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Look Inside Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Bakery

Dr. Siegal takes us inside his Florida bakery to talk cookies.

Dr. Siegal invited us inside his Florida bakery on a recent morning to give us an insider's look at where all of the Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet magic goes down. It's been more than 30 years since he started making this weight loss product that, contrary to many critics, he says is not a fad.

"It does sound like a fad, but it's been around for 35 years," argues Dr. Siegal. "It's been used in medical practices with more than 500,000 patients and hundreds of doctors use our product across the states."

The cookies act as meal replacers, keeping you full throughout the day by eating six cookies instead of regular meals. (That's nine cookies on the new Dr. Siegal's 10X plan.) Then, you'll finish the day with a single healthy, balanced meal. Struggling for ideas on what to prepare? You'll have to check out The Cookie Doctor Cookbook, full of simple-to-prepare recipes with healthful, nutritious ingredients. The good doc won't name a favorite though, saying each one is a favorite because they worked so hard on creating the recipes.

This diet has users consuming 1000-1200 calories each day, the lowest amount most dietitians would recommend.

Unlike most pre-packaged, processed foods, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet cookies are surprisingly low in sodium, only about 200mg/serving. And while they use natural ingredients, all of which you could pronounce or recognize on the label, we did raise some concerns about how the cookies are made. With the first ingredient being sugar, and less than a gram of fiber in each cookie, we wondered how exactly these keep people feeling satiated and satisfied. Dr. Siegal said it's not the fiber that keeps you full but instead a "particular mix of proteins in the cookie." They worked to put the ingredients that suppress hunger in to the cookie.

At 80-years old, most people are enjoying their retirement and the only cookies they bake tend to be with their grandchildren. But Dr. Siegal is a regular presence in his bakery and practice. "It's fun! I really enjoy doing it," he tells us about what keeps him going. He says he is still very involved with quality control, supervising the bakery, and enjoys hearing success stories of his customers.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet in our review, or view our Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet coupons to get started.


We're giving away a week's supply of the original Dr. Seigal's Cookies, a package of the new 10X, and a copy of The Cookie Doctor Cookbook.

Just post a comment here telling us how you've made over your favorite cookie recipe. Will draw one winner July 22, 2011 and contact via the email used in the comment form.

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I lost 70 lbs on a cookie diet and kept them off almost 3 years now! While Dr. Siegal's worked for me I preferred R&D Diet Cookie. I went with them mostly because they cost less and ended up liking them better.

posted Jul 22nd, 2011 3:57 pm


I cut down the sugar & substitute canola oil for the butter, & whole wheat flour instead of white flour. Just takes some trial & error to get it to work!

posted Jul 21st, 2011 5:53 pm


It is easy to substitute applesauce or pumpkin in place of oil. Greek yogurt is also a great ingredient to work with!

posted Jul 13th, 2011 6:40 pm



To cut down the calories, I replace some of the sugar and sweeteners with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. My kids don't miss the sugar and the spices are good for you!

posted Jul 10th, 2011 8:42 am

Wanda R.

I don't try to makeover my cookie recipes; I just enjoy them as they are, but as an occasional special treat only. I would love to win the cookies and cookbook, thanks for the contest!

posted Jul 6th, 2011 8:39 am



I started Dr. Seigal's diet in January 2011 and as of today I am down 62 pounds. I love the cookies and they really are filling. I think the key to keeping the weight off is to eat small snacks (100 cal) every 2 hours. I have tried both cookie plans and like them both.

posted Jul 5th, 2011 3:37 pm


I use unsweetened applesauce in place of half the fat :D

posted Jul 5th, 2011 3:23 pm user comment


The best way to make over my cookie receipe is NOT to make them. It's too tempting for me to eat them if I make them. Seriously if I do make them I try and cut down on the amount of sugar I put in them. If it needs more sweetening them I'll put in some honey. Natural sugar is always better.

posted Jul 5th, 2011 12:54 pm

Kate Bush


I love cookies! This would definitely be something I would want to try!

posted Jul 5th, 2011 11:16 am


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