Almost everyone has heard of the Hollywood Cookie Diet at one time or another, but is it a the proper way to lose weight or just a hoax? At first glance, the cookie diet looks like a great way to lose weight. You can lose weight fast and don't have to give up eating sweets. Even celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Kelley Clarkson, Howard Stern, and Jennifer Hudson claim that the cookie diet has helped them lose weight. But when you get a closer look at how the diet works, you find out that it's not the healthy way to lose weight. The cookie diet requires the dieter to eat four cookies a day. Two replacing breakfast and lunch, and the other two cookies for snacks in-between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner. Each cookie is around 150 calories and is created to make the person feel full after eating each one. For dinner, the cookie diet requires the person to eat a moderate meal equalling 400-500 calories. The good part of the cookie diet is that it comes in four different kinds of cookies and each one contains 13 minerals, vitamins, protein, and fiber. But the cons far out way the pros. The cookie diet is designed to drastically reduce a person's caloric intake to make the body burn the fat it already has. This low daily intake of calories can cause the body's metabolism to slow down and make the body burn less and less calories. When the body's metabolism slows down, this in turn causes the person to lose less and less weight. The cookie diet can also cause harm to the body, as the calorie intake is lower than what doctors recommend. After a while, the dieter may stop using the cookie diet because of this slowed weight loss and when they go back to a normal eating routine, this can cause the person to actually gain weight. Overall, the Hollywood Cookie diet may help a person lose weight in the short run, but if a person really wants to lose weight and keep if off, the cookie diet is not a good choice. Instead, people should make healthy and wise choices on choosing what to eat and exercise regularly to lose weight properly.