Fat people should eat cake for breakfast
That is the conclusion drawn by a recent study. The study revealed that obese participants who consumed a breakfast high in protein and carbohydrates that included a dessert were more likely to stick to their diet and keep the weight off than participants who ate a low-carb, low-Calorie breakfast which excluded sweets.
The study suggests, said Dr. Daniela Jakubowiz, of Tel Aviv University in Israel (it’s good to see that important research is not being done just in the United States), that carbohydrates and protein eaten during breakfast may keep us satisfied through the day, while the addition of some sweets helps stem cravings for these foods.
The study involved 193 obese adults. Half of the test subjects were randomly assigned large breakfasts of 600 Calories, which also included a dessert item, such as a cookie or doughnut. The second group was assigned a small breakfast of 300 Calories. Both groups consumed a total of 1600 Calories (men) and 1400 Calories (women) per day; however, the group that ate the big breakfast ate a smaller dinner between 300-400 Calories.
After following this diet for sixteen weeks, both groups had lost about the same amount of weight; however, during the follow-up session of the study, after participants were advised to continue to follow the diet but to eat more if they were craving additional calories, the big breakfast group lost 15 pounds, while the small breakfast group gained 24.
As one of the most well-thought-out obesity studies, it helps unshackle dieters from the binds of low-Calorie, low-carbohydrate diets. Starting tomorrow morning I will be having a hearty breakfast of quail eggs, turkey bacon, and mini-muffin.