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Can You Lose Weight with the Cookie Diet?

One of the latest crazes in the diet industry is the “Cookie Diet.” The name alone has many dieters scrambling to get all the information on it that they can. Imagine being able to lose weight by eating cookies! But before you run to the store and start stocking up on your favorite brand of cookies, you need to know that the Cookie Diet deals with specially-formulated cookies. Let’s take a closer look . . .

What is the Cookie Diet?
The Cookie Diet is a diet that was created by Dr. Sanford Siegal. Recent reports show that his patients are losing an average of 15 pounds per month with his amino-packed cookies and by following a strict eating plan. The eating plan consists of eating just one meal a day, which is dinner. Your dinner should consist of one cup of vegetables and 6 ounces of lean white meat. The rest of the day you are to eat 6 of the special cookies that Dr. Siegal created.

The cookies are made of oats, rice, bran and whole wheat flour, and are packed with fiber and essential amino acids. The combination of these ingredients is meant to suppress any hunger that the dieter experiences. The best part is that you are restricted to eating one cookie at breakfast and one at lunch, and the rest you are to eat throughout the day whenever you feel hungry.

It is important to note that the caloric intake on the Cookie Diet is very low – much lower then the recommended 1200 calories a day many doctors suggest is needed for proper functioning. The total caloric intake per day on the Cookie Diet is 800 calories, and you will also need to make sure that you are consuming at least eight glasses of fluids a day. These fluids can be coffee, tea, water and so on. Naturally with such a drastic cut in calories you will lose weight.

How Does the Cookie Diet Work?
The cookies in the Cookie Diet are designed to help ward off hunger.  They are specially formulated to incorporate naturally occurring amino acids, which are meant to suppress hunger. Supporters of the plan state that the cookies work better then any diet pill on the market for appetite suppressant power and that they are safer.

Is There Any Science to the Diet?

Like many diets on the market, there is very little, if any, published scientific data to support the claims made by Dr. Siegal and the Seigal Medical Group. This is due in large part due to the fact that you can only purchase the cookies online, or you have to be one of Dr. Siegal’s patients at one of the six clinics he has in the United States and Canada.

And, even though many of the people who have tried the Cookie Diet have reported losing 15 pounds their first month, there have not been any reports as to whether or not that weight stayed off. Even Dr. Siegal admits that the diet is not meant for the long-term.

There are many options out there, but no one diet will work for everyone. In the end, the only person that will know whether or not the Cookie Diet is going to work for you is you.

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