myself cheat a little too much :(

With that said- I need to get back on track and just eat the good, yummy foods that the book talks about. When I was more strictly following the diet in wave 1 I also felt like I had a lot more energy, and wasnt starving or had cravings... I think this Mediterranean diet/Sonoma diet idea is really workable, of as with any diet or healthy eating plan... you stick to it!! Im planning a beach vacation in a couple months so I better get back on track!!
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  • no profile photo CD12728408
    mmm Sonoma... I can't imagine ever doing a diet like that but I know, my parents for instance love to get a new book and stick to the "plan." I guess the ideas inspire them. I was hoping by the name, "Sonoma" that I would be allowed to drink wine at every meal!!
    2914 days ago
  • LOVEROFJC
    i JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET BACK TO EATING MORE VEGETABLES AND FRUITS SO YOU WILL ONCE AGAIN FEEL MORE SATISFIED AND ENERGETIC. IT WORKED FOR YOU BEFORE AND IT WILL AGAIN!
    2914 days ago
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