The wildly popular Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet recently released a new variation on their classic weight loss program, featuring newly formulated cookies. The Dr. Siegal’s Plan 10X consists of smaller, better tasting cookies that are intended to be eaten more frequently throughout the day.
The classic Dr. Siegal’s cookie diet, which is also still available, is centered around 90-calorie cookies that are eaten six times per day, whenever you are hungry. The New Plan 10X cookies are 60 calories, and one or two should be eaten every two hours, up to 9 cookies per day. On both plans, you will eat a 700 to 500 calorie dinner every day, which should be as healthy and nutritionally balanced as possible.
Dr. Siegal believes strongly that three meals per day makes dieting almost impossible, because the extreme feelings of hunger that usually accompany calorie restriction often lead people to binge. “My goal with the original Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, which has worked very well for hundreds of thousands of people since 1975, was to knock out hunger as soon as it occurred, using relatively few calories to do it,” he said in a press release. “But now, with Plan 10X, the new Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet eating plan, I don’t wait for hunger to strike.”
The new cookies not only represent a different portion, but they have also been formulated to taste better. All of Dr. Siegal’s cookies are high in fiber and protein, which promotes the feeling of satiation. The new cookies are also kosher and vegetarian, and are currently available in Maple Granola, Chocolate Brownie and Cinnamon Oatmeal flavors. Although the recipe for the cookies is proprietary, it conforms with the the USDA Dietary Guidelines that recommend eating a diet that’s 10 to 15 percent protein, 45 to 65 percent carbohydrate and 20 to 35 percent fat. However, some people will find it difficult to maintain weight loss after they stop using the Dr. Siegal’s cookies as meal replacements, a common problem with all meal-replacement diets.