Wait, say that again? Dessert for breakfast helps weight loss? Our inner child is yelling “Take that mom, I can have ice cream for breakfast!” Before you indulge in an ice cream sundae, brownies and candy know that’s not the full story.
What’s important to take away from this is that starting your morning with a high protein food and a “dessert” like a doughnut or slice of cake might be able to help you keep the weight off. “A high protein and carbohydrate breakfast may overcome these compensatory changes and prevent obesity relapse,” researchers from Tel Aviv University’s Wolfson Medical Center in Israel concluded. The researchers speculated that dieters who had sweets with breakfast had lower levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, so they weren’t as hungry and were less likely to crave the foods they’d eaten earlier in the day.
It’s suggested that eating high protein food with every meal will also contribute to weight loss since it will keep you fuller.