Originally Posted by grapelighthouse
I understand you wouldn't want to use sweeteners in the first wave. But I'm looking for an eating plan I can follow for life. Does Sonoma expect that you never eat dessert again? (other than fruit?)
My understanding is that certain fruit desserts are OK during Wave 2 but you should avoid other desserts like cake, ice cream, etc. until you reach your goal and enter Wave 3. At that point, occasional dessert of this kind is OK. My impression from skimming the Wave 3 chapter (I'm still a long way from there!
) is that the Sonoma Diet wants you to consider carefully foods that are not on the list and reserve them for special occasions.