Is ‘Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet’ A Low-Carb One In Disguise?

Filed under: Health — @ March 10, 2009

Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet has been helping people lose weight for 30 years

There are a lot of gimmicks people use to try to lose weight. From taking diet pills to buying expensive exercise equipment, it seems everyone is attracted to weight loss plans that are outside the conventional wisdom of eat less and exercise more. And while many of us have found success with the healthy low-carb lifestyle, a lot of people have seen some pretty amazing results following a non-traditional and some would say “fad”-like diet based on consuming cookies. Today I have a podcast interview with the creator of Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet to discuss his unique weight loss program.

In Episode 234 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we’re pleased to share Dr. Sanford Siegal, creator of the original Cookie Diet, who discusses the history of prescribing cookies for weight loss, shares why fiber and protein control hunger and help you lose weight, why he believes people wanting to lose weight should limit calories, what difference the various macronutrients play in weight loss, his opinion of a high-fat diet, why he tries to avoid putting his patients into ketosis, his belief in creating a calorie deficit, why he hasn’t read Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories, and what role low-carb plays in this entire process. You’d think someone who pushes cookies for weight loss would be opposed to livin’ la vida low-carb, but Dr. Siegal had some quite profound comments to make about our favorite way of eating. I think you’ll appreciate what he had to say about the so-called “experts” who started pushing complex carbohydrates. ENJOY this engaging conversation I had with him!

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What did you think about Dr. Sanford Siegal and his Cookie Diet? Are you convinced his cookie formulation could be effective as part of a healthy low-carb lifestyle? Share your comments and if you have been on Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet we’d love to hear from you in the show notes section of Episode 234. You can check out Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet and see if it’s something you’d like to explore for yourself. He mentioned writing a book and I’ll be sure to share about it at my blog when it is released.

Coming up on Thursday, we’ll have Shauna Reid with us sharing about her exciting new book about her weight loss adventures called The Amazing Adventures Of Dietgirl. This Scottish blogger is quite entertaining to listen to, so I look forward to sharing her with you later this week. PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”


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