There are three big reasons why Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Book stands out from the diet book pack. For one, Dr. Siegal has been in the business of helping people to lose weight for 34 years, and he has had an enormous success rate with over 500,000 people. His lifetime dedication to the field and his high credibility factor is enough to earn my respect and attention.
Then there's the fact that the Cookie Diet is easy to understand and follow. You eat five or six 90-calorie cookies at regular intervals throughout the day plus one protein and veggie meal. It's as simple as that. Everyone can figure it out, and most everyone can follow it. And lastly, the cookies are an effective tool for hunger prevention, which Dr. Siegal claims is the biggest weight loss problem to conquer. I have actually sampled the cookies, and while it's not the same as eating a five-inch chocholate chunk cookie from your favorite bakery, the cookies have a fresh, decent enough taste, and they actually fill you up.
The reason the program works is because it's a controlled 1,000 calorie-per-day approach to weight loss. The cookies add up to about 500 calories a day, and the single meal is another 500 calories per day. Even the most resistant dieter can typically lose weight on 1,000 calories a day. In addition to explaining a proven weight loss methodology, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Book is also interesting because he doesn't always say the predictable, expected thing about dieting and weight loss.
For example, he advocates taking off weight faster rather than slower. According to Dr. Siegal, there's no correlation between the more mainstream preference for slow weight loss and a dieter's ability to keep the weight off. In fact, speed is a critical success factor because when people don't get results right away they're more likely to get demotivated and quit.