The Sonoma Diet, an American Mediterranean Diet?
Another diet book came out in late 2005. Titled The Sonoma Diet, and written by Dr. Connie Guttersen, this new diet book looks set to be a big hit.
The Sonoma Diet is based on the popular Mediterranean Diet, which is itself a lifestyle diet based on the normal daily diets of people living in countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Ever since it was discovered that people in that region had a comparatively low rate of heart disease, the Mediterranean Diet has been the subject of much interest and study.
The Mediterranean Diet has many attractions, since it is nothing more than a normal diet for those who live in that region. Therefore, it is not as restrictive as some of the hard diets that many people try and soon give up. The people of the Mediterranean have lived naturally on their diet for centuries, and having visited the region, I can tell you that people eat very well there, and the food can be quite delicious.
So why do we need another book on the Mediterranean Diet? The Sonoma Diet has taken some of the basics from the Mediterranean Diet [http://www.routes-to-self-improvement.com/Mediterranean_Diet.htm]added to them, and create a package that the average man or woman on the street will find easy, interesting and satisfying to follow, thus increasing their chances of achieving their weight loss goals.
Is the Sonoma diet here to stay?
We don’t know if the Sonoma Diet will be forgotten after a year and disappear as many new diets have done in the past. However, there are some good reasons why the Sonoma Diet may prove very popular for a while:
1. Dr. Gutterson is a highly experienced and qualified nutritionist, who also understands that food is an important part of a lifestyle and should be enjoyed. Therefore, he combines a healthy and safe diet with pleasure and variety. Pleasure and variety are not associated with highly restrictive diets such as low-carb diets, but they are essential for weight loss success. There’s no need to get bored with a tasty, variable, and fun diet, which is why more people are likely to follow it than restrictive, repetitive diets.
2. The Sonoma Diet unites two far apart regions with a similar love of life: the Mediterranean and California. The Californian connection could well appeal to the mass US diet and weight loss markets, and the Sonoma Diet could well become enduring among Americans, many of whom may not even know where the Mediterranean is.
3. The Sonoma Diet is not just a book that lets you find your own recipes and do everything on your own. Lack of support is often a reason for weight loss failure, and Dr. Gutterson has thought about that very carefully and has created a well-designed, helpful website and membership club to continue the book.
Membership supports those on the Sonoma Diet, with tips and recipes, on a constantly updated basis. Such support can be the difference between success and failure for many people on a weight loss campaign. It is also a very well designed and attractive website, which most users will find easy to navigate.
I have a feeling that the Sonoma Diet may well attract a large following in years to come.