If you have a sweet tooth and you are trying to lose weight then perhaps the diet gods are on your side. Recent research suggests that dieting is more about when you indulge vs. avoiding foods completely. It may sound like the icing on the cake but according to Israeili researchers, finishing off a breakfast rich in protein with something sweet, like a doughnut, chocolate or cake could be the secret to shedding even more weight.
After the eight-month study, the people who enjoyed a dessert for breakfast had lost an average of 38 more pounds per person than the traditional dieters. Each test group was restricted to 1400 calories but the ones who started the morning with a sweet treat felt more satisfied and ate less throughout the entire day.
If you are trying to lose weight consider adding more sweet indulgences to you your meals. The morning is an ideal time to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
The recent study confirms that people who eat more calories in the morning often lose more weight than those who restrict their food intake. The reason why is because people feel more full and are less likely to cheat.
Dessert eaters lost more weight because they shifted their mentality to, “What can I add to my diet?” vs “What do I have to subtract?” When your brain focuses on the plentiful rich in fiber and dense nutrient foods, it is satisfied. When you eat these foods you no longer feel hungry for more. This is a classic case of the human tendency to want what we can’t have. When we focus on the things we can’t have we tend to eat more of them by binging or over restricting.
Give yourself the freedom to eat what you want when you want it. The goal is to listen to your body. Trust your own instincts, you may even find that you don’t want the entire piece of cake, a few bites will satisfy your craving.
If you are not creme la tart person, there are plenty of foods to add to your morning meal that will keep cravings away all day long. Banana pear pudding is a perfect blend of potassium, sweet flavor and protein. Chocolate almond oat bars are another great alternative to eating cake. No matter how much weight you would like to lose, eating a big breakfast (600 calories or more) can help you lose weight. If you don’t believe us try it out and watch your food cravings disappear. You may surprise yourself. Just make sure to listen to your body because each meal there after is usually less food.
This research is good news for the gals, you can still enjoy happy hour and lose weight. The owner of a Sports bar Portland Oregon, suggest that people enjoy their time out with friends. The less we restrict our food, the more weight we can actually lose. Now that gives food for thought a whole new meaning.