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Hollywood Cookie Diet

Hollywood Cookie Diet

Mandy Moore and Kelly Clarkson claim to lose weight with cookies.

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The Hollywood Cookie Diet is easy. Simply eat four cookies a day, which replaces your breakfast and lunch, then eat a healthy dinner. So, eat a cookie for breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch and mid-afternoon snack. Each cookie is individually wrapped so you can eat on the go.

The Hollywood Cookie Diet claims that it works because it is based on caloric restriction. This is understandable since you are replacing meals with cookies. But the idea of replacing nearly all of your daily caloric intake with cookies seems to be a recipe only good for short term results.

So what's with the Hollywood part? Reportedly, Kelly Clarkson has used the Hollywood Cookie Diet to slim down, and Mandy Moore has been quoted as saying "I love life, and I love my cookies!"

The cookies come in several flavors: Chocolate Chip, Lemon, Oatmeal Raisin, or a variety pack that includes all three.

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  • Cookies have a "treat" feel to them
  • Not a long-term solution
  • Extremely low in calories
  • Not appropriate for those with certain food allergies
  • No exercise support
  • Expensive
  • Contains artificial ingredients

Each cookie is 150 calories, with 4 grams of fiber and only 8 grams of sugar, and contains enriched wheat flour, rolled oats, vegetable margarine, Hollywood Premier Protein Blend, crystalline fructose, sugar, raisins, maltitol syrup, polydextrose, vegetable glycerine, egg whites, powdered cellulose, calcium carbonate, spices, mono- and diglycerides, natural flavors, baking soda, cream of tartar, soy lecithin, and Sucralose.

The Hollywood Cookie Diet recommends that you eat four cookies a day followed by a healthy dinner in the evening.

Based on the recommended four cookies per day (approximately 600 calories) and a light sensible dinner (approximately 800 calories), your daily calorie allottment is between 1,200 and 1,400 depending upon the size of your dinner.

While the diet is centered around the cookies, the website has created a list of foods, including breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners that are Hollywood Cookie Diet-approved.

A few sample recipes are:

  • Tuna Fish and Cannellini Bean Salad
  • Lemony Lentil Soup
  • Zucchini Fennel Apple and Asparagus Salad
  • Pasta with Easy Tomato Sauce
  • Lowfat Scrambled Eggs
  • Roasted Herb Chicken
  • Asian Grilled Salmon
  • Baja Grilled Fish Tacos
  • Spicy Eggplant Salad
  • Feta and Herb Lentil Salad
  • Alexander's Pumpkin Pie

You are strongly encouraged to increase the amount of exercise you do when following the Hollywood Cookie Diet. No specific fitness guidelines are given.


There is no magic formula to why the Hollywood Cookie Diet would work for you. Calorie deficit works, but the idea of eating cookies, even more nutritious ones, as a meal replacement for any given amount of time is simply unrealistic. It's also expensive. The only conceivable approach would be to do it for 3-4 weeks to jump start your weight loss. Then you have to move on to a more sensible eating schedule and learn how to eat portion- and calorie-controlled meals on your own.

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This is a great diet for fast results and short term of course. Yet, sometimes that is what we need, just a break from eating so much, it is sort of a cleanse in that way... and learning to not feel "stuffed" just "full." I like it! I bought the cookies at Costco (cheapest way to go) a few days ago. I have lost a few pounds already and that is with eating a big dinner with wine! In the past I have done nutrisystem, L.A. wieghtloss, fit for life, and many more... the hollywood cookie diet is by far the easiest, most afordable with fastest results. Of course with any diet, the wieght goes back on if you go back to eating too much or not exercising. They do taste good, they totally fill me up too! I have not been constipated which usually happens when dieting. I am happy with this program. I will do it for a few weeks and let you all know how it goes!

posted Jul 8th, 2010 1:01 pm


I'm going to try this brand of cookies. I've tried the Dr. Siegal's and R and D. I'm just looking for something that is tasty and works. I heard that these were pretty good. Diet cookies are expensive considering the cost of making a cookie, but I eat out way too much and spend a lot of money on lunch. So, this is actually a cheaper alternative to lunch, and it'll help me lose weight. Sounds good to me. I'll let you know what I think.

posted Jun 30th, 2010 10:18 pm


I've only been on this diet for a couple of days. i workout regularly and am a cyclist. On four cookies a day, I was constantly hungry to the point where my stomach was growling. The diet allows for too few calories during the day and the larger intake at the end of the day. I feel like it is better to have more balanced meals at 3 to 4 hundred calories four times a day filling up on fruits and veggies.

posted Jun 29th, 2010 3:08 pm



I like the cookies, they actually test good, I have been on it for a week and have lost 8 lbs (with everyday 1.5 hrs work out) ,... for sure this is not a long term diet, but it will jump start and motivate you to keep eating less and work out regularly. I highly recommend this for people who like to see result faster.

posted May 26th, 2010 2:21 pm



I recommend the R&D Diet Cookie! I promised that if I was impressed with their cookie diet I would spread the word and here I am!!! They taste better. They look better. They work better. They cost SOOOOOO much less! And if you buy 2 weeks worth you end up only paying about $5 in shipping. They also have a fast turn-around. I consider them a kind of "generic cookie diet".

posted Apr 29th, 2010 12:20 pm



I bought the Hollywood cookie diet at Walgreen's because it was on sale for 9 dollars .
Not bad a all for taste and they are filling .
I eat them every 2 hours and have a seafood salad for dinner .

