The Sonoma Diet is a combination of Asian, Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine. The name comes from its development of the cuisine of the Sonoma wine country. The diet is designed by author Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D. She was a weight-loss counselor and nutrition researcher for years, and is on the faculty of the renowned Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Her goal was to develop a cutting-edge program that respects and improves the Mediterranean way of eating.
The diet has three different phases:
Phase One lasts 10 days and triggers the most rapid weight loss. The phase is designed to help eliminate cravings for unhealthy foods.
Phase Two introduces a broader range of foods.
Phase Three begins on the day the target weight is achieved.
The diet also recommends ten “power” foods: almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes and whole grains.
Other recommended foods include lean protein, feta cheese, and wine.
The Sonoma Diet (official site)