A study by Tel Aviv University has shown that taking candy, chocolate included as part of a balanced breakfast of 600 calories which also incorporate proteins and carbohydrates can help you lose weight. The key, researchers say, is to be “lenient” in the morning, when the body’s metabolism is more active and are able to burn off “extra” throughout the day. If we avoid at all the candy you can create a long-term psychological addiction. But avoid adding desserts to breakfast cravings for the day, the scientists conclude in the journal Steroids.

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In an experiment carried out over several weeks with almost two hundred obese adult men and women, who were going on a diet, the study authors found that incorporating chocolate biscuits or your first meal of the day more and thinned retained longer weight loss. Specifically, while half the group ate a diet low in carbohydrates with only 300 calories breakfast, the other half of the participants ate breakfast a total of 600 calories, with foods rich in protein and carbohydrates, including a piece of chocolate cake . Although at first all lost the same weight in the long run (in 32 weeks) the second group lost an average of 18 kilos more.

Breakfast is the meal that most efficiently controls the levels of ghrelin , the hormone responsible for the ravenous hunger, says Daniela Jakubowicz, co-author of the work. Although routinely advise dieters stop consuming sweets to lose weight, Israeli researchers say that this is not necessary at breakfast. Completely suppress even increases craving for these foods.