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Hollywood Cookie Diet

Mandy Moore and Kelly Clarkson claim to lose weight with cookies.

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The Hollywood Cookie Diet is easy. Simply eat four cookies a day, which replaces your breakfast and lunch, then eat a healthy dinner. So, eat a cookie for breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch and mid-afternoon snack. Each cookie is individually wrapped so you can eat on the go.

The Hollywood Cookie Diet claims that it works because it is based on caloric restriction. This is understandable since you are replacing meals with cookies. But the idea of replacing nearly all of your daily caloric intake with cookies seems to be a recipe only good for short term results.

So what's with the Hollywood part? Reportedly, Kelly Clarkson has used the Hollywood Cookie Diet to slim down, and Mandy Moore has been quoted as saying "I love life, and I love my cookies!"

The cookies come in several flavors: Chocolate Chip, Lemon, Oatmeal Raisin, or a variety pack that includes all three.

PRO
  • Simple to follow
  • Website gives a free recipe list download
  • Product claims that you can get free diet coaching via email or phone
  • Available online and at major retail outlets
  • Cookies have a "treat" feel to them
CON
  • Not a long-term solution
  • Extremely low in calories
  • Not appropriate for those with certain food allergies
  • No exercise support
  • Expensive
  • Contains artificial ingredients
DIET and NUTRITION

Each cookie is 150 calories, with 4 grams of fiber and only 8 grams of sugar, and contains enriched wheat flour, rolled oats, vegetable margarine, Hollywood Premier Protein Blend, crystalline fructose, sugar, raisins, maltitol syrup, polydextrose, vegetable glycerine, egg whites, powdered cellulose, calcium carbonate, spices, mono- and diglycerides, natural flavors, baking soda, cream of tartar, soy lecithin, and Sucralose.

The Hollywood Cookie Diet recommends that you eat four cookies a day followed by a healthy dinner in the evening.

Based on the recommended four cookies per day (approximately 600 calories) and a light sensible dinner (approximately 800 calories), your daily calorie allottment is between 1,200 and 1,400 depending upon the size of your dinner.

While the diet is centered around the cookies, the website has created a list of foods, including breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners that are Hollywood Cookie Diet-approved.

A few sample recipes are:

  • Tuna Fish and Cannellini Bean Salad
  • Lemony Lentil Soup
  • Zucchini Fennel Apple and Asparagus Salad
  • Pasta with Easy Tomato Sauce
  • Lowfat Scrambled Eggs
  • Roasted Herb Chicken
  • Asian Grilled Salmon
  • Baja Grilled Fish Tacos
  • Spicy Eggplant Salad
  • Feta and Herb Lentil Salad
  • Alexander's Pumpkin Pie
EXERCISE

You are strongly encouraged to increase the amount of exercise you do when following the Hollywood Cookie Diet. No specific fitness guidelines are given.

CONCLUSION

There is no magic formula to why the Hollywood Cookie Diet would work for you. Calorie deficit works, but the idea of eating cookies, even more nutritious ones, as a meal replacement for any given amount of time is simply unrealistic. It's also expensive. The only conceivable approach would be to do it for 3-4 weeks to jump start your weight loss. Then you have to move on to a more sensible eating schedule and learn how to eat portion- and calorie-controlled meals on your own.

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Related Diets: Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, Slim-Fast, Smart for Life, Soypal Cookie Diet, Genisoy, Glenny's, Vitalicious


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(Page 1 of 3, 59 total comments)

Nancy

I just finished my first week, and I have lost 9 pounds! Since I love cookies, this is the perfect diet for me. The cookies are very tasty, and I am satisfied with just one. I feel like this is the answer to my weight loss problem.

posted Feb 22nd, 2012 8:32 pm


NG

I love the cookies but I cannot eat 4 cookies a day and a dinner too hard to do!!! i eat a cookie as snack or when i get hungry in between meals thats it.

posted Nov 4th, 2011 5:53 am


Corinne

I got these assuming I would be hungry ( of course not the normal amount of food I typically consume)
but not only was I hungry I pretty much fainted 2 times as well as only lost about 2 pounds that whole week... so I would say 2 pounds and fainting or 1 pound and not a week I would choose not... plus they lack fiber and well that also caused some really awful stomach issues....

