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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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terri

It definitely works. The oatmeal raisin tastes the best. I find it much easier putting them in the toaster and eating them with water or diet soda.

posted Feb 18th, 2009 10:33 pm


lksitt65

The cookies tasted like cardboard. I ate the cookies for 2 days and they ended up making me very sick. The company has a no refund policy so now I am stuck with 130.00 worth of cookies that I can't use.

posted Feb 16th, 2009 12:08 pm


Sam

Tasted realy bad, its cheaper but I coudnt eat them.

posted Jan 28th, 2009 10:54 pm


Lori

Oatmeal Raisin seems to be my preference...warmed up and sipped with water while eating it...amazingly enough it does fill you up...in the afternoon I need two - which correlates with when I used to find myself pigging out. All in all I am pleased w/ the diet...I thought the cookies would be horrible and I'd be starving but I'm really not. I'm a pretty busy person so it works well, I struggle more on the weekends cause I'm at home and don't have much to do....but I really do like this diet...this is my first week and I've lost 4 lbs in 5 days...

posted Jan 26th, 2009 6:12 pm


Jennifer

These cookies really do curb your hunger!

posted Jan 24th, 2009 2:21 pm


Chris

I have been on the cookie diet for 13 weeks and have went from 206 to 160. I could not be happier with the results. It is a simple diet to follow, but not "easy".

posted Jan 21st, 2009 5:39 pm


Jennifer

Dr. Seigal's cookie diet is a great way to lose weight! You will not be hungry throughout the day! The cookies are not like tollhouse, but they are not bad! If you need a structured diet that takes the confusion of "counting calories" than this is the diet for you. Just remember that after you lose the weight, you will have to count calories and eat sensibly or you will regain the weight. Best of Luck!

posted Jan 18th, 2009 4:51 pm


gettinslim

I didn't like Dr. Siegal's cookies at all. I then tried SMART FOR LIFE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT'S and they were so much better. They were moister and filled me up more. The cookies have helped me loose 52lbs to date and I only have 23 more to go. lots of flavors of cookies, soups, muffins and snack chips. The clinic staff was unbelivable in the support that they gave me. give it a try.

posted Jan 8th, 2009 9:31 am


Roxymaya

I found that making my own cookies works a lot better (much cheaper too!) You can get low-fat recipes of the net or try a book called ONE SMART COOKIE full of recipes...At least when I make my own, I know what's in them and I can tweek the recipes to my tastes.Much better, no big money to spend, no cookies sitting in a warehouse!

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 1:39 pm


Annie

The cookie gave me more hunger. They did supress my hunger at all. Try the raw diet and feel much better lost 5 pounds

posted Dec 31st, 2008 3:07 am


Hungry Hippo

I was on seigals cookie diet and i cant even being to tell you howmany preservatives and additives are in his how can they be good for you?

Honestly i found cookies that are good for you! If you are wanting to lose weight fast and organically smart for lifes cookies are the way to go. There cookies are all organic and taste way better than these things.

posted Dec 19th, 2008 3:04 pm


robin

Are you guys kidding? I saw the cookies at a local smoothie place. Seemed like a great idea. These cookies are awful and we are supposed to eat these how many times a day????????

posted Dec 19th, 2008 3:03 pm


fiona

I am on day 6 of the cookie diet and have lost just over 6 pounds!!! I'm very happy with that result. I do find it quite hard but the one meal a day is something to look forward too. Also, I broke down today after buying my kids KFC and I ate one peice of chicken and not all the skin and one small colslaw and that was enough food. Hence, I think the diet is shrinking my stomach? Or mabey it's just the side eefect of the cookies. Usually I would eat two pieces of KFC chiken and mashed potatoes and caoleslaw - today I neede a much smaller portion so it's really helping with portion clontrol.

posted Nov 26th, 2008 2:30 pm


sammy

I tried it , its tested very bad , I spit it out.

Smart For life cookies where better.

posted Nov 19th, 2008 2:57 pm


Not too sure..

Is the reason why this works because the cookies make you feel sick to your stomach so you don't feel like eating? It's my second day and although I am not hungry I feel like gagging...

posted Nov 11th, 2008 1:45 pm


Nanabanana

I ate cookies 20 years ago and lost 208 lbs in 10 months. Not the healthiest rate, but weighing nearly 400 lbs is not too healthy either. The fast losses are what kept me going. 20 years later I am on my 3rd day of the cookie diet. I have gained back 150lbs and desperate again. Sure wished I'd learned how to eat like a "normal" person. I'm not looking forward to loosing my hair and not having dairy or fruit or a slice of bread for the next several months.

posted Nov 8th, 2008 5:50 pm


Megan

Do your homework, Only the franchises are filing for "reorganization" Even if the entire company filed for reorganization what does it matter buy your cookies and loose the weight befre they go out of business.

posted Nov 3rd, 2008 4:53 pm


Carol

Tried a cookie diet before, didn't work for me. But I think whatever works for anybody, makes them healthier and feel better - go for it. Atkins works for me - size 16 to size 7 - off 3 yrs...feels great! Whatever you do, just make it a life/lifestyle change, not a "diet" or the pounds will definitely come back. Good luck whatever you do!!!

posted Oct 30th, 2008 6:19 pm


Janna

If SFL is SO much better, how come they're in chapter 11?

posted Oct 30th, 2008 5:00 pm


dietdiva08

sarahl....there is no difference between the seigal or hollywood diet, they are both cookies, loaded with preservatives and sitting in a warehouse, ready to be sent to you. Do yourself a favor and get into a Smart For Life center if you really want to lose the weight, keep it off and MOST IMPORTANT... eat products that are organic and natural!!! I started with Seigal many years ago, didn't work and thank goodness found SFL. There products are edible and the program has worked. Keeping the weight off for 3 years now!!!

posted Oct 27th, 2008 2:53 pm



 

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