Smart for Life is one of the largest weight management centers in the US. Their cookie diet offers an easy way to lose weight using a low calorie meal replacement method.
Dieters are promised that they can lose twelve to fifteen pounds in four weeks when following the Smart for Life Cookie Diet. The program can be followed either at home or at one of the many Smart for Life centers in North America.
The idea behind the Smart for Life Cookie Diet is that you will reduce your intake of calories by replacing meals with cookies. You eat six cookies a day and an evening meal of chicken or fish with five cups of vegetables. This will result in a daily calorie intake of between 800 and 1200 calories.
The cookies contain a combination of amino acids, fiber and vitamins that helps to suppress appetite and reduce your cravings throughout the day. By eating a cookie every two to three hours you will keep your blood sugar levels stable and avoid feeling hungry.
Several program options are provided to suit the needs of a range of dieters. The At-Home Lifestyle Program can be undertaken independently without the need to visit a clinic. You simply order the cookies online and then join the optional weekly support calls if desired.
The At-Center Lifestyle Program also includes complimentary weekly weigh-ins, nutritional education and suggestions of strategies for reaching your goal and maintaining your new weight.
The Medical Program is offered to dieters that have health conditions or are taking medication that requires extra monitoring and support. Dieters receive personal attention from a medical practitioner and also undergo medical tests and metabolic monitoring.
Smart for Life cookies, muffins, shakes and soups, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruit.
Orange cranberry muffin
Oatmeal raisin cookie
|Early Afternoon Snack
|Late Afternoon Snack
Exercise is not promoted as part of this program.
A two-week supply of cookies costs $133.90.
As with other meal replacement programs most dieters are likely to experience successful weight loss when following The Smart for Life Cookie Diet. However, these approaches cannot be regarded as a long-term solution to weight loss.
If successful results are to be maintained it will be necessary for dieters to become educated in healthy diet and exercise habits so as to create a lifestyle plan for weight management.