7 Ways The Cookie Diet Can Go Wrong

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Linda Vongkhamchanh on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:28PM

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7 Ways The Cookie Diet Can Go Wrong

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Cookie Diet Facts

The Cookie Diet is one of the latest fad diets to hit the Hollywood scene-and a Walgreens near you. Founded by Dr. Sanford Siegal, this cookie-based diet suggests that you can lose up to 10 pounds a month by having a cookie three or four times a day and one light, real meal. We're wary about this crazy diet and you should be too. Nutrition expert Madelyn Fernstrom, CNS, Ph.D., shares seven ways the Cookie Diet can go wrong...

#7 Fatigue
On this diet, you consume only 800 to 1,000 calories per day. The recommendation for women age 31 to 50 is between 1,800 to 2,200 calories. An extremely low daily calorie intake can cause fatigue.
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