Overview of the Sonoma Diet
In Wave 1, you're naturally recalibrating your body and turning around bad eating habits. This challenge comes right at the beginning, when your enthusiasm and confidence are in high gear. You'll be thrilled with the results, since this is the period of fastest weight loss. And just when you're fully accustomed to your new, healthy eating habits, your portions and choices increase in Wave 2.
Wave 2 is the main segment of the diet, where you'll stay until you reach your target weight. Weight loss during Wave 2 is not as quick as it was in the first wave, but it comes steadily. During this Wave you'll continue to cultivate the Sonoma approach to eating, whereby each meal is savored slowly, with an emphasis on health and pleasure.
Wave 3 is the maintenance program of the diet and begins when you've met your target weight or other health goals. You'll continue to enjoy Sonoma-friendly foods as well as such occasional indulgences as snacks and desserts.
As long as you follow the plate-filling instructions and food lists, you can choose whatever you want. You can follow the suggested meal plans or design your own menus - it's up to you!
What to eat on the Sonoma Diet?
What not to eat on the Sonoma Diet?
For the most part, super-sized portions of food that contain excessive amounts of calories and fat are avoided. Food choices are limited to those that will suit the Sonoma Diet suggested portion sizes.
Sonoma Diet: eating options
The Sonoma Diet's plate-and-bowl concept brings the most recent nutritional science to your plate. You'll be using a 7-inch plate or a 2-cup bowl for your breakfast and a 9-inch plate for your lunch and dinner.