For those of you who are familiar with this diet, here are the basics: you eat about six specially designed cookies during the day, followed by balanced but low-calorie dinner. Cookies contribution of about 400 to 500 calories and dinner are about the same. Cookies are a high-protein / high-fiber / whole grain food that are designed to eliminate hunger and cravings. They are the basis of a number of “mini-meals” eaten during the day.
I looked at all the major diet cookies which are available and found that there is nothing “magical” about cookies. None of these promise something wonderful. Their efficiency is simple and straightforward: cookies eliminate hunger and cravings so that you can stay on a very low calorie diet and lose weight as quickly as possible for you. Depending on how much weight should be lost, which may be 20 pounds during the first month. According to some websites about the cookie diet, weight loss will slow down the natural way after the initial weight loss and average somewhere in the 10 to 15 pounds per month area.
The main advantage of the cookie diet is that they eliminate hunger and cravings. We can all go on a diet, but we are not intended to remain in starvation mode for long. Hunger and appetite are the numbers 1 and 2 which forces us to abandon our diets. If hunger and cravings are eliminated, it is easier to stick to our plan for weight loss.
Another great advantage of the cookie diet is that weight loss is faster than most other methods. It is difficult to keep the calorie diet for a prolonged period of time. We all know that we can diet for a few months, and if we lose at the recommended rate of 1 or 2 pounds a week, maybe we have lost 10 pounds in two months. Two months later, to lose what we know, can only take 2 or 3 days to return. It’s just not right … but it is a reality. Again, this is reason enough to make us abandon our diets.
The faster weakening of diet cookies is a great motivator to stick to the plan. If you lose more quickly and does not feel hunger or craving, and you are are less likely to abandon your diet. You are more likely to stick with it until you have lost all the weight you want. Then, if you splurge on the weekend, we are dealing with the “last 10”, not the first 10. It’s not as demoralizing!