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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.

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on December 17, 2013

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