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With the Cooke Diet, you have the opportunity to eat specially prepared cookies every day. The cookies aren't your regular sugar laden fare. The cookies in this diet contain ingredients such as oats, whole wheat flour, and bran. The few flavors are raisin, coconut, and chocolate, and some dieters report failing to follow the diet because of the lack of cookie variety. The catch is that you can only eat one meal per day, instead of the traditional three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
The diet is a very low–calorie program. You can eat up to six of the special cookies per day, along with drinking 8 glasses of liquid per day. Only one meal is allowed, and that's dinner which must consist of 6 ounces of lean protein and vegetables. Basically, you eat cookies and drink liquids whenever you're hungry, unless it's dinnertime and then you can eat a real meal.
If followed correctly, the Cookie Diet equals 800 calories per day. The total carbohydrate intake is only about 70 grams per day. So the diet is very low–fat and low–carbohydrate. The diet is extremely restrictive, and sounds like it's very hard to follow for an extended period of time. Many people who use the Cookie Diet also use appetite suppressant drugs so they won't get too hungry before dinnertime.
The cookies supposedly aid in appetite suppression. However, some dieters report that the cookies don't taste good and leave them unsatisfied. Some health experts criticize the diet and say it's unhealthy. They say it's easy to lose weight if you only eat 800 calories per day, but that those aren't enough calories to maintain energy and health. The diet also only allows one cup of vegetables per day, and no fruit at all.
This is much less than the recommended servings of 5–9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. The diet also doesn't provide enough vitamins, minerals, or fiber. And more than likely, any weight loss during the diet will return as soon as you eat normal again.