I was finally able to speak with the person who lost the most weight on the Breakfast Cookie Diet: 14.3 pounds in 30 days!
She was in too great a hurry to be interviewed at the time of the study, but I was able to reach her by phone.
She told me the diet was "effortless because the cookies made her not hungry". Some days she exercised and some days she didn't. And like many of the participants, she didn't experience cravings.
During the 30 days, her Body Mass Index (BMI) also dropped from 27.3 to 24.7!
In the interest of full disclosure: I also reached a participant who didn't lose weight -- but gained it instead. She assured me that she had followed the diet to the letter, and I have to believe her.
What I can honestly say to people who are considering the Breakfast Cookie Diet is that you'll know very quickly if the diet is going to work for you. If you follow the instructions on the website and do not lose a pound or two in the first week, it may not be the diet for you -- for whatever reasons. In the meantime, you've been consuming a healthy and nutritious baked good that is guaranteed to boost the omega-3s in your tissues.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried the diet -- for a month, week or even a weekend. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.