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By Dorothy Palmer
The start of a new year finds many of us beginning diets with the hope of losing a certain amount of weight by a certain date. Many of us don’t have clear goals in mind so it is hard to measure and recognize success or progress. Or, we may have unrealistic goals in mind and get discouraged if we can’t keep up. I thought it would be fun to see how much we can expect to lose by certain dates this year while on a regular cookie diet. This information will also help us set some realistic goals to work toward and look forward to.
The average, healthy person can expect to lose 10 to 15 pounds each month while on a cookie diet of around 1000 to 1200 calories per day. Of course, keep in mind that the more weight you have to lose, the faster it will come off at the beginning. Also, you will probably lose more weight your first month or two before settling down to an average of 10 to 15 pounds per month while on a cookie diet.
With that in mind, let’s see how much you can lose by the dates listed below. For simplicity I will use 12.5 pounds as the average monthly weight loss:
Easter (69 days) = 28 lbs.
Memorial Day ( 119 days) = 49 lbs.
Fourth of July (156 days) = 64 lbs.
Labor Day (217 days) = 89 lbs.
Thanksgiving (297 days) = 122 lbs.
Christmas (330 days) = 136 lbs.
There is nothing magical about a cookie diet. It is a straight forward, common sense approach to weight loss. The cookies are engineered to eliminate hunger and cravings. They are basically a high protein/high fiber/whole grain meal replacement. The selection of proteins is important in creating a cookie that satisfies hunger, but in order to eliminate cravings it is important not to add ingredients that promote hunger.
If it was easy to stay on a low calorie diet… we would all be thin! The most common reasons people fall off their diet are hunger and cravings. There are many foods that can temporarily relieve hunger but cravings are harder to eliminate. You can continue craving foods even after your hunger has been satisfied. The cookies eliminate not only hunger but also cravings. Once on a cookie diet, since hunger and cravings are no longer a problem, it is easy to stick to your diet long term so that you can reach your weight loss goal once and for all.
So pick any diet you want… Weight Watcher’s, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Atkins, or even one of your own creations and use the cookies to help you stay on that diet. If you want faster results you can use the cookies as they were originally designed: Eat around 6 cookies during the day followed by a sensible, balanced, low calorie dinner.
I sincerely hope this motivates you to start now and reach your goals in 2012! Keep us updated and share your motivational stories… we all need them! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
About the Author: Dorothy Palmer is trained in both Project Management and Analytical Science. She has been awarded 5 patents during her 30 plus years as a Research Scientist. She is the founder of
R&D Diet Cookie
, a meal replacement weight loss product which promotes fast weight loss.