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Look Inside Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Bakery
Dr. Siegal takes us inside his Florida bakery to talk cookies.
Dr. Siegal invited us inside his Florida bakery on a recent morning to give us an insider's look at where all of the Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet magic goes down. It's been more than 30 years since he started making this weight loss product that, contrary to many critics, he says is not a fad.
"It does sound like a fad, but it's been around for 35 years," argues Dr. Siegal. "It's been used in medical practices with more than 500,000 patients and hundreds of doctors use our product across the states."
The cookies act as meal replacers, keeping you full throughout the day by eating six cookies instead of regular meals. (That's nine cookies on the new Dr. Siegal's 10X plan.) Then, you'll finish the day with a single healthy, balanced meal. Struggling for ideas on what to prepare? You'll have to check out The Cookie Doctor Cookbook, full of simple-to-prepare recipes with healthful, nutritious ingredients. The good doc won't name a favorite though, saying each one is a favorite because they worked so hard on creating the recipes.
This diet has users consuming 1000-1200 calories each day, the lowest amount most dietitians would recommend.
Unlike most pre-packaged, processed foods, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet cookies are surprisingly low in sodium, only about 200mg/serving. And while they use natural ingredients, all of which you could pronounce or recognize on the label, we did raise some concerns about how the cookies are made. With the first ingredient being sugar, and less than a gram of fiber in each cookie, we wondered how exactly these keep people feeling satiated and satisfied. Dr. Siegal said it's not the fiber that keeps you full but instead a "particular mix of proteins in the cookie." They worked to put the ingredients that suppress hunger in to the cookie.
At 80-years old, most people are enjoying their retirement and the only cookies they bake tend to be with their grandchildren. But Dr. Siegal is a regular presence in his bakery and practice. "It's fun! I really enjoy doing it," he tells us about what keeps him going. He says he is still very involved with quality control, supervising the bakery, and enjoys hearing success stories of his customers.
WIN DR. SIEGAL'S COOKIES!
We're giving away a week's supply of the original Dr. Seigal's Cookies, a package of the new 10X, and a copy of The Cookie Doctor Cookbook.
Just post a comment here telling us how you've made over your favorite cookie recipe. Will draw one winner July 22, 2011 and contact via the email used in the comment form.Flag this Video