Dr Siegal's Cookie Diet Ingredients?

Over the past 30 years, many thousands of people have looked to Dr. Sanford Siegal and his Cookie Diet for another of many methods to lose weight without caving into cravings or hunger pangs. Why is this diet so special?
Is it because it lets you eat stuff that makes you fat? What are the ingredients of Dr Siegal's Diet?

According to the Florida Department of Health, Siegal is licensed in Florida as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine so he must know about this.

asked by Flor in Cooking & Recipes | 3869 views | 10-16-2009 at 02:41 PM

What is Dr’s Siegal’s Cookie Diet?

The official cookie diet web site states that the diet was created in 1975. The diet was created by Dr Sanford Siegal to help people control their hunger and stick to their diets. The web site claims that “to this day, Dr Siegal mixes every batch of his secret amino acid protein blend with his own hands in his private bakery”.

The ingredients: The diet recommends that a person eat six special cookies (which help control hunger) during the day. Then a person is to eat a reasonable dinner in the evening. This allows the a person to consume only around 1,000 calories a day. The web site does recommend checking with your doctor prior to following the diet to check to see if it is safe for you follow. The diet claims that by following this plan a person can lose an average of ten pounds per month.

How Does the Cookie Diet Work?

Siegal's plan is actually a very low-calorie diet, in which six of the special Siegal cookies are eaten when hungry during the day, along with eight glasses of liquid, and only one meal is eaten, dinner, consisting of 6 ounces of lean protein (chicken, turkey, fish or seafood only), plus one cup of vegetables.

The total calorie count of the diet comes out to approximately 800 calories per day, and total carbohydrate intake is about 70 grams per day, making Siegal's ingredients an extremely low-calorie, low carbohydrate diet.

What is not as frequently mentioned is that reportedly, as many as 60 percent of patients on the Cookie Diet are also prescribed appetite suppressant drugs, and another 25 percent are prescribed thyroid hormones.

The cookies, which Siegal claims have amino acids with appetite suppressant properties, are available in chocolate, raisin or coconut flavors, but even Siegal admits that they don't taste very good. Don't look for them on your local store shelves anytime soon, however. Siegal's cookies are available only to patients at his weight loss clinics (five are in Florida, and one is in Montreal), as part of his estimated $400 a month weight loss treatment program.

answered by Hanson | 10-16-2009 at 02:44 PM

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