The Sanoma Diet reviewThe Sanoma diet is a weight loss plan that promises a “trimmer waist” and “better health” in only 10 days. Created by Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., PhD, the diet, which is named after California’s wine country, has been designed to help you beat your sugar addiction, help you learn how to satisfy your cravings by eating healthy foods, and lose weight.

The Sanoma Diet focuses on getting dieters to eat nutritious and flavorful “power foods”. Some of these include blueberries, grapes, strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, broccoli, olive oil, almonds, and whole grains.

The program is split up into three phases that are called “waves”, and each one requires the dieter to follow certain guidelines. Unfortunately, like several other diets that are split up into stages, the Sanoma Diet’s first phase is highly restrictive, which may make it difficult for many people to follow and may not even be safe for some individuals due to calorie limitations.

During the first wave, which lasts for 10 days, you are encouraged to avoid processed foods, butter, bacon, chips, and other high-fat foods. Other edible items that are off limits during this phase of the diet include those that contain natural sugars such as fruit, juice, wine, and some vegetables. That said, some of the foods that are allowed include eggs, walnuts, olive oil, soba noodles, lean beef, and spices.

As you can see, while this part of the diet will most certainly slim you down, you’ll likely be giving up a lot of your favorite and regular dietary foods. Furthermore, it could throw your system into shock, which may not be the most realistic or healthy approach to achieve long-term weight loss for some individuals.

That said, once you enter the second wave of the Sanoma Diet, you will continue to eat the same foods that you consumed in the first wave, but now you can add some natural sugar back into your diet, with some fruits and more vegetables. In addition, occasional sugar-free treats are also allowed and you are permitted up to 6 ounces of wine per day. This phase of the diet has no set time period because you are to stick with it until you have reached your goal weight.

Once you have reached your goal weight, you will move on to the third and final wave of the diet. This part of the program concentrates on making the Sanoma Diet a regular part of your lifestyle. At his point, Guttersen recommends that you continue to limit your consumption of hydrogenate fats and packaged foods, but encourages you to experiment with different fruits, and to enjoy full-fat sweets on a rare occasion.

Guttersen’s book “The Sanoma Diet: Trimmer waist, better health in just 10 days!” provides helpful tips, recipes, detailed meal plans, and portion control guidelines that make it easier for you to see just how much food should be on your plate or in a bowl.

As was previously stated, this diet may not be ideal for everyone. It would be best to first speak with your doctor before following a plan with such high dietary restrictions.