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The Sonoma Diet

Does It Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?

Vegetarian or vegan: If you love fruit, veggies, wine, and healthy food in general, you’ll do well on this diet. Meat-free protein sources like soy and eggs are allowed, as long as they are low in saturated fat and free of extra breading or carbs.

Low-fat diet: This is a great option if you are on a low-fat diet. During the first wave, hydrogenated fats are banned; and sugars and carbs are limited throughout all waves.

Gluten-free: This diet doesn’t cater to gluten sensitivities, but it can work because emphasis is placed on fruits and vegetables. Read the labels of your foods to ensure they are gluten-free.

What Else You Should Know

Cost: Other than the cost of the book and your food, this diet is free.

Support: At an affiliated web site, sonomadiet.com, you can find recipes, success stories, and tips from Guttersen. You can also sign up for an email newsletter.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 17, 2013
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