'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!