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Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet

It's the cookie diet that everyone is raving about.

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  • Established: 1975
  • Founder: Dr. Sanford Siegal
  • Headquarters: Miami, Florida
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Cookie diet, low-calorie
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Eat your cookies and lose weight? Sounds like a diet dream come true. Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet plan is a program that helps you to lose weight while munching on his low-fat and protein-filled cookies, which are also specially-formulated to suppress appetite via its secret recipe of key ingredients.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Siegal has been preparing, baking and distributing these cookie snacks to help people manage their weight loss goals. He still continues to personally mixes every batch of his proprietary protein formula in his private bakery near his Miami medical clinic.

Here is how The Cookie Diet works:

You eat six of these specially-formulated cookies during the day in addition to one meal eaten at the end of the day. A typical day is comprised of about 800 calories and 70 grams of carbohydrates. You can also eat the cookies in conjunction with another diet.

In April of 2011, Dr. Siegal's announced a new weight loss plan, called Dr. Siegal's Plan 10X. The New Plan 10X cookies are 60 calories apiece, and one or two should be eaten every two hours, up to 9 cookies per day at set times. The classic plan is also still available.

In addition to cookies,Dr. Siegal also has a line of shakes and soups. By following this very low-calorie diet plan you can expect to lose up to 15 pounds in one month. Dr. Siegel’s cookies are available for purchase online, through professional resellers, drug stores, doctors or at one of Dr. Siegel’s retail store locations.

Denise Richards, Jennifer Hudson, Snooki, and Kelly Clarkson have all lost weight on Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet.

Interview with Dr. Sanford Siegal

Trouble viewing? Click here to watch our interview with Dr. Sanford Siegal.

PRO
  • Idea of eating a cookie might prevent diet binges
  • Cookies contain satiating protein and amino acids
  • May help to suppress hunger
  • Many people have had success with losing weight following this plan
  • Contains an organized and structured eating plan
  • Complementary cookbook available
CON
  • No clear exercise guidelines are given
  • Very low-calorie diet plan
  • Dr. Siegel’s Cookie Diet may not be a long-term solution to weight loss
  • Meal-replacement diets rarely result in sustained weight loss
DIET and NUTRITION

On The Cookie Diet, you will eat six cookies throughout the day in addition to one meal at the end of the day. That meal should include six ounces of lean white meat protein and one cup of vegetables.

The diet 1000-1200 calories a day. Each cookie contains 90 calories and each dinner should contain no more than 500 calories. If you're looking for meal ideas that complement the diet, then look no further than The Cookie Doctor Cookbook, which offers 120 recipes that don't exceed 500 calories.

In addition, you should consume eight glasses of liquid a day (ideally water). Coffee and tea are allowed on this diet. There are five varieties of Dr. Siegal's cookies that you can choose from: chocolate, oatmeal raisin, coconut, banana, and blueberry.

Dr. Siegal’s shake mixes offer an alternative to his cookies and contain the same hunger-controlling amino acid protein blend. They come in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, crème brulee, and pina colada flavors.

While the ingredients are all-natural, and the ingredients label full of things you'd recognize or be able to pronounce, there is some concern with a few inclusions. For one, the first ingredient is sugar, with 9 grams in a serving. Next, the cookies are almost completely void of the dietary fiber, with less than a gram per serving, a necessity in satiation. However, in our interview with Dr. Seigal, he sites a "particular mix of proteins" as being key to keeping users feeling full. Finally, it should be noted that the cookies are relatively low in sodium, with no more than 200 milligrams per serving.

EXERCISE

Dr. Siegal claims that if you eat his 1,000-calorie a day cookie diet than you can effectively lose weight while doing very little or no aerobic exercise. But he does encourage exercise for weight loss maintenance.

CONCLUSION

On the face of it, the idea of a "Cookie Diet" sounds a bit bizarre but enticing. Dr. Siegel’s Cookies are on par to meal replacement shakes that pack nutrition in a quantity-controlled product. Critics feel that the diet is too restrictive and too low in calories despite the thousands of people who have had success in losing weight on Dr. Siegel’s Cookie Diet. Since the plan is so rigid, speak with your doctor if you are interested in following this diet.

Common Misspellings

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Related Diets: Dr. Siegal's Plan 10X Cookie Diet, Hollywood Cookie Diet, Slim-Fast, Smart for Life, Soypal Cookie Diet, The Cookie Doctor Cookbook, Genisoy, Glenny's, Vitalicious


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NEED TO LOSE 40LBS

I started this 4 days ago and i feel so hungry. i need to eat 3 at a time. i feel i have gained weight. i may not be doing it right. please help. i am alwyas hungry. i did not follow the diet as i was hungry after 7 cookies in a day and i ate real dinner...

posted Mar 28th, 2010 2:07 am


yumiko

i just started this diet yesterday and i only need 2 cookies during the whole day and my 450 cals dinner. the result is amazing...i just weight myself this morning and i'v lost 2lbs already...definately going to stay with this diet for a while until i reach my goal..im 112lbs now and my goal is to reach 100-95 lbs if its possible by the end of april..the cookies diet doesnt taste that bad after all special when u microwaved them for 10 secs..i drink a lot and lots of water per day now...which its good i see that my tummy is going away!!! good luck to all of u!!!

