Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) Tops AOL Hot Searches List

    Fueled by recent high profile features by ABC's Good Morning America, The
    New York Times, Allure magazine, and dozens of local TV news broadcasts,
    Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) was the #1 search on AOL search engine on
    Wednesday, October 21st

<p>MCLEAN, Va., <chron>Nov. 2</chron> /CNW/ -- <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s COOKIE DIET®, the immensely popular weight-loss system and hunger-controlling foods created in 1975 by renowned physician, author, and weight-loss expert <person>Sanford Siegal</person>, D.O., M.D.,  was first on the AOL search engine's list of the most-searched topics (<a href="http://hot.aol.com/2009/10/21/yum-cookie-diet/">http://hot.aol.com/2009/10/21/yum-cookie-diet/</a>)  for <chron>Wednesday, October 21st</chron>. Two days earlier, it ranked sixth on Google's most-searched topics for the day. This was the first time that <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s diet topped the AOL Hot Searches list although it did reach the #2 position back in <chron>August 2008</chron> (<a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/cookie-diet/cookie-doctor/prweb1302494.htm">http://www.prweb.com/releases/cookie-diet/cookie-doctor/prweb1302494.htm</a>) .</p>
<p>"After 34 years and more than 500,000 followers, <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s Cookie Diet has hit critical mass and now is perpetually in the news," said <person>Matthew Siegal</person>, president and CEO of <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s Direct Nutritionals, LLC, the worldwide distributor of <person>Dr. Sanford Siegal</person>'s products. "In the past few weeks, we were profiled by more  than 100 media outlets, including ABC News, CNN, Allure, Brides, The New York Times, AOL, and over eighty local TV news programs."</p>
<p>The current wave of publicity has caused membership on the official <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s COOKIE DIET® web site (<a href="http://www.CookieDiet.com">www.CookieDiet.com</a>) to soar by more than 12,000 members to 108,000 in the past two weeks. The company's 1,000+ retailers have experienced a similar surge in interest for <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s products . Hundreds of GNC stores were temporarily sold out last week, and <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s chocolate and oatmeal raisin cookies are the number one bestselling products in the Diet Support category at GNC.com.</p>
<p>"Our company is currently experiencing hyper-growth," added CEO <person>Matthew Siegal</person>. "We've been working around the clock to add staff and equipment, and to expand our corporate and manufacturing facilities. There's definitely no unemployment problem at <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s Cookie Diet."</p>
<p>To promote his new book, <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s Cookie Diet Book: How a Doctor and His Cookie Helped 500,000 People Lose Weight Fast (2009, Hyde Park Publishing Ltd., 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-9822728-3-19999), author <person>Dr. Sanford Siegal</person>, who has been a popular guest on local and national TV programs for years, recently embarked on a yearlong global media tour.</p>

    Recent media coverage of Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® includes:

    ABC's Good Morning America

    The New York Times


<p>"We've been well-received in <location>North America</location> by the media and by readers who've come to see us at book signing events, and I'm looking forward to similar appearances in <location>Europe</location> and elsewhere in 2010," said <person>Dr. Siegal</person>. "Whether with my patients in South Florida or with fans who come to see us at public appearances, the most enjoyable part of my job is meeting and motivating people who may have lost hope that they, too, can achieve a healthy weight."</p>


<p><person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s COOKIE DIET® is a profitable, 100% debt-free, family-owned business comprising several companies with corporate locations in the <location>Miami</location>, Florida, and <location>Washington, DC</location>, metro areas. Under license from <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s SM Licensing Corporation, <person>Dr. Siegal</person>'s Direct Nutritionals, LLC operates the web site CookieDiet.com (108,000 members) and distributes products directly to consumers and resellers including GNC and Walgreens.</p>
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    Media Relations:
    Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R)
    877-377-4342 (North America)
    703-677-8068 (Elsewhere)


For further information: For further information: Media Relations, Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R), +1-877-377-4342 (North America), or +1-703-677-8068 (Elsewhere) Web Site: http://www.CookieDiet.com

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