Dessert at Breakfast for Weight Loss? Bring on the Cake!

Study finds adding sweets to a balanced breakfast can help you slim down

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

We love having breakfast for dinner, but dessert for breakfast? Well, sign us up! We officially just became morning people!

A new study out of Tel Aviv University finds that when dieters add dessert to a balanced breakfast, they lose more weight and keep it off, according to a release from the school.

It’s all about getting your indulgences in early, giving you time to burn off those sweet treats over the course of the day, the researchers say in the release.

During the 32-week-long study, folks who ate cookies, cake or chocolate with the rest of their breakfast lost, on average, 40 pounds more than a group told to avoid desserts, the release notes.

Having our cake for breakfast and eating it too, while dropping some major poundage? Gotta bolt: An egg, toast and banana cream pie await.

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First Published February 10, 2012

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