Cookie Diet Review? Ever heard of the cookie diet or the Hollywood cookie
diet? Naa, me either. At least not until
I read a celebrity gossip magazine that read “Lose weight in a short period of
time by eating cookies” and Blah, blah……. So I thought this is obviously just one
of those diets you can go on to lose weight quickly but you might put it back
on as quickly as you lose it.
I decided to purchase the diet and give a try, now
that I’ve tried the diet I would like to share my experience and give a cookie
diet review to tell you what I thought about the program.
First off I
want to tell you about the person who established the cookie diet review program. This diet was created by Dr.
Sanford Siegel. His diet has been on the market for over 3 decades, which, in
itself, should be more than enough to convince any skeptic that this is no
“fad” diet. As to those who roll their eyes when they hear they can lose weight
by eating cookies – just read on. You’ll be surprised, I assure you.
While there are many versions of the cookie diet out on the market such as the Hollywood Cookie Diet. Dr. Sanford Siegel is the original creator dating back to 1975. Cookies that are high in protein and fiber are the meal replacement choice for this low- calorie diet program. If you follow this diet you should expect to lose 10 to 15 pounds a month on Siegel’s diet .
Dr. Siegel’s diet typically is 1,000 calories per day
restriction, but it can range from 800 to 1,200 calories depending on the
individual. Each day on the diet you eat 4 to 6 cookies spaced out over the day
and 1 meal which consists of 4 to 6 ounces of lean protein and vegetables (raw
or steamed). Your dinner meal will consist of 500 to 700 calories. Feel free to
nuke a lite frozen dinner with a side of veggies if you don’t feel like
My Dinners usually consisted of salads (with fish or
chicken) or grilled chicken breast and veggies – I made sure I mixed and
matched my selections so I wouldn’t get bored. I ate fruit for dessert but I
should note that, if you count your calories right, you can even indulge in a small
treat sometimes, or try some other low-calorie sweet treat.
The diet instructs you to drink 8 glasses or more of zero-calorie fluids like water every day and ban alcohol at all cost, stay away from other sweets and dairy while on the cookie diet. He also recommends you to take a daily multivitamin.
My regular work schedule made it very easy to stay on
the diet because it meant I no longer had to worry about bringing my lunch to
work, which is another plus to consider. Additionally, what I could have spent
on the cookies ($49.95 a week), I would have saved on food, so the diet is
probably the cheaper option in the long run.
If you buy the diet plan box included in it there are
three flavors of cookies, Cinnamon Oatmeal, Chocolate Brownie, and Maple
Granola. All are kosher and suitable for vegetarians and, to speak the truth,
they taste surprisingly good, especially the brownies. If you expect sweet and
yucky sawdust, you’re in for a surprise.
The Cookies are bagged in re-sealable packages for a daily supply, and they taste just as good cold as they do microwaved. To avoid getting bored, I mixed and matched, and had all three kinds of cookies every day – they were just as fresh the next day after the bag was opened.
Dr. Siegal’s book offers some recipes for your dinner choices such as:
Naturally, as with every other diet, the first week was the hardest: since I have this thing against diets, once I realized that I would be eating these cookies for a longer period (which was sometime during day 3), I started to get cravings for other things. The only thing that saw me through the cravings was the fact that I wasn’t really hungry, so I rationalized the cravings and overcame them (most of the time) but I also drank lots of water to help keep me fuller longer, this trick really helped me get through the tough moments.
With this diet you get to eat something every two hours, you never really get hungry. If you’re hungry it’s usually a mind game.
fact, by week 2, there were times when I would have to force myself to have a
cookie just because I knew I should, as I wasn’t feeling hungry at all.
Remember, low-calorie diets can be tricky especially if you also work out. I stuck to my regular schedule: kick boxing once a week, cycling classes once a week, cardio and strength training with weights every other day.
I think this diet was very doable. But this diet is just a quick fix and nothing you want to sustain to do for a long time. Like the article said in the magazine it will help you to lose weight in a short amount of time, but keeping it off is another subject we need to talk about at a later date.
Most diets tend to be very complicated, requiring you
to cook three meals a day, sometimes with very expensive and hard to find
ingredients. Cookie Diet makes it all easy for you.
Most diets can become boring, but the Cookie Diet offers you plenty of room (up to 700 calories, to be exact) for you to incorporated a variety of foods to eat during dinner meals. The program even includes a book to help you with a variety of dinner options. The book also includes information or questions you may have while on the diet.
This Cookie Diet doesn’t promise effortless weight
loss; in fact, Dr. Siegal recommends coupling it with
regular exercise for even faster results, he also says you must drink plenty of water while using this diet plan. If you follow the plans instructions you will get the desire results you desire. I can honestly say I was very satisfied with my results.
If you have a desk job, Cookie Diet is perfect for you because it doesn’t become an impediment in your daily schedule. That was the best part of the diet for me.
Once you’re done with the Diet, you will have a better appreciation of your daily calorie intake, thus know what foods and drinks to avoid in the future in order to not gain weight.
If you don’t plan to make it a long-term thing, the Cookie Diet can be pretty expensive in the short run. If you’re determined to lose weight, though, it’s more than worth it.
Eating one specific kind of food can be boring and boredom could hinder your success with this diet, but if your aware of this before starting the diet it may just give you a fighting chance to stick with it.
Eating below 1,200 calories a diet can be nutrient deficient and greatly depress your metabolism. This diet program has no exercise plan and does not discuss lifestyle changes to help keep the weight off.
Eating cookies all day long may also lead to additional boredom and dietary deviations. Any cookie diet is best for short term weight loss and not deemed appropriate long term.
The Cookie Diet helps you lose weight but it’s not
some sort of a miracle cure. If you approach it in the right frame of mind
(that is, be reasonable about your expectations), you can find it to be an
excellent way to battle the bulge quickly.
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