When a random person hears the term “cookie diet” he/she will be instantly embrace a note of skepticism. This happens because when you say “cookie” most persons will think about a sweet, delicious snack, which couldn’t possibly be part of a diet.
Even if the Dr. Siegels cookies are not following the deliciousness pattern, they are more than pleasant for your taste buds and the most important thing, they will help you control your weight. As the producer states, the cookies are neither magical nor extremely delicious, even if they taste good. Why’s that? Because everything that’s delicious will make you fat.
What are Dr. Siegels cookies?
This cookie diet was invented in 1975 by Dr. Siegels himself. Apparently, he runs the one and only medical practice in which these cookies are being made. Some voices are saying that Dr. Siegels is the only owner of the secret recipe and he bakes every stack of cookies himself, in his own bakery.
Even though we don’t know the exact recipe (because it’s secret), we know that these cookies contain some special proteins with some very interesting properties. The most notable one, is the appetite curbing effect. This was from start, a very revolutionary approach of all existing diets, mostly because it “treats” the hunger causes and it helps you loosing weight in the same time. More than that, a regular diet bases on abstinence, but not this one. Dr. Siegels diet encourages you to eat the cookies whenever you’re hungry.
Of course, some restrictions apply but with the help of the cookies, you will keep your hunger at a tolerable level and you’ll be able to get comfortably through the day, with a decent calorie intake.
More things about Dr. Siegal’s cookie diet
The full diet consists into a dinner of lean proteins, taken from some light type of meat like chicken, turkey, seafood with one cup of vegetables near. Through the day, you can eat a maximum of 6 Dr. Siegal’s special cookies. There is no certain time in which they have to be eaten and you can consume them whenever you feel hungry. The only condition is that you won’t exceed the 6 cookies limit. With this diet, the user will be able to take all its necessarily nutrients and vitamins, while maintaining its calories limit to a minimum and the cookies will remove the hunger sensation. However, you should remember that this diet consists in only “real” meal for the entire day, the rest is just cookies.
Dr. Siegel’s diet received many negative reviews, from critics who considered that this diet is too low on calories and nutrients to be considered healthy. For example, the 1 cup of vegetables is way bellow the minimum recommended dose. Many critics agree that the 800 calories a day ensured by this diet will have a positive impact over the weight loss. However, the cookies are not nutrient sufficient and the dieter might experience some serious losses of energy during the day.
The diet is an effective method to loose weight but it’s considered by many, too drastic and it cannot be maintained for too long. Even the creator of the diet agrees on one aspect and states that the diet should not be followed for more than 2 weeks and that you shouldn’t expect miracles from it.