The only positive is that I broke my bad eating habits in a week and am now onto eating healthy small meals through out the day....

if you can starve yourself and eat only 4 cookies and meal a day... you should consider that you may be able to eat small healthy meals and be MUCH healthier in the long run and be careful you dont faint.. pretty scary ( Low bloodsugar and no im not diabetic these things just dont contain good carbs.. and I have a busy lifestyle)

posted May 23rd, 2011 11:44 am


Michele

Anyone who says they tried and like the R&D cookie diet must be getting sponsored by R&D! I tried Dr. Siegal and R&D and although Dr. Siegal was palpable, I couldn't even get down the R&D cookies. My dog Ava wouldn't even touch it and she eats everything. I tried and love the Hollywood cookie diet, but it took me a week of devouring the entire box before I got the hang of it. You can email Jaime Kabler and he'll promptly email you back with support! I finally found the diet I can stick with! It's a no-brainer and the taste is great! This is by far the best diet I've ever tried and know it can work! The part of being able to get immediate support is really great too!

posted Apr 2nd, 2011 8:18 am


CJigga

I was skeptical at first, but I LOVE cookies so I thought, what the heck?? You can buy them super cheap on Amazon. :D I already lost 3 pounds in 2 days and I've been eating the cookies as LUNCH replacement or snack only!! Ahhh and the soft texture of the chocolate chip cookies makes them taste a lot better and makes me not expect it to taste like a regular choc chip cookie. I love this! Ya if you're only trying to CONTROL your weight and not lose too many pounds, I recommend eating these as snacks and maybe lunch replacement only. I am constantly snacking and I realize I'm always eatign unhealthy! With the Hollywood Cookie Diet, eat these as snacks with a few fruits throughout the day and lots of water and you'll be on your way to that Hot Summer Bod you've always wanted! I'll check back in in a few days and let everyone know if the weight stays off. Good luck everyone!!!

posted Mar 3rd, 2011 2:23 pm


Robern

I have started this diet today, I ordered the lemon, man after tasting the cookie I placed another order for the Cranberyy Orange & another lemon. I had the first one at 7am, even at 10:10 am still full

posted Jan 30th, 2011 3:11 pm


Claudia3

works.

posted Jan 25th, 2011 2:56 am


mary

I have tasted 4 types. Hollywood is clearly the best. Dr. Siegal and Smart are not terrible. None are Mrs Fields, but what do you expect with a diet cookie.

R&D is TERRIBLE. I bought it due to comments to the contrary on the site. They taste stale and almost moldy.

posted Jan 22nd, 2011 5:54 am


Sandy

At least none of the information given was false..Sara uses it the way i do..temp fix.lol but works

posted Jan 21st, 2011 12:23 am


Leane

I just started the diet today.....so far I had 2 cookies and a nice grilled chicken salad for lunch. I called the info line this morning to asdkif I could still drink coffee, the answer was "yes" youcan drink whatever you want except soda. I was surprised to hear that answer and asked for clarification. she told me lemonade, milk, wine, beer, tea, coffee, just about anything. using common sense....wierd..The info line also told me tha the packaging has an error on it as the meal we eat shuld be no more that 450-500 calories and not 800. I think this is a huge error as this could sabatoge our diet all together. So beware and stick to 450-500 calories. I do think that this will be a good diet the companyshould suply more info about the diet and clearly state the calories for our meal and list what we can and cannot eat. She also said that the "snack " we eat, fruit or veggie should be "in place" of a cookie, we don't get a snack and a cookie!! Again lack of clarification in the instructions.

posted Jan 14th, 2011 12:30 am


Diane

I bought the 30-cookie box at COSTCO. I did lose a couple of pounds; however, there are too many 'bad stuff' ingredients in the product, so I decided to buy protein bars with similar calories and better ingredients which will provide the same satisfaction and results. Good concept, but too many ingredients with 'ose' on the end.

posted Nov 18th, 2010 10:18 pm


lori

I have been trying to lose 10 pounds for the past 3 weeks and haven't shed a ounce. I purchased the cookies 2 days ago and on the 3rd morning woke up to a 3.5 pound lose. I am thrilled and have 6.5 to go. The cookies are DELICIOUS and filling during the day. At night i have a sensible dinner and around bedtime have a hard boiled egg. The protein fills me up to get through the night. The cost is high but for a short term diet i recommend it highly.

