Snooki of MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore” is the latest celebrity to go on Dr. Sanford Siegal’s Cookie Diet. In a video for Us Magazine
, the petite permatanned brunette says that, at her height, even a couple of pounds extra or less matter, which is why she’s decided to take matters into her own hands and shake those she has in extra.
Snooki was not always this plump, she says in the video, which sees her standing at a table with Dr. Siegal for her first job as the latest celebrity spokesperson
for the diet. In fact, back in high school, she was incredibly fit because she was very active and would eat healthier. However, since starting work on “Jersey Shore,” many things have changed, including how much alcohol she’d ingest on a nightly basis and the kind of food she’d eat. This, in turn, meant that the pounds kept piling on.
“Jersey Shore guidette Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. ‘I used to be fit,’ she tells Us Magazine. ‘Now I look at myself, and I’m like, What the hell happened?’ So the MTV reality star, 22, is now on Dr. Siegal’s cookie diet. On the diet, she eats only one meal a day (usually chicken) – and six cookies, each of which suppresses hunger. The six cookies – which contain beef and milk protein – each contain about 11 grams of carbohydrates and 90 calories. The biggest challenge so far? No binge drinking! ‘If I go out I am going to have a drink, but I am not going to have 10 drinks like I usually would,’ she says,” Us Magazine writes.
Snooki’s goal right now is to drop ten pounds and go from 110 lbs to 100, which is what she considers her ideal weight. As Dr. Siegal himself was telling us in an interview
a while back, that shouldn’t be so hard to achieve, because the diet, regardless of the current attitude towards dieting, actually works as promised. The cookies are not only very savory, but they also help curb the appetite, thus effectively reducing the number of daily calories consumed.
“I don’t give my patients false hope. I warn them that, under the best of circumstances, dieting is nobody’s idea of fun. However, it’s a picnic compared to the horrors of lifelong obesity. As for dieting being the only approach to weight loss, for most people it’s the only practical one. Let me illustrate with an example of a woman who has 50 pounds to lose. If she doesn’t want to diet (that is, to reduce her daily caloric intake), she’ll have to engage in extreme aerobic exercise for two hours a day, seven days a week, for approximately six months, to lose the 50 pounds. By contrast, if she adheres to a 1,000 calorie a day diet with little or no aerobic exercise, she’ll lose the 50 pounds in about the same amount of time. Which approach do you think is more practical for the vast majority of people? Exercise is important for lifetime weight maintenance. For weight loss, however, dieting is more practical and effective,” Dr. Siegal was telling us
a while back.