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Sonoma Diet (Mediterranean Diet)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

So I was at Barnes and Noble and picked up The New Sonoma Diet from the bargain books section (it was only $5!). I had heard of this diet before that it was more of a healthy lifestyle rather than a diet and had also just watched a special on the news about the benefits of eating a mediterranean diet. The Sonoma Diet has the same principles of a mediterranean diet except she organizes it into waves.

I really like this 'diet' because it doesnt feel like a diet at all. The gist of it is... eat more fruits and vegetables and lean meats/fish, and incorporate healthy fats (olive oil, almonds) into your diet. This was pretty easy to follow. I have a little more trouble because I am usually driving from place to place for work and dont usually get to eat lunch in the office and will pick something up along the way (fast food). But I still try to follow as much as possible. I frequent El Pollo Loco for their side salad and a chicken carbon taco. But other than weekday lunch its a piece of cake!
I did my best to follow wave 1 although I did allow myself a glass of wine even though you are not supposed to have until wave 2. I lost about 3 pounds in the first 10 days which was great!
Im not so much following the waves though as just the main principles of the 'diet.' Unfortunately I have had a lot of dinners with friends I havent seen in a long time and have let myself cheat a little too much :(

With that said- I need to get back on track and just eat the good, yummy foods that the book talks about. When I was more strictly following the diet in wave 1 I also felt like I had a lot more energy, and wasnt starving or had cravings... I think this Mediterranean diet/Sonoma diet idea is really workable, of as with any diet or healthy eating plan... you stick to it!! Im planning a beach vacation in a couple months so I better get back on track!!
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MAPPLEBUM 4/18/2013 10:56AM

    mmm Sonoma... I can't imagine ever doing a diet like that but I know, my parents for instance love to get a new book and stick to the "plan." I guess the ideas inspire them. I was hoping by the name, "Sonoma" that I would be allowed to drink wine at every meal!!

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No Eating After 6pm?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Im sure you have heard of this diet trick. My friend at work told me she lost weight really fast by doing this but agreed it felt more like a crash diet. She thought it was due to the time between eating and going to bed, not necessarily less calorie intake.
Anyone have any thoughts about this? If it works. If its a good idea...


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LULUBELLE65 2/13/2013 3:37AM

    I could stop eating after 6. But only if I went to bed at 7.

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JESSICA0406 2/12/2013 10:05PM

    Thanks everyone. Since im barely leaving the office at 6 I think it would be really tough to not have anything when I get home. Especially since im usually quite hungry...

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MANDIETERRIER1 2/12/2013 5:23PM

    I regularly eat after 6pm and have lost weight. I couldn't go without eating that long. My blood sugar would get low.

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FITGIRL15 2/12/2013 11:53AM

    I don't agree with this dieting method. I have lost a LOT of weight while eating my last meal at 9:00pm.

I think it's the QUALITY of the food that you eat that's important.

However Breakfast is CRUTIAL to weight loss!

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MAGGIEVAN 2/12/2013 2:01AM

    The truth is your body don't know what time it is but going without food from early evening to the next morning is very beneficial as your digestive system is getting a rest and your body can concentrate on healing itself.

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LATTELEE 2/12/2013 1:20AM

  Whatever works

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Slow Results

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

So i've been full ahead on my routine for 2 weeks now. The first week i lost a pound. The second week i stayed the same. I feel like a few years ago when i was on here I lost weight much easier. Like at least 1 pound would come off a week. Im not THAT much older but it seems harder now. So its all making me unclear of what works for me. Spark tells me 1200-1400 calories a day which seems reasonable to me, plus im doing the gym 3 or 4 days a week. I should kick that up to 4 or 5 days....
Do i need to be eating less calories? Harder workouts? ugh! so frustrating :(

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JESSICA0406 2/12/2013 10:04PM

    Thanks guys. I guess im just impatient. I'm keeping at it!
@DWROBERGE- congrats on your success! You are an inspiration! :)

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FITGIRL15 2/12/2013 1:52PM

    2 weeks is HARDLY enough time to know if anything is really working or not. Keep at it for at least a month... you can DO IT!

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DWROBERGE 2/12/2013 1:28AM

    It took me from July 2007 to lose over 63 pounds. Some months were frustrating, but I stayed focused and am currently in a plateau but I will not surrender. My goal is too important to me. I have lowered my A1C to 5.3 and am in diabetic remission. Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.

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LATTELEE 2/12/2013 1:21AM

  Finding the key...

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