If you could eat a cookie 2 times a day, eat a moderate dinner, and lose weight… would you do it??? Here’s some info on the cookie diet to get you up to speed.
Half a million patients and five cookie flavors later, Siegal has come to be known as the Cookie Doctor. “I’m not sure I ever really liked it, but that’s what they called me,” says the 79-year-old doctor, sitting in his Kendall office, his white hair neatly combed, his stethoscope resting on his desk. By 2002, he’d opened three medical centers in South Florida, where he would give his patients thorough physical exams and electrocardiograms, then prescribe his special diet. The diet requires eating six of his specially formulated cookies a day, plus a 300-calorie dinner, for a grand total of 800. People who stick to the diet, Siegal says, drop 12 to 15 pounds the first month.
Siegal’s recipe— referred to in press releases as a “proprietary combination of grains and other natural ingredients” or “a hunger-controlling amino acid protein formula” — is so secret, he says, that even his son Matthew, who serves as president and CEO of his company, does not know the formula. It’s locked up in a safe deposit box that his son will have access to only after Dr. Siegal’s death (source).
If you could eat 2 cookies a day, feel full and have a sensible dinner … would you??? I guess what you should really be asking yourself is .. “what is this diet or cookie doing for me that I can’t?” If you dissect this diet, you will see that it has a lot in common with most diets. Here’s the break down….
- Increased Fiber. Fiber makes you feel full and rids your body of toxins. However, with the right information you can add this to your diet just by eating better.
- Decreased Calories. These 2 cookies a day can’t contain that many calories. Anyone can decrease their calories with the right tools and some self control.
- Shrink Your Stomach. As with many calorie restricting diets; they shrink your stomach to make you feel fuller (over time0. You can do this by shrinking the size of your meals and eating more frequently.
I guess the moral of this story is; this diet is doing things that people should be able to do on their own. However, if you aren’t willing to work at it or think about it much, then this diet might actually be a ” no brainer.” Don’t forget that when on calorie restricting diets… you may feel tired and sluggish. This doesn’t leave much energy for working out and fighting off fat.