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Can Eating Cake For Breakfast Help You Lose Weight? -- HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier examines how eating cake for breakfast may help you lose weight and keep it off.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier and this is your EmpowHER Daily Dose.

It’s OK to have cake for breakfast on say your birthday or holidays, but we wouldn’t otherwise consider it a proper start to your day. But some researchers are saying, maybe

Researchers from Tel Aviv University recently found that you can add dessert as part of a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that also includes proteins and carbohydrates as a way to lose weight and keep it off.

Researchers analyzed 200 adults over the course of a 32 weeks and found that participants who added dessert to their breakfast — cookies, cake, or chocolate — lost an average of 40 lbs. more than a group that avoided such foods. What's more, is they kept off the pounds longer.

The key is to indulge in the morning, when the body's metabolism is at its most active and we are better able to work off the extra calories throughout the day.

So remember, a sweet with your breakfast in the morning may be OK so long as it accompanies proteins and carbohydrates and is no more than 600 calories. This may curb cravings throughout the day and help keep the pounds off.

That wraps up your EmpowHER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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