Cookie diet: Savour this weight loss program

Updated at: Jan 16, 2013
Cookie diet: Savour this weight loss program
Dr Poonam Sachdev
Exercise & FitnessWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: Jan 30, 2012

Cookies for weight lossThe Cookie Diet: What It Is


What is main reason for people fall off their diets? Feeling hungry and love for sweets---are the most common reason for people to fall off their diets. But –if eating cookies and not being hungry was offered to you ---would you love it. In the Cookie Diet cookies are used to tempt a person into an easy weight loss program.


But remember that these are not the regular cookies you love to eat. These cookies are meant to be meal replacements. They have fiber, protein, and other ingredients that are healthy and that make you feel full. In addition they are not as sweet as the regular cookies you eat. It is well known that amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and fiber can suppress hunger.


The popular cookie diet plans include--- the Hollywood Cookie Diet, the Smart for Life diet, and Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet. The concept of cookie diet was started by Dr Sanford Siegal in 1975 to help his patients lose weight. It is always preferable to start cookie diets under medical supervision although some people may start on their own with some online guidance.


The Cookie Diet: How it Works


In cookie diet, you eat--- cookies (flavor as you like) the whole day and dinner. The diet strategy has helped several patients lose weight. As the cookies have amino acids that are considered to suppress hunger, fiber, and other ingredients which slowly digestion it helps to keep you feeling full through out the day. And the best part is eating 4-6 of the cookies a day will give about only 500 calories.


But it is important to keep the dinner light and simple. The calorie content of your dinner may range from a low of 300 to a high of about 1,000 calories. This would make the total calorie intake per day of 800-1,500 calories.


If you eat just 800-calorie per day you are sure to lose weight. However this kind of low calorie diet should be practiced under the guidance of a physician. Very low-calorie diets (less than 1,200 per day), are likely to be deficient in minerals and vitamins. You will need daily multivitamin and mineral supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps. Any person of an 800-calorie diet daily will definitely lose weight and the best parties you do not feel hungry.


The first two weeks of cookie diet are the hardest but slowly if you stick to the diet plan you will get used to it. The diet does not leave you without energy after the initial part. You will feel great and can be physically active while eating cookies daily for breakfast and lunch."


The Cookie Diet: What You Can Eat


During the cookie diet you will eat the cookies for breakfast, and lunch. You may eat snacks in between ranging from 90-150 calories each. Several flavors of cookies are available--- chocolate, banana, blueberry, oatmeal, and coconut. The cookies don’t need to be refrigerated and can be easily taken anywhere with you.


You can have one meal for dinner. It should be light and simple, (which gives you about 300 calories). Include 4-6 ounces of lean protein, steamed veggies or raw veggies for dinner. You can drink eight glasses of no-calorie coffee, tea, water, or other beverages daily. Alcohol, sweets, fruits, dairy, or other foods are to be avoided.


So you get about 500 calories from cookies each day and 300 calories from diner. Remember to make your dinner light and with "sensible foods."


The Cookie Diet: What the Experts Say


According to the American Dietetic Association Cookie Diet can be an effective option for some people to lose weight.


But it is important to make wise food choices for dinner while on the Cookie Diet. Experts recommend that include protein, fruits, veget...


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