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Happy New Year for Marty: Arizona Man Drops 164 Pounds on Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET and Appears on ABC's Good Morning America

Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET success story Marty Moorehead went from 363 to 199 pounds in twelve months and shared his story on ABC's Good Morning America on January 8, 2010

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2010 -- Marty Moorehead, who weighed in at 363 pounds and had a 56 inch waist a year ago, kicked off 2010 with an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America last Friday, feeling and looking like a new man, minus 164 pounds and appearing dapper in size 38 pants. Moorehead, from the Phoenix, Arizona, suburb of Gilbert, participated in GMA's roundup look at America's top weight-loss approaches, including the one that worked so well for him: Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® by renowned physician, author, and obesity expert Dr. Sanford Siegal.

Watch the GMA Video "5 Diets, 5 Success Stories"

"At the time that I joined back in January of 2009, I needed a special seat belt extension whenever I flew. I had trouble finding pants with a 56 inch waist. I was very self-conscious about my appearance," said Moorehead. "But this morning, I found myself on national TV in front of millions of people, trimmer and healthier than I was for many years. In my case, happy new year is a major understatement!"

Moorehead's appearance on Good Morning America was the latest in a perpetual string of national media profiles of Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., and his venerable weight-loss diet. Recently, Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® was featured in stories by CNN's Joy Behar Show; ABC's Good Morning America and The View; NBC's Today Show; The Wall Street Journal; and The New York Times. On October 21, 2009, Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet was the number one search topic on AOL; two days earlier, it was sixth on Google's list. Links to these and more than 100 other TV and print news reports are at

"Marty Moorehead's story should inspire anyone who has a lot of weight to lose," said Dr. Siegal. "I'm glad that my cookie was able to keep his hunger in check but the credit for his success goes to Marty and his unwavering determination not to let his weight rob him and his wife, Grace, of their future."

Dr. Sanford Siegal developed the concept of a diet based on a hunger-controlling food in the early 1970s while writing a book about substances in food that are particularly satisfying of hunger. Based on his research, he engineered a formula to curb hunger and enable his patients to stick to the low-calorie diet that he advocates. After several years of experimenting in his family's kitchen, Dr. Siegal produced a particular mixture of amino acids that resulted from the combination of certain food substances. He baked his formula into a cookie and gave it to a few patients. Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® was an overnight success. Shortly thereafter, he created his shake mixes which, when added to water and ice in a blender, produce a cool, hunger-controlling beverage. By the mid-1980s, his Miami-based medical practice had grown to include 14 clinics and he was supplying his cookies and shakes to hundreds of other physicians.

In 2007, Dr. Siegal and his son, Matthew Siegal, the company's CEO, began offering their cookies, shake mixes, and other products directly to consumers through (which has more than 116,000 members) and retailers, including GNC, Walgreens, and

Although knockoff products have recently appeared, Dr. Siegal's cookie-based diet is recognized as the original, and he continues to command a nearly 100 percent share of voice in the press.

In June 2009, Dr. Siegal published 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), which is available at,, Barnes & Noble stores, and


Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® is a 35 year old, profitable, 100% debt-free, family-owned business comprising several companies with corporate locations in the Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC, metro areas. Under license from Dr. Siegal's SM Licensing Corporation, Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC operates six retail outlets (including its flagship store in Beverly Hills), and the web site (over 116,000 members); and distributes products through Walgreens, GNC,, and independent retailers and physicians.

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