Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cookie diets are for the birds...

An article AND a video report from the Wall Street Journal on the infamous cookie diets fresh off the presses this morning. Come on people, are we seriously still talking about this? Rip away all the pretty wrapping, we know there's no magic weight loss or diet pill...and certainly no magic cookie. I don't know about you, but scarfing down a cookie made with sawdust-tasting protein powder, stabilizers, glycerine and whatever other ingredients are involved, doesn't sound too appetizing to me. The diets encourage cookie-eating in place of breakfast and lunch, and then having a "sensible" dinner for around 800 to 1200 calories. Bottom line, eat less of anything and you'll lose weight. Your body recognizes fresh, whole foods best - go back to basics (fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy carbs like brown/wild rice, whole grain breads and baked potatoes) and eat a little less of it, even just 10-20%. Better quality food = better taste and flavor = better satisfaction and less hunger = less of your waistline. That's some serious magic for you. Here's the WSJ's video segment on cookie diets...and how they crumble.

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