Ans: We don’t actually have the diet plan on the box, as people can use them as they please. There are people that choose to use them as a healthy snack alternative. However if you are interested in how Dr. Siegal has been using them in the U.S below are the details.
The purpose of the cookies is to control your hunger so you can stick to a reduced-calorie diet. They contain a particular mixture of proteins, derived from various food substances, that Dr. Siegal has been personally making in his Miami bakery since 1975. There are no drugs or added stimulants in the products.
The way Dr. Siegal designed it, and has been using it on over 500, 000 patients over the last 37 years is to have 1 to 2 cookies every 2 hours plus dinner.
For dinner, you have 500 to 700 calories. The dinner is flexible but should be high in lean protein; avoid sugar and lots of carbs.
We do have some recipes inside the box for dinner, however as a guide, 250g of lean meat (chicken, fish, lamb) plus salad/veggies that is about 500-700 calories.
- Overall you will have 1000-1200 calories a day.
- Each cookie has only 60 calories.
- It is advised to take a daily multivitamin (any brand) and at least 8 glasses of water.
- Tea and coffee is allowed (avoid milk, cream and sugar if possible – sweeteners are allowed)
The first few days will take you some time to adjust to the change in diet, but usually after 2-4 days you will find it very easy and convenient to follow.
The following table shows the Dr. Siegal’s Eating Plan. This timetable will work for most people who have a typical workday schedule. It assumes that you wake up at around 7am, work from 9pm to 5pm or so, have dinner around 8pm, and go to bed around 11pm. It also assumes that you will have your one “real” meal in the evening (but you can adjust the time to suit your lifestyle). Under this plan, you never go more than two hours without eating in order to reduce the opportunity for serious hunger to develop.
8 AM: 2 cookies (120 calories) 10 AM: 1 cookie (60 calories)
NOON: 1 cookie (60 calories) 2 PM: 1 cookie (60 calories)
4 PM: 2 cookies (120 calories) 6 PM: 1 cookie (60 calories)
8 PM: DINNER (500-700 calories) 10 PM: 1 cookies (60 calories)
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