posted Mar 16th, 2010 3:44 pm



Robin Guillory

weighing in @ 213 pounds this morning. I have lost 13 pounds since 3/01/10. Thats 13 pounds in 15 days. This cookie diet seems to work for me. I ate 1820 calories yesterday, and still lost weight. normally eat about 1200-1400. I am so excited to finally see myself getting under 200 pounds soon! Good Luck to all!

posted Mar 16th, 2010 9:51 am


chata2297

Hey guys!! I'm going to start again tomorrow! Hopefully I wont experience any of those headaches I had while I did the cookie diet!!
I saw results in a matter of 3days....i had lost 4lbs that"s awesome...
Wish me luck!! i need to lose at least 20lbs by April 8th!!!

posted Mar 15th, 2010 5:44 pm



Robin Guillory

I am determined that my fat will no longer hold me hostage.I feel like I have finally found control of my life. We all can change our lives if we just make a conscious decision to do so.

posted Mar 15th, 2010 9:43 am



Robin Guillory

I have lost a total of 12 pounds since 3/01/10. Its getting easier,since I am experiencing results. I have been eating 1200-1500 calories during the week, and the weekends eating between 1000-1700 calories a day.

posted Mar 15th, 2010 9:38 am


Tony

I went from 204 lbs to 198 lbs in only 3 days. I have felt tired and weak in the afternoon, but then I eat a 500 calorie dinner and I feel fine. So far it has been the most effective diet I have tried. What I like the most about the diet is you get to eat a decent size dinner.

posted Mar 14th, 2010 2:26 pm



Robin Guillory

I have lost a total of 11 pounds in 15 days. I am going to stay with this diet cookie.

posted Mar 14th, 2010 1:52 pm



Robin Guillory

I have lost 9 pounds in a week. It was hard the first three days, but has gotten easier. I will continue to use the cookies.

posted Mar 8th, 2010 8:07 pm


CY

I LOVE this diet. The chocolate & oatmeal cookies are great and truly help me be in CONTROL. I have lost 25 POUNDS in 2 months and am THRILLED. THANK YOU for my health!!

posted Mar 8th, 2010 8:54 am


robby

I started the cookie diet on march 1st. My starting weight was 226, and today is march the 6th, and I weighed in @ 218. I'm going to stay with this diet. It seems to be working for me. I did experience headaches the first 3 days and then it the headaches stopped.

posted Mar 6th, 2010 1:25 pm



Lycitlikdis

278lbs!!! Ill talk with you guys in one month when its time to do it again! good luck!

posted Mar 5th, 2010 12:35 am


SwtKathyLin

I started the cookie diet March 1st... weighing in at 147.2lbs... the first day was pretty rough for me, I will admit I had some carbs and pork =( but it was only due to the fact that i was doing pretty well up til my 3rd cookie when I started reading the Dr Siegal book and saw recipes.. and reading about food made me throw up. I have no clue why but it did... but today is the second day and i'm doing okay.. the cookies don't seem to be curbing my hunger much tho.. any inputs??

posted Mar 2nd, 2010 4:53 pm



Lycitlikdis

WAZ UP GUYS!!! TODAY I STARTED BACK ON THE SADDLE!! READY TO TAKE OFF AND GET MY BOOST FOR THE MONTH. I'M 284 ILL LET YOU GUYS KNOW THURSDAY WHAT I WEIGH!

posted Mar 1st, 2010 11:28 pm


divewife


I am on my second day and have been fine all morning. Around 2pm I seem to feel very hungry and eating a cookie is just not doing it. I am going to continue and hope for the best. I am very excited to get back to the way I was 4 years ago, so here's to sticking with it.

posted Mar 1st, 2010 7:00 pm


chata2297

Hi guys!!! I've been getting headaches for the past two days....since I've been on this diet! Should I continue or discontinue?? I have my cookies and water throughout the day....but still my head hurts alot!!

posted Mar 1st, 2010 4:01 pm


Nisha

This site is awesome and all of your comments have been great! I started today March 1st and I will keep you guys posted on how I do. Had my cookies this morning and have not been hungry yet! The taste isn't bad at all. I don't normally like water but not having a hard time yet with these cookies.

posted Mar 1st, 2010 10:43 am


chata2297

One more thing guys....Walgreens has the Dr. Siegal's diet cookie on sale for $49.99...which is a lot cheaper than GNC and the actual website......okay 2morrow (Sun, Feb 28th, 2010) I will begin!! Everyone's comments are motivating me....thanks guys!!

posted Feb 28th, 2010 12:02 am


chata2297

Hey guys!!! Just brought my first box of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet.....I hope I have a lot of success like you guys did! :o)
Wish me luck!

posted Feb 27th, 2010 11:55 pm


Gisela

Well guys....today 2/27/10 I just purchased my first box of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet....2morrow Sunday I will begin! I hope to have a successful outcome like you guys did!! :o)
Wish me luck!!

posted Feb 27th, 2010 11:45 pm



 

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