NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins has won the three-man weight-loss challenge proposed by Head Coach Rex Ryan back in May, defeating Ryan and teammate Damien Woody. Jenkins lost 33 pounds compared to 26 pounds for Woody and 20 pounds for Ryan. A four-time NFL Pro Bowl athlete, Jenkins weighed 390 pounds at the start of the competition and now weighs in at a lean 359 pounds. To help insure his victory, Jenkins had recruited renowned physician, author, and weight-loss expert Dr. Sanford Siegal and followed the Miami physician's popular Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet weight-loss regimen.
In May, Coach Ryan challenged teammates Damien Woody and Kris Jenkins to join him in a three-man competition to see who could lose the most weight prior to the start of the Jets' 2010 training camp. The Jets wanted Jenkins to lose about 30 pounds so that the anchor of their defense would be at maximum speed and peak performance.
"I'm a very competitive person so I'm not surprised that I won, but I can't believe I won with the help of cookies!" said Jenkins shortly after the final weigh-in. "Before I went down to Dr. Siegal's clinic in Miami, I watched a lot of the news stories about his diet on www.CookieDiet.com. Then I met with him and that's when I knew for sure I was going to win. Dr. Siegal's approach is simple and it works fast, and that's what I needed."
As an incentive, Ryan, Jenkins, and Woody agreed at the outset that the two losers would make a generous donation to the winner's designated charity. In that spirit, Dr. Siegal and his son, Matthew Siegal, the CEO of Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, announced today that they will make a $10,000 donation to Jenkins' scholarship fund at the University of Maryland at College Park.
"Kris Jenkins and I attended the University of Maryland at College Park so I'm particularly pleased to support his scholarship fund," said Matthew Siegal.
Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet weight-loss program and foods were created 35 years ago by Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., in order to control his patients' hunger and enable them to stick to a reduced-calorie diet. More than 500,000 of Dr. Siegal's patients, and those of hundreds of other doctors that he has supplied, have used his cookies, shake mixes, and other foods. Dr. Siegal personally mixes every batch of his secret protein formula in his private bakery in Miami. His cookies are available at www.CookieDiet.com and more than 10,000 retail stores including Walgreens and GNC.
Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet is one of the most popular weight-loss brands in North America and is perpetually in the news. Dr. Siegal has been profiled by the Today Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, The New York Times and hundreds of other media:
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Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® (CookieDiet.com)
B roll of Kris Jenkins with Dr. Siegal in his Miami clinic, and hi-resolution photos, are available.
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