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Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet

Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet

It's the cookie diet that everyone is raving about.

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  • Established: 1975
  • Founder: Dr. Sanford Siegal
  • Headquarters: Miami, Florida
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Cookie diet, low-calorie
  • Gender: Male and female

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Eat your cookies and lose weight? Sounds like a diet dream come true. Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet plan is a program that helps you to lose weight while munching on his low-fat and protein-filled cookies, which are also specially-formulated to suppress appetite via its secret recipe of key ingredients.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Siegal has been preparing, baking and distributing these cookie snacks to help people manage their weight loss goals. He still continues to personally mixes every batch of his proprietary protein formula in his private bakery near his Miami medical clinic.

Here is how The Cookie Diet works:

You eat six of these specially-formulated cookies during the day in addition to one meal eaten at the end of the day. A typical day is comprised of about 800 calories and 70 grams of carbohydrates. You can also eat the cookies in conjunction with another diet.

In April of 2011, Dr. Siegal's announced a new weight loss plan, called Dr. Siegal's Plan 10X. The New Plan 10X cookies are 60 calories apiece, and one or two should be eaten every two hours, up to 9 cookies per day at set times. The classic plan is also still available.

In addition to cookies,Dr. Siegal also has a line of shakes and soups. By following this very low-calorie diet plan you can expect to lose up to 15 pounds in one month. Dr. Siegel’s cookies are available for purchase online, through professional resellers, drug stores, doctors or at one of Dr. Siegel’s retail store locations.

Denise Richards, Jennifer Hudson, Snooki, and Kelly Clarkson have all lost weight on Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet.

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  • Idea of eating a cookie might prevent diet binges
  • Cookies contain satiating protein and amino acids
  • May help to suppress hunger
  • Many people have had success with losing weight following this plan
  • Contains an organized and structured eating plan
  • Complementary cookbook available
  • No clear exercise guidelines are given
  • Very low-calorie diet plan
  • Dr. Siegel’s Cookie Diet may not be a long-term solution to weight loss
  • Meal-replacement diets rarely result in sustained weight loss

On The Cookie Diet, you will eat six cookies throughout the day in addition to one meal at the end of the day. That meal should include six ounces of lean white meat protein and one cup of vegetables.

The diet 1000-1200 calories a day. Each cookie contains 90 calories and each dinner should contain no more than 500 calories. If you're looking for meal ideas that complement the diet, then look no further than The Cookie Doctor Cookbook, which offers 120 recipes that don't exceed 500 calories.

In addition, you should consume eight glasses of liquid a day (ideally water). Coffee and tea are allowed on this diet. There are five varieties of Dr. Siegal's cookies that you can choose from: chocolate, oatmeal raisin, coconut, banana, and blueberry.

Dr. Siegal’s shake mixes offer an alternative to his cookies and contain the same hunger-controlling amino acid protein blend. They come in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, crème brulee, and pina colada flavors.

While the ingredients are all-natural, and the ingredients label full of things you'd recognize or be able to pronounce, there is some concern with a few inclusions. For one, the first ingredient is sugar, with 9 grams in a serving. Next, the cookies are almost completely void of the dietary fiber, with less than a gram per serving, a necessity in satiation. However, in our interview with Dr. Seigal, he sites a "particular mix of proteins" as being key to keeping users feeling full. Finally, it should be noted that the cookies are relatively low in sodium, with no more than 200 milligrams per serving.


Dr. Siegal claims that if you eat his 1,000-calorie a day cookie diet than you can effectively lose weight while doing very little or no aerobic exercise. But he does encourage exercise for weight loss maintenance.


On the face of it, the idea of a "Cookie Diet" sounds a bit bizarre but enticing. Dr. Siegel’s Cookies are on par to meal replacement shakes that pack nutrition in a quantity-controlled product. Critics feel that the diet is too restrictive and too low in calories despite the thousands of people who have had success in losing weight on Dr. Siegel’s Cookie Diet. Since the plan is so rigid, speak with your doctor if you are interested in following this diet.

