I’m Lovin’ It – The New Sonoma Diet

If you hang around here at all, you know I’m trying to watch what I eat, and lose a little weight {aren’t we all this time of year? lol}.

So it was perfect timing when I was asked if I would like to review a new book called The New Sonoma Diet by Dr. Connie Guttersen.

I was lucky enough to meet and cook with Connie at the Culinary Institute of American in Napa Valley with Bush’s Beans last October.  I heard about Connie’s book while I was there, and was excited to get my hands on it!  What excited me most is that Connie is a dietitian and a nutrition instructor CIA, so I knew this wouldn’t be “just another diet book!”   The nutrition information is current and accurate and the recipes look delicious.

Connie is SO passionate about healthy food and eating, and a diet book that promotes having a glass of wine with dinner (after the first 10 days) definitely gets brownie points in MY book!

Connie’s approach is more about making it into an enjoyable lifestyle instead of a “diet”, which leads to a happier, healthier life.  The book and website (a property of Everyday Health, Inc.) shuns boring “diet” meals, shakes, and bars. There’s no calorie counting, measuring, or weighing. Nutrition science is translated into an easy plan and plate guidelines make smart food combinations easy.  The emphasis is on eating the types of food that the Sonoma area is known for: fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts and of course, invites a glass of wine with meals.

The New Sonoma Diet includes many time saving recipes featuring Sonoma Express and Cook Once Eat Twice meals, Gluten-free recipes,as well as dozens of helpful culinary tips.  It shows you the most flavorful ways to lose weight and gain a healthy lifestyle.

Good food doesn’t have to taste terrible, the Sonoma Diet is filled with healthy and delicious options to help make losing weight a pleasure, not a chore.

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I’m Lovin’……..The New Sonoma Diet

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

116 Responses to “I’m Lovin’ It – The New Sonoma Diet”

  1. Ann posted on January 23, 2011 at 12:08 am (#)

    My favorite healthy dish is when I can use the fresh vegetables from my garden to grill or put with pasta.

    I subscribe by email.

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud posted on January 23, 2011 at 8:25 am (#)

    Thanks for the fun give-away! My favorite healthy food has to be Veggie Soup with lots of cabbage:@)

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud posted on January 23, 2011 at 8:26 am (#)

    I linked my Valentine’s Day Cupcakes to I’m Loving It:@)

  4. carole posted on January 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm (#)

    I love a chicken and broccoli salad

  5. carole posted on January 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm (#)

    email subscriber

  6. Heather posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm (#)

    I linked up my candy cane wreath!

  7. Laura posted on January 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm (#)

    I just found your linky party and posted my house’s before and after pics!

  8. Angie Jerde posted on January 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm (#)

    I did it all! Love your site.


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