New research from the Tel Aviv University finds that a *small* amount of dessert with a a well-balanced breakfast can help the dieters lose pounds. Morning, the researchers argue, is the best time to consumer sweets because the body's metabolism is most active and has the rest of the day to burn calories.
In a calorie-controlled experimental study, "participants in the low-carbohydrate diet group had less satisfaction and felt that they were not full," said Professor Daniela Jakubowicz. As a result, participants who had not indulged in a little dessert had cravings throughout the day, which may hurt their chances of long-term weight gain. In the Tel Aviv study, both groups had lost an average of 33 pounds halfway through, but the low-carb group regained 22 pounds, on average. The lucky dessert group lost another 15 pounds, on average.
What do you think? Is eating dessert for breakfast a smart thing to do?