There are recipes for desserts such as fruit tarts and cobblers in the book, and you can create your own as long as you stick to the general guidelines. There is a difference in the types of desserts on South Beach and Sonoma, probably because Sonoma is based on the Mediterranean diet, and desserts are different over there. This style of eating isn't for everyone, though, and if you don't feel comfortable with the food choices, then you might not be able to stick to it long term. We'll try to come up with a dessert thread soon, to give ideas that might help give a bigger picture and you can see if it's something you might want to try
One thing I remember about South Beach was that by the end of Phase 1, I never craved a strawberry more in my life, lol. I gained a new appreciation for fruit
Wave 1 of this diet may have the same effect.