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Do your homework, Only the franchises are filing for "reorganization" Even if the entire company filed for reorganization what does it matter buy your cookies and loose the weight befre they go out of business.

posted Nov 3rd, 2008 4:53 pm



Tried a cookie diet before, didn't work for me. But I think whatever works for anybody, makes them healthier and feel better - go for it. Atkins works for me - size 16 to size 7 - off 3 yrs...feels great! Whatever you do, just make it a life/lifestyle change, not a "diet" or the pounds will definitely come back. Good luck whatever you do!!!

posted Oct 30th, 2008 6:19 pm



If SFL is SO much better, how come they're in chapter 11?

posted Oct 30th, 2008 5:00 pm



sarahl....there is no difference between the seigal or hollywood diet, they are both cookies, loaded with preservatives and sitting in a warehouse, ready to be sent to you. Do yourself a favor and get into a Smart For Life center if you really want to lose the weight, keep it off and MOST IMPORTANT... eat products that are organic and natural!!! I started with Seigal many years ago, didn't work and thank goodness found SFL. There products are edible and the program has worked. Keeping the weight off for 3 years now!!!

posted Oct 27th, 2008 2:53 pm



They are not crunchy. They are soft and chewy.

posted Oct 26th, 2008 1:37 am



Started with Dr. Seigal. These cookies would have been great on FEAR FACTOR. Tried Smart for Life cookies. Now these cookies were good, the supervision helped me be accountable and I lost 22 pounds in 2 months and have kept every ounce of this weight off for just about three years!!

posted Oct 24th, 2008 10:31 am



Dr. seigals cookie diet is horrible the cookies have so many perservatives and beef proteins in them that make the cookies taste horrible i tried the diet it only worked for so long i lost and i gained every ounce back!

posted Oct 24th, 2008 10:24 am



Was successful before on Dr. Siegal's cookie diet - am starting again tomorrow!!!

posted Oct 5th, 2008 10:55 pm



What is better the Hollywood cookie diet or Dr. siegals? what is the difference

posted Oct 5th, 2008 11:28 am


I've been on the cookie diet for 3 days. I've lost 7.5 pounds. I'm very impressed!! Does anyone have any tips on how to make them taste better? I've tried Splenda but that only goes so far..

posted Sep 26th, 2008 4:40 am


This diet is AMAZING. The cookies aren't great at first but I got used to them. They're just sort of dry. I'm on day 5, down 5 pounds. For you idiots like Adrian and those of you saying they're a rip off. My loss in just 5 days proves you all wrong. My mom did the diet and went from a size 18 to a size 8 in 3 1/2 months!! It does work, the cookies can be purchased at a lot of malls as well as online, I'm in AZ and got mine at PV mall. Buy 2 boxes at $60 get the 3rd for $30. It's money welll spent!

posted Sep 22nd, 2008 9:37 am


I ate the cookies for one day before realizing they contained beef. I ceased immediately, but I have had diarrhea and vomiting for three days now. I am a vegetarian, and I would not have purchased the cookies if I had known they contained BEEF protein. U

posted Sep 20th, 2008 8:32 am


So pity i cant get diet cookie in my country : Malaysia. But i had try a kind plum called KENKO DIET PLUM and i loast i kg and 2 inch of waistline in 2 weeks , quite work for me.

posted Aug 23rd, 2008 9:31 am


Just started today.The cookie had a weird taste but I'm getting use to it. I like eating it with tea. It does suppress my appitite. I'll let you know how it goes....

posted Aug 17th, 2008 9:42 am


Tried smart for life. Did lose weight but their program is such a rip off! Switching to Dr Seigel cookies! Cookies aren't the best in taste but if you really want to lose the weight you will suck it up and do it!

posted Aug 7th, 2008 5:48 pm


I've been on the Dr. Seigel diet for two weeks now and have lost nine pounds. The cookies fill me up and I don't have an appetite. I can even eat out with friends, if I want to. It really does work.

posted Aug 6th, 2008 10:29 pm

Yvonne Ross

Well, I like them, very satisfying. Great with coffee, or tea, or any beverage at night while watching TV, they take away my desire to eat something not good for me, I am diabetic and I love them for something to chew on. Very expensive but I'm worth it........

posted Aug 1st, 2008 8:51 am


Only worth it if you can starve and diet at the same time. Biggest ripoff ever!! People who were successful had to have been on an appetite suppresant as well.

posted Jul 23rd, 2008 3:49 pm


I'm only l33 lbs but wanted to lose about five pounds. Cookies are too small and they do not suppress my appetite. Lost 2 lbs in one week at their cost of $56 + $12 shipping. Not worth it!!

posted Jul 6th, 2008 11:01 am


Uninformed people like Adrian who post on diet sites that all it takes is exercise are so frustrating - Adrian do your research, it takes diet to lose weight. Exercise helps some (not much) for weight loss, and can help for maintenance, but the way to lose lbs is by cutting calories - and the best way to do that is by dieting.

posted Jun 25th, 2008 9:31 am


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