Dessert for breakfast could actually contribute to weight loss, study says
Posted: Feb 13, 2012 5:12 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 13, 2012 5:12 PM CST
(CNN) - A surprising discovery by researchers, who found that eating dessert for breakfast could actually contribute to weight loss!
Researchers divided obese adults into two diet groups--one group had a low-carb low calorie breakfast, while the second had a high calorie breakfast, including a dessert item.
Both groups initially lost weight on the low-calorie diet. But researchers found that the group that didn't have dessert for breakfast regained the weight.
Overall, the dessert group lost an average of 40 pounds more than the non-dessert group.
Researchers say the non-dessert group didn't feel full and eventually cheated on the diet plan.
The scientists say the key is to indulge in the morning when the body's metabolism is more active.