Sonoma Diet Review
The New Sonoma Diet is inspired by a coastal California way of eating. Dieters can indulge in healthy, tasty foods while losing weight. The diet claims there are no “diet foods” just wholesome foods.
Dieters can read more about the diet in the book, The New Sonoma Diet which features nutritional science and fresh recipes. It details a diet plan plus menus, a system for watching calories without calorie counting, and a pullout guide for on-the-go dining and grocery shopping.
How It Works
This program is divided into three waves. The first wave is the first ten days of the diet. In Wave One, dieters will focus on eliminating bad habits.
Wave Two is a slower process, but it is where the real weight loss occurs. Dieters will remain on Wave Two until they reach their target weight. Wave Three is the maintenance program where dieters learn how to maintain their desired weight.
Why It Works
The New Sonoma Diet is named after Sonoma County in California. The culture of the region’s cuisine reflects the people’s way of life. Residents enjoy sun-drenched foods, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, lean meats, and wine. Their diet is similar to residents of the Mediterranean Sea.
The program stresses eating, “Power Foods” which are proven to be protective against heart disease and other illnesses. These Top Twelve Power Foods are almonds, beans, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, citrus, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, and whole grains. The secret to the diet is eating the right foods in the right amount.
What You Receive
The New Sonoma Diet is an inexpensive plan which costs four dollars a week. With the plan, dieters receive access to many online tools, such as a meal planner, shopping lists, recipes, a food diary, a weight tracker, and a portion guide.
Dieters also receive access to support helps. The New Sonoma Diet website offers message boards, day-by-day support, and online dieticians. This diet is free for the first seven days. If the dieter is not happy then they can decline their membership.
- Inexpensive, only costs four dollars a week
- Online tools, such as a meal planner, food diary, weight tracker, and guides
- Offers over 500 online recipes with printable shopping lists and a recipe search
- Provides eating guides, wine guides, and portion guides
- Offers support with message boards and online dieticians
- Does not emphasize exercise
- Some dieters need face-to-face support
- No accountability
The New Sonoma Diet is very similar to The Mediterranean Diet which emphasizes healthy fats, whole grains, and lean meats. It is also similar to The South Beach Diet in the way it patterns it’s Wave 1, 2, 3 like South Beach’s Phase 1, 2, 3. The New Sonoma Diet encourages dieters to eat healthier foods and limit their consumption by portion control.
On the flipside, The New Sonoma Diet doesn’t encourage dieters to exercise. They offer no program to help dieters stay fit through physical activity. To lose weight effectively without losing muscle, dieters need exercise.