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New Diet Find: Dessert in Breakfast Helps Dieters Lose Weight


Cookies & cakes are normally a taboo for those on a diet. But researchers from Tel Aviv Calorie Breakfast including carbohydrates & proteins helps in Weight LossUniversity have found that dessert, as part of a balanced 600-calorie breakfast which also includes carbohydrates and proteins, can help dieters lose more weight and keep that weight for much longer.

Prof. Daniela J, Dr. Julio W and Dr. Mona Boaz of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Diabetes Unit at Wolfson Medical Center, and Prof. Oren F of Hebrew University Jerusalem say that the key is to indulge in the morning, when the body’s metabolism is at its most active and we are better able to work off the extra calories throughout the day.

Explains Prof. Daniela J – that attempting to avoid sweets entirely can create a psychological addiction to these same foods in the long-term. Cravings throughout the rest of the day can be controlled by adding dessert items to breakfast.

Participants, who added dessert to their breakfast such as cookies & cakes, or chocolate, lost an average of forty lbs, more than a group that avoided such foods over the course of a thirty two week-long study, detailed in the journal Steroids.

Participants in both groups had lost an average of thirty three lbs. per person halfway through the study. Results, however, differed drastically in the second half of the study.

Surprisingly, participants in the group with a larger breakfast experienced weight loss of another fifteen lbs. each but participants in the low-carbohydrate group regained an average of twenty two lbs. per person.

Those who had consumed a six hundred calorie breakfast had lost an average of forty lbs. more per person than their peers, after completion of thirty two weeks.

Prof. Daniela J says ingesting a higher proportion of our daily calories at breakfast makes sense.

This is not only good for body function, but helps in controlling & curbing cravings. Highly restrictive diets that forbid desserts and carbohydrates are initially effective.

But the restrictive diets cause dieters to stray from their food plans as a result of withdrawal-like symptoms. They end up regaining much of the weight they lost during the proper diet.

Prof. Daniela J concludes, “This shows ultimately that a diet must be realistic to be adopted as part of a new lifestyle. Curbing cravings is better than deprivation for weight loss success.”

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