Dr. Siegal’s and his now famous Cookie Diet weight loss program has been around for a while. It was first introduced in the mid 70’s, so longevity counts for something. What it involves is, well you guessed it, things you like to eat, like cookies and shakes. Dr Seigal’s program has helped over 500,000 overweight people to shed their weight, simply by curbing their hunger pangs. The diet program was first developed in 1975 by a real actual doctor, Dr. Sanford Siegal to help his overweight patients in Miami, Florida.