Another Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Success Story Featured in People Magazine Cover Article

    A married couple loses 233 lbs. with Dr. Sanford Siegal's popular
    weight-loss approach and is profiled in People magazine's 2011 Half Their
    Size cover story


MIAMI, Jan. 3, 2011 /CNW/ -- For the second time in three years, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet success stories are celebrated in People magazine's annual Half Their Size cover story. Marty and Grace Moorehead of Phoenix lost 182 and 51 pounds respectively by following celebrity weight-loss expert Dr. Sanford Siegal's 36 year old weight-loss regimen under the supervision of their own physicians. Marty Moorehead lost half of his 360 pounds and has kept the weight off for a year. The People article is online at

The Mooreheads follow in the footsteps of Josie Raper, also of Phoenix, who appeared on the cover of People in January 2009 after losing 120 pounds on Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet. The 31 year old mother has kept her excess weight off for two years.

During the weight-loss phase of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, dieters follow a reduced-calorie diet of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. Moderate exercise is also encouraged. For weight maintenance, Dr. Siegal is a proponent of vigorous aerobic exercise.

Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet was created in 1975 by Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., and has been used by more than 500,000 dieters. Hundreds of physicians throughout North America have used it in their own practices. The program has achieved international fame in recent years in part due to its popularity among Hollywood entertainers and sports figures. The Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet store in Beverly Hills is a magnet for celebrities and paparazzi and has appeared on several national TV shows including E! News and Entertainment Tonight.

"With a name as catchy as Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, my approach to weight-loss is sometimes dismissed by people who don't know anything about it and who've never treated an overweight patient," said Dr. Siegal. "I've treated more than a half million overweight patients, and Marty and Grace, like the thousands of success stories who've preceded them, demonstrate that my system works, quickly and safely."

Recognizing that hunger is the chief culprit in diet failures, Dr. Siegal conceived the idea of a diet based on a hunger-controlling cookie in the early 1970s while writing a book about natural food substances that are particularly effective at satisfying hunger. After a number of years of experimentation, Dr. Siegal developed a formula for a proprietary mixture of amino acids that resulted from combining certain food substances. He baked his formula into a cookie and tried it with a few patients. Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet was an immediate success. At 82, Dr. Siegal still personally makes every batch of his secret protein formula by hand in his private bakery near his Miami medical clinic.

Dr. Siegal's weight-loss success stories have been chronicled over the years by more than 100 major media outlets including Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Some, like New York Jets linebacker Kris Jenkins, have been celebrities and patients of Dr. Siegal's South Florida medical practice. Most, however, have been everyday people who conquered obesity by following Dr. Siegal's plan as his patient or under the supervision of their family doctor. Links to dozens of print and broadcast news reports about Dr. Siegal, his diet, and his books are online at

Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., is a practicing physician and obesity expert based in Miami who has achieved notoriety for books on topics such as high fiber diets, controlling hunger without drugs, and hypothyroidism. Dr. Siegal has just published a new book called The Cookie Doctor Cookbook: Countless Combinations of Delicious Meals for Any Calorie-Controlled Lifestyle (2011, Egg & Dart/Dynamic Housewares, ISBN 978-0-9841887-6-5).

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