I will buy this again as they come with a booklet with come coupons in it .

So every time I buy them at Walgreen's it will cost me 8 dollars because I think Walgreen's is keeping them on sale witch is a good thing .

posted Apr 25th, 2010 11:25 am


*Helga I don't understand how being on this diet could lead you to believe that you could eat any cookie you want. You then didn't gain 12 lbs ON this diet. I mean after three weeks let alone months you should've known you weren't doing something right. It's not the plan; you're an idiot.

posted Apr 13th, 2010 1:10 pm



I use this diet for two weeks before hand whenever I go on vacation and have always gotten results. I use them to lose 5-10 vanity pounds, but always gain them right back after my vacation. Which is fine because I got my short term fix!!!!

posted Apr 7th, 2010 2:23 pm



I have been on this diet for only 3 days and have not felt hungry one time. I like it and am going to keep at it until I lose 30 pounds.

I bought mine from Costco, and I bought the 2 month supply for $200. I have to keep on this diet so that my money is not a waste. I am so tired of carrying all this extra weight around.

It sounds like alot of money, but works out to under $4 per day.

The taste is very good!
Wish me luck!

posted Apr 7th, 2010 11:46 am



I great quick fix! Just need to be careful after the time spent on the diet. Eat healthy and don't go back to bad habits and you won't put the weight back on...

posted Mar 28th, 2010 12:51 pm



William, how do you know anything about this diet if you've never tried it! I have lost 50lbs in 2 months! So try it before you mouth off about something you don't even properly know about or have tried!

posted Mar 22nd, 2010 7:33 pm



I Love it doing it for three weeks and have lost 38 lbs, I started at 278 lbs and it fills me up perfectly fine. I am a large person and I never felt hungry so I am surprised that their is no appetite suppressant in the cookie.

posted Mar 5th, 2010 5:46 pm



Easy and delicious.

posted Feb 7th, 2010 1:22 am



We(co-workers and I) have been on smart for life since November and have lost weight. We just needed a change so we started the Hollywood Cookie diet--and they taste great. We only started a few days ago and the concept trains us to eat smaller portions and more often. We ordered the hollywood cookie from Walgreens for 14.99 and will keep you posted with the results.

posted Feb 3rd, 2010 3:17 pm


William, I certainly don't support this diet but what you just said is nonsense. Under 1000 calories a day? Your body will freak out and start storing fat because it would think something is wrong. A healthy caloric intake is between 1500 - 2000 calories per day.

posted Jan 17th, 2010 4:39 pm



William you obviously do not know very much about calories and dieting....I love this diet! The cookies taste great!

posted Jan 17th, 2010 3:04 pm



I can't even believe anyone could think this could help anyone, and I'm even more surprised anyone would even try this. I have not tried it, and I know it wouldn't work. 1000-1500 calories a day is almost a dangerous amount of calories for anyone that weighs anything over 100 pounds. AND, you could replace the cookies with... anything, and it would be exact same diet, if not actually be healthier than this crap.

Seriously, someone who's trying this, replace the cookies with tacos, you won't see a difference, other than eating actual food, not fake snacks.

posted Jan 3rd, 2010 3:27 am



I think they taste quite good (compared to Smart for Life cookies) and some of us do better in controlled situations. Also, you DO eat an evening meal every day - it's not just cookies. Evening meal should be 500-800 max calories a day or so (which would be a total of 1100-1400 calories a day).

posted Nov 30th, 2009 5:08 pm



Very filling and quite tasty.

posted Nov 8th, 2009 12:08 am



Terrible diet.
1. They taste terrible. And this is coming from a gal who can deal with fat-free ice cream, fat-free muffins, Luna bars and Balance bars - I've tried numerous "diet" replacements for real food (even though I knew they were unhealthy) and I've been able to enjoy these "foods" in the past. But these Hollywood Diet Cookies are disgusting, they taste like the worst gummy, mealy protein bar you've ever had - except it's shaped like a cookie. Ridiculously unsatisfying.
2. They give you the runs like crazy. On the toilet for hours a day. I do not recommend!!!
3. And I didn't even lose weight. I am already a healthy eater, I used this as a quick fix, hoping to lose a couple of pounds in a week. I ended up the same weight (a pound heavier!), dying for real food, with an upset digestive system, bloated and miserable from eating processed food for seven days.
4. If you buy it at a drugstore, it is not real food!
5. Eat fresh, healthy salads with plenty of veggies, topped with sliced nuts or fish or cheese for protein. Drink lots of water. Avoid processed "diet" foods (diet soda, protein bars, fat-free anything). One month on this plan will set you on the right path to skinnier, healthier you. Hollywood Diet Cookies will only make you crave the real thing, at great expense to your wallet and digestive system.

posted Oct 24th, 2009 5:26 am


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