Hollywood Cookie Diet
Mandy Moore and Kelly Clarkson claim to lose weight with cookies.
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.
- 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
- Not a long-term solution
- Extremely low in calories
- Not appropriate for those with certain food allergies
- No exercise support
- Contains artificial ingredients
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
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.Common Misspellings
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