Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Diet Tip?

So I have been a bit off with my posts lately.  I have been busy but beyond that I have been bogged down trying to think of something really great to write.  I have to remember a few things.  First of all that this does not have to be the world's longest post.  The second is that any tidbit I pass on might be of interest.

I read an article the other day about having dessert with breakfast as a diet tip.  Okay, this is right up my alley.  The article talked about a study done in Israel with a very small sample size of people.  The study broke the sample into two groups.  Both groups were allowed the same number of calories a day but the one group was given dessert with breakfast.  During the first period of time (a month or so) both groups lost the same amount of weight.  During the second month, the dessert group lost 75 percent more weight.  It was speculated that this was because the dessert group did not feel as deprived and therefore did not start cheating on the diet.

I am ready for this!  I like dessert.  I can eat it for breakfast.  After all, if I could start my day with a Coke, I can start with dessert.  (By the way, we are at 8 weeks without a Coke or any soft drink.  I  appreciate your applause.)

So what do you think about having dessert for breakfast as a weight loss tip?  Do you think there is any merit in this concept?  Let me know your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm, this is interesting and I'm not sure what I think. Part of me feels like if I start off my day on a less than healthy pattern (such as dessert for breakfast) then I will feel like I've already blown the day and I will continue to make poor food choices. But then again, I do see the point that if I feel less deprived because I've already had a "treat" then I won't feel like I want more junk. I think it might be worth giving it a try to see how it works out!!