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As most of you know, I've been on a weight loss journey since around August 2011. A few months ago, I did a post about how to trick yourself into losing weight and one of my favorite tricks were to eat cake for breakfast. Mainly because I love sweets and cookies, cake and ice cream are my weakness. It actually made sense to me because if you eat cake in the morning, you'd have all day to burn it off. The remainder of the day, you could eat your low-calorie meals and it would eventually balance itself out.
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OMG! I have died and gone to heaven. You mean I can still eat cake and lose weight???? The answer is YES!!! Researchers from Tel Aviv University (read about the study) had one group of dieters eat a 600-calorie breakfast that contained a sweet dessert and had another group eat a 300-calorie breakfast for 16 weeks. Both groups consumed the same amount of calories daily and both lost the exact same amount of weight. Afterwards, the groups were told to maintain their diets but eat more if they felt hungry. At the end of another 16 weeks the weigh-in was SHOCKING… The group who ate cake for breakfast lost MORE weight while the others regained back the weight they had lost from the first 16 weeks.. I guess it’s true what they say: “Don’t deprive yourself.”
Well, here is confirmation yet again. According to BlackDoctor.org, having dessert for breakfast is the new key to weight loss.
Researchers from Wolfson Medical Center compared two diet regimens -- one featuring a low-carbohydrate breakfast, the other a high-protein, high-carb breakfast — the sweets-with-breakfast group lost more weight after eight months. Research found that those who had sweets for breakfast had much lower levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, which caused them to feel less hungry and less likely to crave foods they'd consumed earlier that day.
“a high protein and carbohydrate breakfast may overcome these compensatory changes and prevent obesity relapse,” they concluded.
So, this is a second confirmation for me and I'm definitely going to have to try this and see how it works out. Although the doctors don't recommend you consume sweets more than one to two times a week, I'm willing to see if this helps my sweet cravings. At this point, I'm willing to do whatever necessary to get rid of this extra person I'm carrying around.
Who's with me???
Read more over at BlackDoctor.org