Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cake for Breakfast

'When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what's the first thing you say to yourself?’
‘What's for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’
‘I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.'It's the same thing,' he said!

Good news last week, you may have missed it since it was on the news Valentine's Day. It seems eating chocolate cake for breakfast may just make you lose weight! If that's not your favorite you can substitute a cookie or some chocolate mousse or even ice cream. Sounds a little crazy doesn't it, but Honest to Pete it's the latest study from a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University. They've stumbled onto some Earthshaking evidence that says adding dessert to a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that includes proteins and carbohydrates can help dieters shed weight and keep it off in the long run. I know, this is too good to be true. You might as well tell me chocolate and wine will make me live longer.... uh, that's true too!

Researchers put 193 obese, nondiabetic adults into two groups. They ate low-carb diets of 1,400 calories a day for women and 1,600 calories a day for men. But one group was given a low-carb 300-calorie breakfast and the other was given a 600-calorie breakfast that was high in protein and carbohydrates, and always included a dessert. Weight loss was about equal for the two groups at 16 weeks. But after 32 weeks, those who added a cookie or cake or ice cream to breakfast had lost an average of 40 pounds more than those who ate the lighter, low-carb breakfast.

 Maybe that's where I've failed, I should have been eating my cake for breakfast!


  1. yea...I found you again.. whew.. took some digging and since I closed Olivia & Me and started my new blog.. I had to go deep to find all my goodies and other lovely folks who I just loved to follow.. and you are one of them!!

    So here I am, joining you for breakfast and cake this morning!! Hugs and kisses,

    Cotton Peony
    aka Olivia & Me

  2. I love cake for breakfast! And Winnie and piglet too :-)

  3. See! I KNEW that my years of eating cake or cookies for breakfast would pay off!!! So, that means that instead of only needing to lose 30 pounds, I'd need to lose 70 if I weren't eating goodies in the morning, right? I'm sticking with that.

  4. ha ha! sadly, if i start the day with sugary stuff, i crave it all day long! :)

  5. Oh how I wish I could believe those smarty-pants researchers.
    If it sounds too good to be true. . .

  6. I love this! I've always been a believer in eating your sweets for the day right up front...;)


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