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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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Bridget Lovell

I heard a lot of good things about this diet, and really wanted to try it. I ordered the coconut and oatmeal cookies, one box each, and found the taste to be so bad that I cannot even eat them. They have a terrible aftertaste, and I could not even finish a cookie. I really wanted to do this diet, but they taste horrific. It was suggested that I drink a glass of water after eating the cookie, but I found I had to drink a glass of water just to get the cookie down. I would like to get a refund.

posted Jan 4th, 2010 9:01 pm



Andy K

I am starting the cookie diet on Monday. I am 5'3 and 178lbs. I would like to weigh around 130, so I need to lose about 50lbs. Wish me luck, I will post me results.

posted Jan 2nd, 2010 10:12 pm


cupcake

I started the coookies on Dec 28th they are not so tastey but what can i say i want to loose the weight i lost 3lbs and i am a excerise freek ,my goal is to loose 20lbs i am 5ft 6ins at 176lbs

posted Dec 30th, 2009 2:04 pm


Jen

I have only been on the diet for a few days, but I've already lost a few pounds and I think I can stick with it. I like the way the cookies taste. If they were any tastier, I think I'd just want to eat more of them or just more cookies period.

Also, I've been eating a high fiber 300 calorie breakfast and a healthy 400 calorie dinner. Then I eat cookies, cut veggies and lot's of tea in between. This has really helped me, because my breakfast allows me to go 4 hours before I'm hungry. And I really don't need a big dinner because I eat late.

My plan is to keep this up until I lost 11lbs and then I'll substitute a small healthy meal for 2 of the cookies, then for 4 of the cookies... until I've weaned myself off of them. And all the while I'm working out with weights every other day.

My favorite part of this diet is that since I'm so busy with my kids I can eat on the run, rather than becoming so famished that I eat the whole house when I get home.

posted Dec 28th, 2009 3:03 pm


Adorah

it works!!!!! i lost 16lbs in less than 3 weeks. i'm now 156 and have about 28lbs more to go.

posted Dec 17th, 2009 3:55 pm


NhMajik

KD....I too have been tweeking the cookiet diet the last month and having 1 or 2 cookies and the rest food up to 1000 calories. I've been choosing more vegetables, lean meats and fish, some fruit, nuts and grains....trying to keep it a well balanced diet. Trying to stay away from processed foods.....still taking my daily vitamins and 30 min to 1 hour of exercise a day (started the exercise about 2 weeks ago). My cravings for sweets have gone way down. Today is day 56 and I have lost 27 lbs after the first month I've been losing at a rate or 1 to 2 lbs. a week. . I am grateful I found Dr. Seigal's Cookie Diet....it really has been a great way to jump start my diet. I understand I won't be able to live on Dr. Seigals cookies......that is why I incorporated healthy food because once you lose weight the important part is keeping it off so you must have a plan and it needs to be something you can realistically do each day. Good luck to everyone!!!

posted Dec 17th, 2009 6:29 am


kd

I posted about a month ago that I was on Day 2 and felt pretty good. It's been a little over a month now and I've lost 16 lbs. If you can make it through the first week, it really gets pretty easy. This month I'm substituting small meals for some of the cookies in order to make the cookies last longer, since they're quite expensive. This will help when I reach goal and start eating regular food. So far so good... lost 2 lbs this week.

posted Dec 14th, 2009 2:36 pm


Chosen1

I lost 32 lbs..

posted Dec 7th, 2009 6:58 pm


Megan

I posted about how horrible the oatmeal cookies are a few days ago. I have since been heating them up, which does make them easier to eat, but they are still quite far from good..............Today was my first weigh in, and I've lost 5 lbs. I'm very happy with the effort required and the results so far. I hope to see more results next week!

posted Dec 5th, 2009 1:53 am


tt

i went on this diet for a month and a half and only lost 10 pounds. the last two weeks while on the diet, i didn't lose anything. i know it's not a healthy diet so since then, i've started having 3 small meals a day all totaling 1000cal. if i feel hungry in between, i have a cookie.

I've actually started losing again after modifying the diet. i have lost 3 pounds in 3 days. also, i now have regular bowel movement which i didn't have while eating the cookies and just one meal.

posted Dec 4th, 2009 5:38 pm


tt

i went on this diet for a month and a half and only lost 10 pounds. the last two weeks while on the diet, i didn't lose anything. i know it's not a healthy diet so since then, i've started having 3 small meals a day all totaling 1000cal. if i feel hungry in between, i have a cookie.



