The Cookie Diet: Have You Tried It?

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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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Cafe... Cafe Jenn

I've heard of the cookie diet but I'm not sure that I would ever try it. 


I'm interested in knowing if anyone else has tried it or will try it.

Agent... AgentBrez

i dont like these gimicy type of diets. thats all they are, diets, not a lifestyle change. you cant live the rest of your life eating glorified cookies for 2 meals a day. i follow WW and think it is the best out there b/c it truly is a lifestyle change, not a diet.

DalenaK DalenaK

I have actually lost 35 lbs. with cookie diet after having my son.  I needed something that was easy to follow and easy to do.  It took me 4 months to lose, but have kept it off.  Also learned to eat better and smaller quantities as my stomach got used to eating smaller quantities of food, 5 to 6 times per day vs. sitting and having a huge meal. One of the hardest things for me when I was done losing my weight was to figure out why I ever over-ate in the first place.  I had to determine whether it was boredom, stress, low self-esteem, etc... My weight loss coach at the Smart for Life Cookie Diet was able to help me figure this out and I have kept my weight off for two years now.

teppy teppy

I love it. Thanks for sharing this. Oatmeal cookie is a good alternative. And the taste, yum! btw, check this out, wax candles.

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