Cookie Diets are just what it sounds like – you eat cookies all day! But don’t get too excited, you won’t eat Oreos or Chips Ahoy on this diet. You’ll eat six special cookies throughout the day, and have one dinner that includes 6 ounces of lean meat and a cup of vegetables. The total for the day? 800 calories.
The Seigal Cookie Diet was created by Dr. Sanford Siegal, owner of several weight loss clinics. The special cookies are high in protein and promise to reduce hunger. It’s hard to imagine that 6 cookies and one meal could fill you up all day, and be able to stick to it very long. If you think this is the diet for you, you’ll need to go to one of the clinics that offer the plan to purchase the cookies and program. Visit Dr. Siegal’s website for locations and phone numbers.
There are several similar companies that offer similar cookie diets, all with clinics and white coats. All are similar in plan and promise, and very low in calories. You’ll likely be charged a high signup fee of around $295, a monthly fee of around $125, and then you pay for the cookies which average $7 per day. Don’t be taken in by claims that one cookie based diet is better or smarter than another. The basics behind the diet are the same as with other very low calorie diet plans such as Optifast and Medifast. The weight drops off quickly because you are practically starving your body of calories. Most people that lose weight on this type of diet plan will regain the weight quickly after they attempt to make the transition back to solid foods.
This is not a diet plan we would recommend. If you seriously consider this type of diet, we recommend you ask your personal physician about it first.