Friday, June 29, 2012

Breakfast with dessert

The Endocrine Society reports that a carb-rich, protein-packed breakfast—with dessert—cuts cravings all day.

This prevents weight regain, according to researchers. The work was done at Tel Aviv University in Holon, Israel.

They took 200 nondiabetic obese adults, who ate one of two randomly assigned low-cal diets of 1,600 cals for men and 1,400 for women.

One group are a low-carb breakfast of 304-cals with 10 grams of carbs. The other ate a 600-cal breakfast with 60 grams of carbs, wityh a small sweet included such as chocolate, a doughnut, cookie, or cake.

Both diets included protein in the morning—tuna, egg whites, or low-fat milk.

In 8 mos, both groups lost an average of 33 lbs. However, in the last four months, the low-carb group regained 22 pounds, while the dessert group lost 15 more.

The docs said carbs and protein made people feel fuller and reduced cravings for sweets later in the day.

Maybe this is how French Toast and pancakes got their start.

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