Data on 193 clinically obese but otherwise healthy adults revealed those who ate a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that included a chocolate cake dessert lost more weight compared with those on a low-carb diet who ate a 300-calorie breakfast. Breakfast is the ideal time to eat sweets, as the body's metabolism is at its peak, and consuming cake or cookies in the morning, along with protein and carbohydrates, helps curb cravings for sweets later in the day, researchers reported in the journal Steroids.

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