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There are several
cookie diets around right now. The most famous cookie diet is Dr. Sanford
Siegalís cookie diet, in which dieters eat special "nutritious" cookies
whenever they feel hungry and try to stick to 800 calories a day.
If you have ever
tried to eat only 800 calories in a day you will see how that diet might be
hard to handle.
There are several
other takes on the cookie diet around, most of them based on the same principle
of eating cookies pumped up with nutritional ingredients in place of regular
meals with cookies pumped up with vitamins is not a new idea. In fact it
has been around for decades. The problem is these types of diets donít work for
First of all
nutritious cookies just donít taste as good as regular cookies, and secondly
they tend to cost a whole lot more. Even though we long for cookies when we
know we canít eat them, when it turns out that all we can eat is cookies, and
then only 800 calories worth of them all day long, cookies start to lose their
appeal. Now that they are no longer the forbidden food, but everything else is
-- guess whatÖ you start to crave everything else and cookies quickly lose
Hereís another take
on a cookie diet. Develop your own healthy diet. Pack it full of everything you
know your body needs. Include generous helpings of fruit and vegetables, pack
in some oatmeal and whole wheat bread, and include a little of your favorite
fish, some chicken, pasta and yogurt. Every once in a while, fry some fish up
in a small amount of olive oil and even include avocados, nuts, and eggs.
Then go out and buy a
pack of your favorite cookies. Or your favorite cookie dough (isnít the dough sometimes
better than the actual cookies?). And eat a little. Just one or two. Maybe
Think of the cookie
diet and how it would grow old if all you could eat were cookies.
Use this thought to
stop you overindulging.
Cookie eating is fun
if it is short and to the point. If you overdo it, it stops being fun and
becomes guilt city.
While you savor your
two cookies, try to enjoy every crumb, every morsel, and remember that if you
ate nothing but cookies all the time you would quickly tire of them.
One of the reasons
cookies taste so good is because you donít get to eat them all the time. They
are one of the forbidden foods.
Why does a cookie
diet sound so good? Because it plays on our imagination to indulge in one of
our favorite forbidden foods. But itís not really that cut and dried. Even if
we could eat real cookies all day without gaining weight, if cookies were as
good for you as broccoli, they would lose their appeal. If they werenít
forbidden, they simply wouldnít taste so good.
If it makes you feel better,
look up the calorie count in three cookies on the cookie bag label and count it
in to your daily allowance. That way you can eliminate the guilt and have your
diet and your cookies too!
Who needs a cookie
diet? You can eat cookies whenever you want to. Just make sure that when you
do, you enjoy every crumb and remember not to overindulge. That really would
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