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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET

Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET™ Featured in Two-Hour E! Entertainment Network Special This Weekend

E! Entertainment Network Special Includes Interviews with Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET™ Creator Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., and His Patients

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 2, 2008 -- Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals LLC, the global distributor of Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ products and operator of the CookieDietOnline.com web site, today announced that Dr. Sanford Siegal's 33 year old weight loss system and hunger-controlling meal replacement cookies, shakes and soup will be featured in a two-hour THS Investigates special on E! Entertainment Network this Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at noon and 8pm EST. The cable network recently spent a day in Dr. Siegal's Miami clinic speaking to patients who've lost weight on the cookie-based diet system developed in 1975 by the renowned physician, author, and obesity expert. Among the patients who were interviewed by E! were a married couple who together lost more than 100 pounds.

"I was flattered when the True Hollywood Stories producers at E! asked to spend a day at Siegal Medical Group observing how we've used Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ in our own medical practice for more than thirty years. I know that E! focuses on entertainment rather than news so I was impressed by the producers' eagerness to understand the science behind what has been a very successful weight loss system, " said Dr. Siegal. "We talked for hours, not just about Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ but also about the history of dieting going back more than a hundred years."

Dr. Siegal is frequently in the news. Over the years he has been profiled by ABC's Good Morning America, New York Daily News, CNN, and Fox News Channel. Due to the recent resurgence of interest in hypothyroidism that was sparked by Oprah Winfrey, several media profiles of Dr. Siegal's book on the subject, Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat? (Warner Books, 2000), are scheduled in early 2008.

"We haven't seen the E! show yet but we're looking forward to it. Given that we've helped more than a half million people lose weight safely during the past thirty-three years, we're a little puzzled that they used the word 'fad' in the title," said Matthew Siegal, president and CEO of Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, which distributes Dr. Siegal's products worldwide. "Whenever you deal with the media, you have to be prepared for anything. Producers sometimes sacrifice accuracy for entertainment and ratings. We trust that the producers at True Hollywood Stories are conscientious people and that they will accurately present the Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ success story."

Dr. Siegal conceived the idea of a cookie-based diet in the early 1970's while researching his book on the role of the hypothalamus in satiety and weight loss. Recognizing that hunger is the main reason why most diets fail, Dr. Siegal created a proprietary blend of amino acid food proteins that provides unusually strong hunger suppression per calorie. He baked his protein blend into a cookie and found that it enabled his patients to faithfully adhere to the reduced calorie diet that he prescribes and monitors. He later developed diet shakes and diet soup with the same hunger-suppressing quality. More than 500,000 people have since used the products, and hundreds of other doctors have provided them to patients in their own medical practices. Dr. Siegal manufactures all of his foods in his private bakery in Miami.

Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ hunger-controlling foods and nutritional supplements are available by phone 24/7 at 866-464-5595 toll-free; online at CookieDietOnline.com; and from select doctors, drug stores and retailers. They're also available at Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ kiosks in Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix, AZ; Boca Raton Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, FL; and Moorestown Mall near the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, NJ. A second Phoenix location will open on January 11th at Chandler Fashion Center. More kiosks will open each month throughout 2008.

Best Fat Loss Plan part 1

By Carlo Rapadas

New Year’s resolutions, did you make one this year? Bet it was about losing weight. Each year, millions of people make a resolution to shed the excess weight, but never go through with it. At most, the gym gets crowded for the first month or two with people using machines like the treadmill. Then, gym visits slow down to a crawl until only the regulars continue to hit the gym. This is a trend that happens every year. What happened? These people quit because they had impossible goals to achieve in a short amount of time without a proper plan of execution. Part one of this article outlines the daily eating habits that a person must follow to lose fat and continue to keep it off.

Breakfast - First 30 minutes

As soon as you get out of bed, eat within 30 minutes or your body will go into “starvation mode”. Starvation mode triggers the body to burn energy at a lower rate and converts the food that is eventually consumed into fat. A person should front load their fast burning carbohydrates during this time. Meaning, a person may eat a meal with refined carbohydrates since the body has a whole day to burn it off

Here is a sample meal:
  • Bacon and Eggs, Pancakes, Fruit, and Juice

Snack – 2 to 3 hours later

Eat a snack around this time. Eating every 2 to 3 hours is important to this whole strategy because it keeps your metabolism at a high rate. Choose something that is high in fiber like plain almonds and antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables. If you’re building muscle, try working protein into your snack. Also, make sure you drink plenty of water.

Lunch – 2 to 3 hours later

For this time of the day, eat a turkey sandwich with whole wheat bread, lettuce, and tomato and a light low fat yogurt for dessert. Since most people eat lunch around noon, the day is almost over; eating fewer portions of fast burning carbohydrates is the key here. Fast burning carbohydrates include bread, rice, and pasta. While slow burning carbohydrates are vegetables and 100% whole grains.

Snack - 2 to 3 hours later

Again, a small snack in between lunch and dinner is important. You may eat the same foods you had for snack for simplicity.

Dinner – 2 to 3 hours later

Eating healthy at night is the hardest and a very important part of this diet. First of all, eating fast burning carbohydrates are now forbidden. Therefore, slow burning ones like broccoli, cauliflowers, and carrots should be eaten in its place. I highly recommend eating plenty fruits for dessert since most people like to reach for the ice cream and other junk food around this time.

Sample dinner:

  • Skinless grilled chicken
  • Assorted steamed vegetables (broccoli, carrots...)
  • Fruits like strawberries

Snack – 2 to 3 hours later

Again, for your snack, eat the food that is low on fast burning carbohydrates but high in fiber. Also, a glass of skim milk before going to bed has been known to decrease belly fat over time.

If you follow my guidelines, you are sure to start shedding off that body fat within three months and will continue to lose it over time in a very healthy way.

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