Sonoma Diet Recipes
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The Sonoma Diet consists of three
The first wave is much like phase I of the Atkins and South
Beach Diets and is a highly restrictive phase where rapid weight loss
Phase II is the prolonged diet phase where you focus on
reaching your weight loss goal.
Sonoma Diet portion sizes are based on
plate size rather than calorie or carb counting. Use a 7 inch plate for
breakfast and a 9 inch plate for dinner, and just be smart about
allowing yourself sensible portions.
The 12 power foods of
the Sonoma diet, which is based on the Mediterranean diet, are as
• Bell peppers
• Olive oil
• Whole grains
Here are a couple of great Sonoma Diet recipes based on the ingredient
list above. These Sonoma Diet recipes are for the second wave of the
Couscous salad (serves 2-3):
1 cup cooked couscous
1 tomato, diced
1 roasted red bell pepper
2 tablespoons red onion
Red lettuce leaves
1 teaspoons olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt, pepper to taste
Mix the couscous, tomato, pepper and onion together. Add salt and
pepper to taste. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a plate, pile on portion
of the couscous over the lettuce and drizzle with a mixture of the
olive oil and lemon juice.
Sonoma Power Breakfast:
1 cup fat free, sugar free yogurt
¼ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup low fat granola
Layer the ingredients in a deep bowl or glass, with the granola on the
bottom, then the fruit, and top with the yogurt.
To create your own phase II Sonoma diet recipes remember to stick with
small portions of meat or fresh fish and whole grains, and remember the
importance of using the right plate size to limit your quantities.
The Sonoma Diet provides flavorful food choices
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