I’m serious! That’s what I saw on the side of the package on this ‘All New Celebrity Endorsed’, “Cookie Diet”.
All these years I’ve coached clients and seminar participants on the benefits of supportive eating and proper nutrition for optimal fat lose and the real secret is in the cookies!
Apparently this has been a secret of the Hollywood stars for years, but is now available to rest of us.
So, here’s the scoop on this weight loss superstar!
The box recommends 4 cookies per day.
“Eat 1 cookie for Breakfast, 1 for a Mid-Morning snack, 1 for Lunch and 1 for a Mid-Afternoon Snack and a “Sensible” Dinner.
(I love when marketers use the word ‘sensible’, because this whole cookie diet makes NO SENSE!)
Note - If you remember, the old “Slim Fast shake commercials, their claim had the same wording. “Drink a Slim Fast shake for breakfast, another one for lunch and a “sensible” dinner.”
Now, for the let down…
I’m sorry to say that yes, this product is a bunch of crap!
Will you lose weight?
You sure will, but it’s not the weight you want to lose. Most of us want to lose fat in order to gain that toned sexy look, right?
If you use this diet for that purpose, you will ultimately fail to achieve your goal, fail to get into the dress size you desire and fail to build self-confidence.
This approach is considered a calorie restrictive diet. In short, the fewer calories you take in the less energy your body has to use for proper daily functioning.
Your vital systems, including your digestive system, cardiovascular system, which governs the daily functions of blood flow, heart and lung activity, are compromised due to the lack of proper nutrition.
All these organs and systems work without you consciously thinking about them, but they still need energy to operate… They need Calories!
Excessively restricting your caloric intake leaves your body with only muscle to burn and use as fuel.
This will ultimately decrease muscle tissue, slow metabolism and your body will increase its fat storage as a means of survival.
Plus, when your body begins to get too hungry, your Will-Power weakens, and you give in to the temptation for some sugary sweets. This will cause you to not only gain back the weight you lost; you will also gain additional weight. This extra weight gain is due to the body’s defense against the calorie restrictions you placed on it earlier.
Your body doesn’t know when it will receive another “supportive” meal, so it holds on to as many carbs and fats as possible in hopes to survive the next diet you try!
The best way to lose weight, burn fat and increase metabolism is to eat “supportively”. What does that mean?
To keep it brief for now, here are some simple guidelines to eating supportively…
- Eat a starchy carbohydrate, fibrous carbohydrate and a lean protein with every meal. AKA, Trinity’s “Rule of Three”
- Eat every three to three and half hours
- Avoid or at the worst limit saturated fats
- Avoid, or at least limit sugar. (ALL SUGAR)
- Drink plenty of water.
If you are interested in additional information on Trinity’s “Rule of Three” here are some references to assist you.
Trinity’s “FIT EATS!” cook books