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Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight
Daily Telegraph ^ | 2:10PM GMT 08 Feb 2012

Posted on 02/13/2012 12:27:19 AM PST by Olog-hai

Eating chocolate cake as part of a full breakfast can help you lose weight, say scientists.

It sounds too good to be true, but new research says having dessert—along with the traditional fry-up—burns off the pounds.

Morning is the best time to consume sweets, because that's when the body's metabolism is most active—and we have the rest of the day to work off the calories, a new study shows.

Eating cookies or chocolate as part of a breakfast that includes proteins and carbs also helps stem the craving for sweets later.

Researchers split 193 clinically obese, non-diabetic adults into two groups who consumed either a low-carb diet that included a 300-calorie breakfast or a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that included a chocolate cake dessert.

Halfway through the 32-week study, both groups had lost an average of 33 pounds per person. But in the second half of the study, the low-carb group regained an average of 22 pounds per person—while the dessert-gorgers lost another 15 pounds each. At the end those who had consumed a 600 calorie breakfast had lost an average of 40 pounds more per person than their peers.

Although both groups consumed the same daily total calories—the men 1600 calories per day and the women 1400—"the participants in the low-carbohydrate diet group had less satisfaction and felt that they were not full," said Professor Daniela Jakubowicz. Their cravings for sugars and carbohydrates were more intense and eventually caused them to cheat on the diet plan. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: breakfast; chocolatecake; weightloss

1 posted on 02/13/2012 12:27:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I should be practically invisible by now...


2 posted on 02/13/2012 12:30:25 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Olog-hai

Old news. Mr. Biddle knew this back in the nineteen teens.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 12:38:53 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Olog-hai

You mean those Hostess commercials were right?


4 posted on 02/13/2012 12:39:43 AM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hate chocolate, eat the veggie topping off of pizza and toss the rest.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 12:51:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Psssst!!!

6 posted on 02/13/2012 12:51:52 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Olog-hai

Ergo Cocoa Krispies are better for you than Rice Krispies!


7 posted on 02/13/2012 12:58:43 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

“At the end those who had consumed a 600 calorie breakfast had lost an average of 40 pounds more per person than their peers. “

**

I knew this cereal thing was nonsense.


8 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:24 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Olog-hai

My ideal breakfast would be meat or fish and some kind of berry pie. I’ve always avoided fluffy carbs like bread, so that I can have something sweet like cake or candy. Much more satisfaction for the same amount of calories. I just don’t buy the grain thing. Protein is essential, though.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 1:25:24 AM PST by giotto
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To: smokingfrog

LOL!


10 posted on 02/13/2012 3:42:33 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Olog-hai

Do any of these people know anything for certain?


11 posted on 02/13/2012 3:43:33 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: giotto
I just don’t buy the grain thing.

I believe the point of grains is for the fiber. Which you're getting plenty of, if you eat fruits and vegetables. The starch in grains is also available from other sources.

12 posted on 02/13/2012 3:49:56 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Do any of these people know anything for certain?

No, they don't, actually. Many "studies" are just observational, in which they try to compare groups of people and find a correlation between various characteristics. But those studies don't explain anything, and too often, only confirm whatever the "researcher's" initial bias was. Most MDs who do these sorts of studies have not, in fact, had any formal training as researchers.

As a formally trained medical researcher, it drives me nuts to see the results of so many "studies" used as gospel truth.

13 posted on 02/13/2012 3:59:35 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Olog-hai

Does anyone remember the old Bill Cosby routine:

“Dad is great! He gave us chocolate cake!” (For breakfast, when the wife was away.)


14 posted on 02/13/2012 4:21:37 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I was thinking the same thing! Has the four major food groups...


15 posted on 02/13/2012 4:25:45 AM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: Olog-hai

Seriously, moderation...even chocolate would get tiring day after day (did I finally grow up, as I can’t believe I posted that).

If you want cake with breakfast...enjoy. If you want a bowl of twigs and berries...knock yourself out. Just do either in moderation and you will do fine and you will enjoy your life (rather than feel deprived and then binge). And you will save money on stupid diet books.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 4:26:54 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Does anyone remember the old Bill Cosby routine:

That was the first and only thing I thought of when I saw this headline.

"Bill Cosby: Himself" may be the funniest stand up routine ever and he did it all without cursing every five seconds. My children will stop whatever they are doing and watch it whenever it is playing. Our sides hurt from laughing when it is finished.

17 posted on 02/13/2012 5:03:10 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Apple Blossom; BabyBMW

ping


18 posted on 02/13/2012 5:05:39 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Olog-hai

Both groups should have had equal caloric intake at breakfast, what a bunch of crap.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 5:16:30 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: OldMissileer

Bill Cosby -Chocolate Cake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuamlBQ2aW4&feature=related


20 posted on 02/13/2012 5:27:36 AM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like a diet I could live with.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 5:34:09 AM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

Bill Cosby promoted this over 40 years ago.

“Dad is great, chocolate cake!”


22 posted on 02/13/2012 5:55:57 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Olog-hai

I once new a women who would bring a large box of King Don’s into the office every morning and proceed to eat the entire box before lunch. She weighed about 500lbs, so I guess the chocolate cake diet didn’t work for her...


23 posted on 02/13/2012 6:04:14 AM PST by apillar
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