Dessert For Breakfast?

Frequent readers of my articles may be confused by this title. I’m often promoting healthy eating, and low calorie chicken recipes for dinner. Dessert for breakfast? Am I sick?

Dessert is absolutely frowned upon when it comes to working towards your fit and toned body. Well, that’s what I thought. It turns out that dessert may actually help you get fit.

According to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University, eating dessert as part of a 600-calorie breakfast that includes proteins and carbs can help people lose weight, and keep it off.

Over the course of a 32 week study, scientists found that people who had dessert — cookies, cake or chocolate — with their breakfast lost an average of 40 pounds more than people who avoided sweets all together, and they didn’t gain the weight back either.

How on earth is this possible? Well, in the morning, your body’s metabolism is the most active. At this time, we’re better able to burn off the calories during the day as opposed to having some ice cream after dinner right as your body is preparing to go to sleep.

The researchers also said that it’s not good to entirely cut sweets our of your diet, because it can create a psychological addiction to them in the long run, causing you to crave them 24/7. I have to say, I’ve actually experienced this before, and I’m not even much of a dessert fan.

Obviously it wouldn’t be smart to incorporate something bad for you every morning, but if you’re having one of those days where you’re having a craving, get that out of the way in the morning.

Surprised? Excited? I may be a little of both…

Ally Batista | Elite.

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