The Sonoma Diet Secrets

If you are interest in low-carb diet plans, then you should know about the Sonoma Diet. The Sonoma mediterranean diet was created by author and dietitian Connie Guttersen. The name “Sonoma” comes from a region in Northern California, USA, that has a prominent wine industry.

On the diet’s official site (, the author explains that the diet was inspired by the way of eating and daily foods enjoyed by the people who live on or near the Mediterranean Sea. The southern Europeans who follow this diet enjoy a bounty of wholesome and delicious fresh foods, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, lean meats, and wine. Sonoma cuisine, with its diverse flavors and emphasis on local fare, is a unique interpretation of the Mediterranean diet.

According to MD News, dieters are encouraged to choose carbohydrate foods with a low glycemic index, which tend to be (but are not necessarily) healthier, nutrient-rich, less refined, and higher in fiber -- like whole fruits, vegetables, and beans. The Sonoma Diet singles out a selection of foods that it calls “power foods”:

• Almonds
• Bell peppers
• Blueberries
• Broccoli
• Grapes
• Olive oil
• Spinach
• Strawberries
• Tomatoes
• Whole grains

In contrast, higher GI foods "trigger a rise in blood sugar, followed by a cascade of hormonal changes, which tend to make you hungry again sooner because they are metabolized quicker than low-GI foods," explains David Ludwig, MD, PhD, author of Ending the Food Fight.

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