The Cookie Diet Book Review and Overview

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Average Weight Loss: Lose up to 7 pounds in 2 weeks
Type of Diet: Fad Diet; Calorie restriction diet
This diet may be unsafe for certain individuals.*

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Who would not want to eat cookies and lose weight? Unfortunately, eating cookies — even “healthy” cookies adds calories and carbohydrates that may make it hard for some people to lose weight. The solution? Severely restrict overall calories.

Dr. Sanford Siegal invented this diet. He sells books and cookies and “hunger controlling” shakes that contain certain amino acids he claims to reduce hunger. Eat a cookie, but you must also follow his low-calorie diet plan and he suggests buying his weight-loss supplements as well.

If you need to eat small meals throughout the day, this may be a hard plan to follow. Have a cookie for breakfast and lunch and make up the rest of the days’ calories at dinner. Try and divide 500 remaining calories into dinner and snacks (if you are a “grazer” and like to eat throughout the day) and you will quickly realize that this diet severely cuts calories without the benefit of using those “cookie meal calories” for fruits and vegetables and lean proteins and fats.

The cookies don’t are not like the kind you get at your local bakery and some people don’t like their taste which can make the two cookie meals even less satisfying. Although we do not recommend fad diets, if you plan to try this one, buy a cookie first to see if you even enjoy them enough to stick with this plan. Some of the cookies are vegetarian friendly.

Exercise is encouraged, but calories are cut so low you may not need to exercise to lose weight. It is also an expensive plan to follow as you have to eat their products at least twice a day. The plan (as of this posting) will cost you about $250 a month just for the cookies.

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  • Good for short term weight loss
  • Minimal preparation of meal
** Provided for information only. This is not an ad but an excerpt from the Cookie Diet Website so you can read more about their products. **

Excerpt from the Cookie Diet Website

“Stick to a diet of 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day, of which about 500 come from Dr. Siegal’s COOKIE DIET hunger-controlling snacks and 500 to 700 from a generous meal. On 1,000 to 1,200 calories, everyone loses weight. There are no failures at that caloric level.”

“Since 1975, doctors throughout North America have used the original Dr. Siegal’s COOKIE DIET cookies to help more than 500,000 people lose weight. Flavors: Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Blueberry, Banana, and Coconut.”

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* Health Concerns

Because this diet is considered a fad diet, we strongly encourage you to talk with your doctor or a registered dietitian before starting this plan. Severely restricting calories can cause problems with attention, mood, insomnia, and blood sugars.

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