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Dessert For Breakfast = Weight Loss?

I have a problem… It’s called Late Night Snacking!  A few years back, I ate way more sugary sweets than I do now, but not during the later evening hours.  This led me to some online research.  Maybe I should switch the time that I eat high-sugar foods.  Perhaps if I go ahead and indulge in the morning, it might be a good idea?

Researchers say that indulging in something sweet in the morning, when the body’s metabolism is at its calorie-burning best, helps stave off sugar cravings for the rest of the day; and that people with highly restrictive diets end up not sticking to their eating plans.  Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz of Tel Aviv University’s Wolfson Medical Center and colleagues found that non-diabetic obese adults who wanted to lose some poundage were able to reduce their weight and their cravings if they ate a breakfast full of carbs, protein and … dessert! Jakubowicz said that the combination of protein and carbs increased satiety, or feeling full; and the dessert decreased cravings for sweet, starchy and fatty foods.  According the study, the dessert breakfast group had a significantly larger reduction in levels of the hormone associated with triggering hunger: while high-calorie breakfast eaters had 45.2 percent less ghrelin, the low-calorie breakfast group had only 29.5 percent less ghrelin in a series of blood tests.

What is ghrelin?  It’s evil.  Find out more here.

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