posted Nov 4th, 2010 9:50 pm


Elva

I lik this cookie they taste great. But im not doing 4 cookies a day :( i have one for breakfast with a tad bit of oatmeal and i dont get hungry til like 1pm and then ill have a fruit. and then ill have dinner around 4pm i try to make it a healthy portion! i just started yesterday. Am i doing something wrong? if yes i wanna know so i can fix it cause i wanna loose weight im 172lbs and i wanna be 135-140lbs Thanks!

posted Sep 21st, 2010 1:00 pm


Melody

I need a little variety, so I adapted the diet a bit. I drink a Carnation Insant breakfast in the moning in almod milk (200 calories total). Then I eat one cookie for lunch, so by dinner time I have only consumed 350 calorie. I then allow myself to have a normal dinner, and sometimes a snack. I have dropped 17 pounds in about 5 weeks. This is working out for me.

posted Sep 21st, 2010 11:36 am


kikibfield

I really do have a problem when it comes to staying committed to one thing but, one of my coworker is doing it and she has lost 30lbs so I said what the heck. I started with the hollywood 48hr diet as reccommended. I lost 10lbs. I then moved to the Cookie Diet, and the transtion as been great and easy. The cookie surprisely do not taste bad, And they do satisfy, so you don't feel as if you are starving, and so for they have been working for me. I love it!!! It is definitely a good jump start to a healthy lifestyle.

posted Sep 20th, 2010 10:47 am


Lauren

make your own cookies, its not hard to replace some of the flour with soy flour (high in protein and fiber). This is will keep you full, which is what the measly 150 cal cookie is supposed to do. $200 for 2 months? are you crazy! Ive lost 15 lbs over 3 months, down finally to my high school weight of 110. I eat cookies from the grocery store every day. Calorie restriction is easy to figure and doesnt cost $200 for 2 months. Idiots... you don't need over 1500 calories, or 2000 for that matter. This is especially true for most working adults, especially female. I consume up to 1400 cal a day, and I work on a ranch. Why anyone would buy a prepackaged cookie instead of doing simple math and baking is beyond me. I hope you gain it all back people, learn self control, your body is not going to starve itself and store fat if you have 4 decent snacks a day and 1 large meal before 6pm... thank you and goodnight!

posted Jul 26th, 2010 4:31 pm


natalya

LOVE THE COOKIESJUST BOUGHT THEM THREE DAYS AGO ALREADY LOST 3POUNDS LIKE THE TASTE AND THEY FILL YOU UP

posted Jul 23rd, 2010 7:10 pm



Smarty720

OH William, oh William.... you admit you have not tried it but you still dis' it. Is being fat healthy? Is eating a half gallon of icecream in one setting "healthy"? I've done it. Way back when. I lost 50 lbs on the R&D Diet Cookies and they are my savior! It was quick, easy, and just happened b4 I even knew it. It's done and overwith. I eat healthy now and I've kept the weight off for a year and a half. I have a theory about people like you... you either are fit & trim and like to tell us what to do, or... you are overweight and think you should be punished by diets that are difficult, exhausting, hard to stick with, etc.

posted Jul 11th, 2010 2:24 pm


Lee

The cookies are really good. They definitely taste better than R and D or Dr. Siegal's. After eating one and drinking water, I felt full. One thing I have to say is that I did have cravings for real food in the beginning because the cookies taste so good. With the other two brands, which were kind of gross in comparison, I didn't have cravings because they leave a horrible aftertaste and they are super dry.

posted Jul 9th, 2010 3:30 pm


Laraine

This is a great diet for fast results and short term of course. Yet, sometimes that is what we need, just a break from eating so much, it is sort of a cleanse in that way... and learning to not feel "stuffed" just "full." I like it! I bought the cookies at Costco (cheapest way to go) a few days ago. I have lost a few pounds already and that is with eating a big dinner with wine! In the past I have done nutrisystem, L.A. wieghtloss, fit for life, and many more... the hollywood cookie diet is by far the easiest, most afordable with fastest results. Of course with any diet, the wieght goes back on if you go back to eating too much or not exercising. They do taste good, they totally fill me up too! I have not been constipated which usually happens when dieting. I am happy with this program. I will do it for a few weeks and let you all know how it goes!

posted Jul 8th, 2010 1:01 pm



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