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Bankruptcy- That’s How the Cookie Diet Crumbles

Smart for Life Weight Management Centers is closing shop, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Boca Raton, Florida-based company was entangled in a dispute with Miami-based SM Licensing Corp. and Dr. Sanford Siegal over using the term “cookie diet” for its weight loss program.

Smart for Life started as a licensed franchise of Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, but lost the right to use the terminology in its advertising and web address last year.

A half million people have turned to Dr. Seigal’s Cookie Diet over the span of three decades. There are several nutritious cookies to choose from, in tasty flavors such as chocolate, oatmeal raisin, coconut, banana, and blueberry. You can learn more about Dr. Siegal’s program in our review of the Cookie Diet right here.

November 5th, 2008

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Don't worry, it's fake. They are just using a faked bankruptcy to break their legal obligations and put some people they consider competition out of business. Now that they've screwed other people over, they'll be back out of "bankruptcy."

Seigal's cookies don't taste as good, but the people who run Smart for Life are soulless and don't give a if you succeed.

I lost a ton of weight with one of their former franchises who were amazing, but they've lost the personal ouch through greed. If I start regaining weight, I'll stay fat forever rather than eat their cookies.

Can't believe that "Helene" is complaining about bias when it's clear that she and Tonya are on SFL payroll.

posted Nov 2nd, 2009 11:44 am


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2 Responses to “Bankruptcy- That’s How the Cookie Diet Crumbles”

Nov 5th, 2008
10:49 pm

It’s Chapter 11, not Chapter 7. It’s just a debt reorganization. They’re still in business. The court just manages creditors.

Nov 25th, 2008
10:57 pm

Dr Siegal or his son must have written this bull. It is a Chpter 11, reorganization. Not bankruptcy and certainly not closing shop. Taste Smart For Life cookies, then taste Dr Siegal. You will want Smart For Life, natural and organic. Not Siegal preservative laden crap!