I've actually started losing again after modifying the diet. i have lost 3 pounds in 3 days. also, i now have regular bowel movement which i didn't have while eating the cookies and just one meal.

posted Dec 4th, 2009 5:37 pm


Donna

I was on this diet last year and lost 74lbs in 3 months. I did exercize with it also. Within those 3 months I broke 4 teeth (root canal's) and started to loose my hair. My Dr. told me to get off of the diet. A year later, I have gained back 50lbs but at least my hair is growing back.

posted Dec 3rd, 2009 5:34 am


Diane

I started the diet the day after Thanksgiving and after 7 days have lost 7 pounds. I am adding light exercise, walking briskly. I drink lots of water, and try to have around 300 to 500 calories in the evening depending on how hungry I am. I am really surpised at the results. I like the choc cookies warmed and are really good. I have tried everything from Weight Watchers, etc., and nothing seems to work, but this does. I am 5ft 4 inches and weighed 172 when i started, and would like to get down to 145 to see how I feel. We all like to see results and with this you will get it! It will be interesting to see the results in two months! I understand what readers are saying, but this is working for me!

posted Dec 2nd, 2009 5:49 pm


Megan

Today is my 3rd day on the diet, and so far, it's been pretty easy. On Sunday and Monday, I ate the chocolate cookies, but today I had the oatmeal raisin ones. I had to choke the oatmeal raisin ones down. They are absolutely horrid. However, I will continue with this diet because it is so easy and the chocolate cookies are quite pleasant. Next month, when i order another box, I'll try to get an all-chocolate box....

posted Dec 1st, 2009 11:14 pm



Mark Whitton

I lost 5 lb in 3 days combining this diet with exercise. Yes, its not completely healthy. Yes, its a bit of a fad. But I am losing weight, and that is what I wanted, so count me as a fan.

posted Nov 18th, 2009 2:30 pm


Nikki

I've modified the cookie diet and its working for me. I think the ultimate goal is to eat 1000 calories (since each cookie is 90 calories and you get a 500 calorie dinner) So, I eat about 2-3 cookies a day which allows me to each a small lunch (usually a frozen weight watchers meal 280 claories) and then a light dinner as well. I still say under 1000 calories. The cookies don't taste that well, but I was surprised to find that they taste A LOT better when heated. My method seems to be working and I am losing weight. My modified plan is more about portion control. I'm still eating and still losing weight.

posted Nov 17th, 2009 4:31 pm


danieladeas

The diet is great i have been on it for two and a half weeks and i already lost 7 to 7.5 pounds. Its unbelievable!!!!! This deit is good because it helps you eat smaller portions of food, and alson people started notcing the pounds that i have cut without me telling them i am on a diet. I strongly recommend the diet!!! I have tried chocolate (taste like a brownie, very good) and oatmeal (doest taste all that great to me), so farr.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 8:07 pm


kd

The cookies aren't delicious but they aren't supposed to be "treats". They are nutrition to replace breakfast and lunch, with a good balance of fat, carbs, protein, and fiber. We need to retrain ourselves to eat for nutrition - not pleasure - anyway. They do the job. I'm on Day 2 and feel good, not sluggish. Make sure you carefully plan your dinners to include all your nutrients. Drink lots of water and take your vitamins.

posted Nov 10th, 2009 1:42 pm


Cookiedieter

The cookie diet is definitly working for me. But it is a bit expensive. The trade off is that it is so easy. No packing diet lunches for work. Just grab a bag of cookies and go. They really do keep you from being hungry during the day. And I feel good. I am surprised at my energy level. If anyone needs a $10 off coupon for Siegal's website just let me know and I can get one emailed to you.

posted Nov 7th, 2009 9:26 am


Anonymous

Hi guys! I started this diet on October 29th, and it's been exactly 7 days and i've lost 5lbs so far. This diet is incredibly easy to follow. The first 2 days were a bit tough but after that...smooth sailing and not hungry at all. Last two days i haven't even had to eat all 6 cookies. For dinner i am eating a piece of chicken or fish with a small side salad (balsamic dressing only no oil) and one or two types of steamed veggies (raw or cooked). I've ordered the oatmeal raisin, chocolate, banana and blueberry flavors and i like them all except the oatmeal raisin (which actually seems to be one of the most popular)...i have to say the chocolate and blueberry are my fave. I do have one word of advice if you are about to start this diet ....PLEASE DRINK ALL YOUR WATER....if you really do drink a full glass of water with each cookie it will do its job and really fill you but if you skip the water you will get hungry sooner. I also have to say that i have mild acid reflux and its 100% disappeared on this diet...i've also had perfect digestion and zero issues to report. For those of you who are skeptical of this diet. don't be - it works! As with any diet though..once you finish..if you go back to your old eating habits you will gain it back..its all about portion control. Good luck!

posted Nov 6th, 2009 1:48 am



 

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