Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET Helps New York Jets Defensive Tackle Kris Jenkins Lose Weight for 2010 Season

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Four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle using weight-loss expert Dr. Sanford Siegal's special diet cookies to trim down for the start of Jets training camp

Kris Jenkins of NY Jets Uses Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet

Like a half million patients before him, Kris Jenkins is following a reduced-calorie diet and using my cookies to keep his hunger in check. I'm confident he'll win the competition and, more importantly, reach a healthful weight.

When New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan challenged star defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to a weight-loss contest, Jenkins turned to renowned physician, author, and weight-loss expert Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., best known as the creator of the popular Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® weight-loss brand. Coach Ryan recently challenged Jenkins and teammate Damien Woody to a three-man contest to see who can drop the most pounds by the start of the Jets training camp. While the losers of the contest have agreed to make a donation to the winner's charity, Jenkins has even more incentive to win: the team reportedly wants the anchor of their defense to be at 360 pounds in order to maximize his speed and continue to dominate the line of scrimmage.

Jenkins, who is a four-time NFL Pro Bowl athlete, weighed 390 pounds at the beginning of the competition. He's now at 368 pounds, just eight pounds from his goal.

After investigating various weight-loss plans, Jenkins visited Dr. Sanford Siegal, the South Florida physician and "Cookie Doctor" who has achieved international fame for his weight-loss system that uses his proprietary cookies and shake mixes to satisfy hunger and enable one to stick to a reduced-calorie diet.

"With such a hectic schedule, I don't have time for a complicated diet plan. I need a system that's convenient and that works fast," said Jenkins. "I read about Dr. Siegal's approach on http://www.CookieDiet.com and, after watching some of the news stories posted there, I decided to see him at his Miami clinic."

To reach his goal weight of 360 pounds, Jenkins is exercising, eating right, and using Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® weight-loss system under the personal supervision of Dr. Siegal.

Jenkins is one of a growing number of celebrities who have used Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® to lose weight. Last week, reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi revealed that she successfully used Dr. Siegal's cookies to reach her goal to lose ten pounds in time to enjoy this summer at the Jersey Shore.

"There's no magic to losing weight. It's a matter of burning more calories than you consume. However, that's easier said than done because of hunger. Hunger wrecks diets," said Dr. Siegal. "Like a half million patients before him, Kris Jenkins is following a reduced-calorie diet and using my cookies to keep his hunger in check. I'm confident he'll win the competition and, more importantly, reach a healthful weight."

Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® is continuously in the news. Recent profiles include:

ABC's Good Morning America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9fuI9yzx4o
WFAA-TV Dallas
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/64574632.html

NFL Network
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-player-interviews/09000d5d81937f2e/Kris-Jenkins-interview
ABOUT SANFORD SIEGAL, D.O., M.D.

Dr. Sanford Siegal is a practicing physician, author, and weight-loss expert who 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.

Since 1975, Dr. Siegal's medical practice, Siegal Medical Group, has treated more than 500,000 overweight patients with Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET®.

In 2007, Dr. Siegal began offering his cookies, shake mixes, and other products through CookieDiet.com (which has more than 125,000 members) and retail stores including Walgreens and GNC.

Dr. Siegal is the author of numerous books on subjects ranging from the role of fiber in diets, hypothyroidism, and hunger control. His latest book, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Book: How a Doctor and His Cookie Helped 500,000 People Lose Weight Fast (2009, Hyde Park Publishing Ltd., 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-9822728-3-19999), is available at Amazon.com, BN.com, Barnes & Noble stores, and Walgreens.com.

Media Relations:

Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® (CookieDiet.com)
877-377-4342

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