A good night’s sleep can be one of the most effective methods for weight loss… but what if we told you having dessert for breakfast could also help you lose weight?
Researchers recruited 200 nondiabetic obese adults, and then randomly assigned them to two different diet groups – the difference between the two being breakfast.
One group consumed a 600-calorie breakfast including a protein source and their choice desert such as a cookie or doughnut. The other group consumed a high-protein, low-carbohydrate, 300 calorie breakfast – and sadly, no doughnut.
The first four months – both groups lost the same amount of weight (33lbs). In the following four months those in the non-doughnut breakfast group regained about 22 pounds, while the doughnut eaters went on to lose an additional 15 pounds!
Doughnut eaters also reported less hunger and fewer cravings while dieting. Their food diaries proved they were more disciplined with their calorie limits.
Researchers believe meal timing and composition led to the doughnut group’s weight-loss success – since a diet with a protein and carbohydrate source helps reduce hunger, and cut down on cravings. A doughnut, or two, is actually important to keep you satisfied and prevent binge eating.
If you’re thinking of having (only) doughnuts for breakfast every day from now on – we’ve got to stop you right there! 😂
You shouldn’t eat nutrient-poor, calorie-dense foods breakfast every day. Try sticking to an appropriate calorie range – and once all the boring healthy stuff is out of the way… have at it with that Bavarian Boston cream filled doughnut!