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HEALTH: New Sonoma Diet: Lose Weight Like A Star

It's been five years since Dr. Connie Guttersen released "The Sonoma Diet"--a favorite among celebs including Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston--and now she's back with its follow-up, "The New Sonoma Diet: Trimmer Waist, More Energy In Just 10 Days."

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The Sonoma Diet is influenced by the cuisines of California's wine country and the Mediterranean, so not surprisingly, wine is allowed! The diet also encourages low glycemic meals, which it claims slims the waistline and boosts your energy.

TooFab spoke with Guttersen about the Sonoma Diet, its celeb followers, and living a lean life!

What aspects of the Sonoma Diet appeal to celebrities?

From Jennifer Aniston to Matt Dillon to Jessica Alba, it’s a style of eating that’s very conducive to their lifestyle because it’s healthy, it’s about lifestyle and it’s not crash-dieting and they all love wine so usually if you look along those lines you’ll see the celebrities that line themselves up with the Sonoma Diet.

The whole idea of the Sonoma Diet is to boost your energy levels with low glycemic foods, and for celebrities who are very active into exercise, it’s critical because you can’t be eating a low-carb diet or a diet that’s not healthy and then look your best or try to have enough energy for exercise, so it kind of aligns themselves medically. But let’s be realistic, they’re very social, they like wine and they’ve found a way their able to have the social with the medical.

Why do you think it’s a good idea to incorporate a glass of wine into a healthy diet?

Well, I personally feel that when you have a glass of wine you savor, you enjoy the meal, you eat slower and it enhances the whole pleasure of eating. From a medical standpoint, the studies are finding that if you have a glass of wine every day, you’re going to have less risk for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s. The best part is that women that drink a glass of wine everyday are slimmer. So it’s a very cool, chic thing to do!

What kind of exercise do people need to do on the Sonoma diet?

The New Sonoma diet features some fascinating new updates, and one of them happens to be more exercise from cardio-vascular to Tai Chi to yoga, because it’s not only about losing pounds with exercise, it’s about stress relief, mood, sleep, looking you best."

Do you think the power of celebrity encourages people to diet?

I absolutely do because if they make a decision to follow Sonoma diet, it usually tends to be a personality like Jennifer Aniston or Jessica Alba who is very outgoing, very healthy, into exercise and lifestyle. We’ve been really lucky that we haven’t been associated with crash-dieting or unhealthy practices so I think a celebrity has a very powerful voice, but at the same time they have a huge responsibility because you find that young women and young men look to celebrities for answers and they look to them as role-models.



Comments (8)

Ann:  1332 days ago

The whole idea of the Sonoma Diet is to boost your energy levels with low glycemic foods, and for celebrities who are very active into exercise, it’s critical because you can’t be eating a low-carb diet or a diet that’s not healthy and then look your best or try to have enough energy for exercise, so it kind of aligns themselves medically. But let’s be realistic, they’re very social, they like wine and they’ve found a way their able to have the social with the medical.

Who the f* wrote this?????

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Hisjules:  1332 days ago

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Mischa:  1331 days ago

This is the absolute in healthy dieting. It is a way of life and the most balanced lifestyle imaginable. Meal ideas are easy to prepare and yet so delicious you forget you are eating healthy. I will never waver from this newfound faith in Sonoma inspired lifestyle. I encourage everyone who hates dieting to read Connie's book and let the Sonoma way take over your life.

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Shawn Patrick:  1331 days ago

Have never felt and looked better - The NEW Sonoma Diet is even better, easier and a must!!!
Shawn Patrick

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BurningEmblem:  1331 days ago

I don't see why there's a need for another book, the first one works well for me. The "diet" is more of a lifestyle than anything else, people need to be willing to stick with it.

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Mike Oxlong:  1330 days ago

I have already lost 32 pounds on this diet in the last four days. I owe so much to Jennifer and Jessica. It feels as though a weight has been lifted! I too used to eat doughnuts and candy too often, but now am just drinking one glass of wine and savoring it instead. Thirty seven pounds to go to hit my target of 320, but I am confident I will get there with Sonoma!

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LGarcia:  1330 days ago

Fabulous diet and you feel and look great!

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Ale P:  1328 days ago

It is a wonderful way to live. It really is not a diet but a life style. I feel great and have lots of energy. I love the Sonoma diet!

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