The so-called cookie diet can be a very efficient in helping persons lose significant amounts of excess weight in a relatively short amount of time. The cookies are meant to be used as a substitute for regular meals. It must be noted that the cookies usually do not have a proper balance of nutrients so that means that in certain cases they may trigger certain side effects.
Most people find it impossible to eat cookies and be on a diet but it actually can happen. The cookies may not be the preferable type of treats but still they provide the person with a very healthy alternative to the ordinary meals.
Cookies also provide the person with precious ingredients without bringing the usual feeling of guilt that is commonly associated with all types of sweets. Diet cookies are actually an easy way to lose extraordinary amounts of excess weight. Some people may find eating the same type of food for prolonged periods of time somewhat boring and the diet hardly ever works with people who suffer from the nasty habit of overeating.
Those who are trying to get rid of excessive weight should always avoid cookies made with white flour because they are abundant in carbohydrates. Oats and wheat flour are efficient in scrubbing out the digestive tract as they do not turn into sugar.
They are also very beneficial in suppressing one’ appetite and they are very good for the overall health of the heart. When making cookies with wheat flour, more eggs, baking soda and baking powder are required. Another wise option is to use fruit in the cookies instead of flavor chips, nuts and chocolate.
Some of the most beneficial fruits are dried strawberries, raisins, dried cranberries and dried blueberries because they all have very potent antioxidant properties. Dried apples and mangoes are also an excellent addition to any cookie recipe. Fruit acts as a natural sweetener in any recipe. Sometimes even certain types of vegetables can be used as natural sweeteners.
Coconut is remarkable in bringing a certain tropical flavor to any cookie recipe. Nuts can be added to common cookie recipes in order to provide more protein to the everyday diet. Peanut butter can be added as well. Butter fat should be avoided at all costs, and one should always opt for margarine or even coconut oil. Regular oil can also be replaced by olive oil, grapeseed, mashed bananas, pumpkin puree or applesauce.