Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet: A Dessert to Diet for!
Love my sweets! And I am weak, weak, weak! I admit it! And the idea of eating cookies and losing weight is very enticing to say the least. With this in mind I am trying Dr. Sanford Siegal's COOKIE DIET™ (they are not your ordinary cookie). And, in the spirit of Jim Henson's Cookie Monster, "Me Need Cookie!"
To give a little background, these cookies were created in 1975 in Dr. Siegel's kitchen when he introduced them to his diet patients to help curb their hunger cravings. According to Seigel, the cookies work because they suppress hunger longer than most diet foods. And, he states, "It's no secret that to burn fat, you have to eat less calories than your body requires, and that is hard to do when you're hungry." Which is precisely what his cookies are for -- they suppress hunger and you can just them in conjunction with other diets.
The cookies are FDA approved and come in chocolate, oatmeal raisin, blueberry, coconut and banana. They contain amino acids and proteins. The consistency is light and spongy (like a muffin or fruit bread). They can be eaten cold or heated in a microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. and here is the best part ... you can eat six cookies per day when hungry. Dinner is the one meal allowed on the cookie diet and you should eat a lighter meat dish with veggies.
According to Siegel (and I agree) most diets don't work because if you are hungry you are hungry and Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET™ more than 500,000 people have lost weight eating cookies.. Hope I can make it 500,001! So, I'll keep you posted : )