ABC TV Affiliate Reports Local Woman's 98 Pound Weight Loss with Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet

For the second time this month, a formerly obese person who has lost 100 pounds on Dr. Sanford Siegal's 35 year old weight-loss regimen is featured in TV news

Nov 29, 2010, 05:00 ET from

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time this month, someone who has lost 100 pounds on Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, the venerable weight-loss approach created by renowned physician, author, and weight-loss expert Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., has been featured on their local TV station's evening news broadcast. Last week, TV news cameras were rolling as Rosanna David of Richmond, Kentucky, stepped on the scale in the office of her physician, Dr. Julie Gandee, and confirmed that she had lost 98 pounds since starting her diet in January. Today she's at the 100 pound mark.

Earlier this month, Ben Pierzina of Onalaska, Wisconsin, was interviewed by WKBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in nearby LaCrosse, about losing 100 pounds in six months on Dr. Siegal's popular diet.

Links to both interviews and many other news profiles of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet success stories are posted on the In the News section of (

"It's always a thrill when one of our success stories is celebrated in the news," said Dr. Siegal. "While knowing that we've helped them reach a healthful weight is the greatest reward, seeing them enjoying the spotlight is the icing on the reduced-calorie cake."

In the interview, Rosanna David explained that she has struggled with obesity for much of her life. She'd previously tried many diets with limited success at best. But after watching her brother lose over 180 pounds and his wife lose 60 pounds on Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet, David decided to try the South Florida weight-loss pioneer's approach. In less than a year, she has lost 100 pounds.

"Being 100 pounds overweight is a serious medical condition that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, orthopedic problems, and shortened lifespan," said Dr. Julie Gandee, Rosanna David's doctor in Richmond, Kentucky. "I'm delighted by Rosanna David's accomplishment."

Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., is a practicing physician based in Miami. Although he has achieved notoriety for books on topics such as high fiber diets, controlling hunger without drugs, and hypothyroidism, he's best known as "The Cookie Doctor" behind the popular Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet weight-loss system.

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. He engineered a food to control hunger and enable his patients to stick to the low-calorie diet that he favors.  After a number of years of experimentation, Dr. Siegal developed a formula for a particular 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. Soon, his South Florida medical practice had expanded to include 14 clinics and he was supplying his cookies and other foods to hundreds of other doctors throughout North America.

At 81, Dr. Siegal still personally mixes every batch of his secret protein formula with his own hands in his private Miami bakery.

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