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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

Dr Siegal's Cookie Deit, Cooke Diet, Dr Segal's Cookie Diet, Cookei Diet, Cookie Deit, diet cookies, doctor cookie diet, the cookie diet


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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jessica

Not only am I losing weight, but it really has made me eat less and want less food.

posted Feb 25th, 2010 10:48 am


cupcake

i started the seigal cookie in december 2009 but started having some serious headaches so i stop but i decided now even if i have the pain i will take some pain killers and continue with the cookies

posted Feb 21st, 2010 10:04 pm



Lycitlikdis

I started dr. siegals cookie diet january 9th 2010 weighing in at 300lbs even. today is Febuary 5th 2010 and I now weigh 286lbs. 14lbs gone and I plan to keep it off. As of today I have stopped the cookies and will eat 3 small meals everyday until the beginning of each month. March 1st I will start yet another week of Dr. Siegals cookie diet. This time I will order blueberry just to switch it up so I wont begin to get bored with the diet. I'll k.i.t guys. Mara

posted Feb 5th, 2010 11:06 pm



Lycitlikdis

Down 3 more lbs today. 6lbs in 2 days

posted Feb 5th, 2010 12:49 am


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PSDIVA

Just got my cookies in the mail yesterday so 'm going to start on Monday to have a fresh start! I did nibble on one of the oatmeal and one of the chocolate chips and they seem okay. I will let you guys know the deal.

posted Feb 4th, 2010 12:34 pm



Lycitlikdis

3lbs down since monday 2-1-10 guys!

posted Feb 4th, 2010 12:56 am


Tammy

I've been on it for 1 1/2 weeks. At first i wasn't to hungry but after day 4 the effects started to ware off. I find myself starving even after eating the cookies. I weigh 155 pounds and am 5"8 so I'm not all that heavy...I'm not sure if I should continue this diet.

posted Feb 2nd, 2010 8:35 am



Lycitlikdis

SO IV'E STARTED ONCE AGAIN GUYS! TALLAPIA AND CALIFLOWER FOR DINNER! I HAD 2 AND A HALF COOKIES. IM DOING A MONDAY THRU THURSDAY FOR A BOOST TO KEEP UP WITH EATING SMALL MEALS!

posted Feb 1st, 2010 10:13 pm



Lycitlikdis

BLONDIE THATS THE WAY I FELT WHEN I STARTED BACK IN JANUARY. IT WILL PASS AND YOU'LL GET USE TO IT

posted Feb 1st, 2010 10:06 pm


Blondie

Today is day one for me. I have just had my 3rd cookie of the day and notice my head feels a little fuzzy or foggy. Did anyone else experience that?

posted Feb 1st, 2010 10:19 am


userfile
PSDIVA

I'm ordering some cookies this weekend. I can't wait to start losing this weight!!! I will keep in touch!!!

posted Jan 28th, 2010 2:36 pm


userfile
ladyk

First day went good I only needed three cookies (microwaved is a most for me!) for dinner I had veggies and boiled chicken for flavor I added chill powder to the boiling water it was good I will admit I struggled with drinking enough water throughout the day because I just don??t like water that much, maybe if I add lemon or something anyway I will post again in a week to tell how much weight I lost!

posted Jan 26th, 2010 9:29 am


Amy Lee

I started the cookies on 1/22/10. Today is 1/25/10 and I have lost 5 lbs. I only need about 4 cookies in a day and then my 500 to 700 calorie dinner. I do about 30 minutes of exercise a day and when the weight comes off - I will do more. I started at 288 lbs. and I am 283 lbs. this morning. I, too, just needed a way to jump start my reduced calorie plan, and get past the hunger that sabotages me EVERY TIME. I will say that I have no food cravings - which is usually what makes me cheat. And, I LOVE food... all food... so to not be tempted by "real" food or "junk" food is amazing to me. I do drink lots of water - about 96 oz. a day and two glass of iced tea (no sugar or sweetners!) I drink no diet sodas or regular soda. I do like Dasani Essence water: see this link: http://www.dasani.com/#/essence
They have no calories, sweetners, preservatives! My dinners have been lean protein (fish, chicken and ground round hamburger, and veggies... maybe some lowfat cheese. It's going great - I will keep posting. I will admit that the texture of the cookies is a bit off... the flavor isn't too bad. So, I do drink alot of water to wash them down - but they are small and it's not hard to do so. Hey, people eat live bugs on Survivor - what's a little diet cookie. Let's get tough and beat this weight problem we all have. Also, read up on thyroid conditions... yes, I know... the doctor tested you and said you didn't have a problem... well those doctors are going off of medical tests that are out of date. Do your research and find your answers - then take them to your doctor. Be proactive!!

posted Jan 25th, 2010 11:06 am


userfile
ladyk

Going to eat my first cookie in the morning, in a way I??m excited and in a way I??m hesitant about how well this really works and am I throwing my money away.

posted Jan 25th, 2010 12:03 am



Lycitlikdis

7lbs 3days

posted Jan 12th, 2010 12:27 am


France

Lost 5 pounds in 5 days ... but sill starving in the morning !

posted Jan 9th, 2010 8:10 pm



Lycitlikdis

I started my cookies today. I have the chocolate ones and they taste like brownies to me!! Towards the end of the day when it was time for dinner I felt a little drained, light headed, and a little hungry. I only ate 4 of the 6 during the day and had brocilli and 6 ounce tyson steak strips for dinner. I'll keep you guys posted

posted Jan 9th, 2010 12:15 am


Jennifer

Not sure if I like it yet...I just started it today. And it is true that they are not very tasty(doing the coconut), but if it will jumpstart my weight loss than I can stomach them for a couple weeks. I plan to use them for no longer than a month in conjunction with the exercise that I already do. I am at 141.4 lbs and the goal is 120 lbs. While I am realistic that I am not going to loose 20 lbs in a month...this should help to get it going. Also the cookies are a little better if you microwave them for about 10 seconds.

posted Jan 6th, 2010 10:13 am


Danielle

I just started the cookie diet (for the people against the diet, THEY DON'T TASTE LIKE COOKIES) on Sunday 1/3/10. I needed to get back in control of what I am eating and teach myself to eat small meals all day long. That is what this diet is doing, limiting your intake & srinking your stomach. So far it is 1/5/10 and I am down from 170 to 166. I am so excited because my hardest thing with a diet is not seeing results. I will post more next week.

posted Jan 5th, 2010 12:44 pm



Lycitlikdis

I ordered my cookies saturday, I plan to start the following day they get here. I'll keep you guys posted

posted Jan 5th, 2010 12:45 am



 

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