The Cookie Diet: Have You Tried It?

cookiesThe Cookie Diet is once again getting attention as a popular way to lose weight. This morning on the Today show, Josie Raper was inducted into Joy Bauer's Joy Fit Club after losing 119 pounds on Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet. Not only that, The Wall Street Journal did a taste test comparison of the three major diet cookies on the market. (You didn't think you could just eat regular old cookies, did you?) Wait until you hear how the diet works...


Instead of breakfast and lunch, dieters eat prepackaged diet cookies that are more like a meal replacement bar than a cookie and are fortified with things like fiber, glycerine, and protein). Then, dieters eat a dinner of lean protein and vegetables for 800 to 1,200 calories per day.

Huh? Does this really work?

Lots of people—including Josie Raper—say they have lost weight on the Cookie Diet, but some nutritionists are skeptical as to how healthy and well-balanced this diet really is for people.

The three major diet cookies on the market are: Hollywood Diet, Smart for Life, and Dr. Siegal's. And, according to the WSJ, the Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hollywood Diet are the best-tasting of the bunch.

What do you think about all of this? I'd love to hear from anyone who's considered trying the Cookie Diet. Why or why not did you decide to do it?

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