Dessert with Breakfast Could Lead to Massive Weight Loss

by on December 25th, 2010
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People thought I was strange when I would take advantage of the dessert bar that the local steakhouse offered during breakfast hours. Turns out, I’m not so strange after all. In fact, a recent study from Israel has found that those who eat dessert with breakfast are more likely to lose weight. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, the numbers may surprise you.

The Study

The study comprised of two groups of dieters, one of which was put on a low-carb diet and allowed only 300 calories at breakfast. The second group was allowed 600 calories, which was high in protein and carbohydrates. The second group also consumed chocolate at the end of their meal as a dessert. It’s important to note that both groups were given the same amount of calories (1,600 for males and 1,400 for females).

The Results

At first, the diets seemed to have the same effect. In both groups, the average weight loss was 33 pounds per person after the first half of the study. However, as the study came to an end those that were allowed breakfast had lost another 15 pounds per person, while those on the low-carb diet has regained 22 pounds per person.

Final Thoughts

With the dessert group losing an average of 40 pounds more than those that were on a low-carb diet it can be tempting to give in to temptation. But, why did the second group lose more weight? The study concluded that while both groups consumed the same amount of calories, those that had dessert in the morning were more satisfied with their plan and less likely to experience cravings later in the day. I personally feel that another reason this diet worked was that the second group consumed more calories earlier in the day, which gave them time to burn off the calories throughout the day.

Personally, I would try this plan. I love sweets in the morning and feel that eating more calories early in the day is a good plan. I’d certainly love to see whether or not it really prevents cravings later in the day. I’m the type to snack late in the evening and I know this is bad for me. Still, I have to admit that it does seem slightly unorthodox to eat dessert after breakfast on a daily basis, but then again it sounds pretty fun. Who knew something so sinful could actually be good for you?


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