Cookies designed to help kids lose weight

By Camille H, Parent Herald March 27, 03:58 pm

A new diet that includes the consumption of nine cookies spread throughout the day may help prevent obesity among children as long as they also consume five servings of fruits and vegetables.

Dr. Sarah Brewer recommends that the National Health Service, along with general practitioners, take on the diet that was created by a doctor from the United States. She believes that new, more radical measures should be done and new approaches should be tried.

Dr. Sanford Siegal, the brain behind the cookie diet, recommends cookies that are rich in hunger-satiating amino acids derived from milk, egg whites, rice, oatmeal and other grains.

His company said: "The cookie diet's high protein, low sugar cookies are designed to fill you up without taking away your ability to enjoy the kind of snack food we all love tucking into."

Brewer recommends the diet as opposed to more drastic measures.

"Rather than putting children on the operating table, we should explore other weight loss options that have been show to work in other countries," she told the Daily Mail.

She also believes that older methods in relation to dieting and weight loss are not necessarily working, especially with the growing number of obese children in the United Kingdom.

As of late, methods such as fitness routines and encouraging improved diets among children and their households have done little to move the needle - a reality that's prompted Brewer to suggest newer, more creative methods.

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