Chocolate Cake For Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight!

Eating chocolate cake as part of a full breakfast can help you lose weight, say scientists.

It sounds too good to be true but new research says having dessert – along with the traditional fry up – burns off the pounds.

Morning is the best time to consume sweets because that’s when the body’s metabolism is most active – and we have the rest of the day to work off the calories, a new study shows.

Eating cookies or chocolate as part of breakfast that includes proteins and carbs also helps stem the craving for sweets later.

Researchers split 193 clinically obese, non-diabetic adults into two groups who consumed either a low-carb diet that included a 300-calorie breakfast or a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that included a chocolate cake dessert.

Halfway through the 32-week study both groups had lost an average of 33 lbs per person. But in the second half of the study the low-carb group regained an average of 22 lbs per person – while the dessert gorgers lost another 15 lbs each.

At the end those who had consumed a 600 calorie breakfast had lost an average of 40 lbs more per person than their peers.

Although both groups consumed the same daily total calories – the men 1600 calories per day and the women 1400 – “the participants in the low-carbohydrate diet group had less satisfaction and felt that they were not full,” said Professor Daniela Jakubowicz.

Their cravings for sugars and carbohydrates were more intense and eventually caused them to cheat on the diet plan.

This also suggests that the dessert group will be more successful at keeping the weight off, said the researchers whose findings are published in journal Steroids.

Prof Jakubowicz said: “But the group that consumed a bigger breakfast, including dessert, experienced few if any cravings for these foods later in the day.”

Prof Jakubowicz, of Tel Aviv University, said attempting to avoid sweets entirely can create a psychological addiction to these same foods in the long-term.

A meal in the morning provides energy for the day’s tasks, aids in brain functioning and kick-starts the body’s metabolism, making it crucial for weight loss and maintenance.

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14 Comments on “Chocolate Cake For Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight!”

  1. March 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    It would be interesting to see the effect in weight loss comparing another group that had a 600 cal breakfast without cake.

  2. March 6, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    That oughta be some rather popular news. And yep, I suppose most comments are going to be that obvious.

  3. @MattAKAWolfXY
    March 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    So I HAVE been doing it right the whole time….

    • SuGizzy
      March 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

      Are you fat or skinny?

  4. SuGizzy
    March 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Im going to the store right now to get 2 chocolate cakes……

  5. SizzlePop
    April 6, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    But what if I have a 50cal breakfast, which was sweet. Wouldn’t work better?

    • April 7, 2012 at 6:39 am #

      No a 50 cal breakfast would be almost pointless. The study (and it isn’t the first) shows that a much higher calorie breakfast is better for you. None of your meals should only be 50 cal – ever!

  6. phil heath
    April 6, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Almost could make sense ,having sugar hit first thing ,be great if it did .

  7. Lauren
    April 6, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Of course you’ll be hungry after only having a 300 cal breakfast. I think the key here is not cake, but more rounded, higher calorie meal to start the day.

    • April 7, 2012 at 3:45 am #

      i reckon one of the best ways to lose weight is by having a proper high calorie breakfast

    • April 7, 2012 at 6:37 am #

      Part of the point of the cake is that it’s better to eat it for breakfast than at any other time of the day and it reduced cravings for sweet foods throughout the day.

  8. April 7, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Makes a lot of sense. Chocolate cakes maintaining weight and helping to burn Calories when taken at dawn sounds great! I love cakes, love them even more in chocolate. I can maintain the weight i am so scared of gaining more than needed.

  9. chris shaw
    June 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    people should sent to jail for child endangerment, considering that a chid would be the only ones to buuy into this.

  10. terr
    September 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    This sounds great and all, but different bodies metabolise differently… it doesn’t seem like a completely fair experiment

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