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Is There Really Such A Thing As "The Chocolate Cake Diet?" Can It Really Help Me Lose Weight Fast?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Largest Meal At Breakfast As A Part Of Your Best Weightloss Plan

Lose weight faster by eating chocolate? I'm listening!  I know other chocolate lovers and desert lovers have their ears on as well.  So what's the skinny on this "Chocolate Cake Diet," that's supposed to make women all over the world reading this information in magazines suddenly skinny.  Well, there is really nothing to it other than simple science really.  The so called "Chocolate Cake Diet" isn't really anything more than just plain common sense.  Basically, you eat your dessert with your breakfast and chocolate on its own has amazing nutritional value so it adds extra added nutrition to your daily diet.


So Talk To Me-What's This Chocolate Cake Diet About?

It's not really a "chocolate cake diet" per say.  It could be cookies, a chocolate shake or a delicious chocolate cake added to your morning breakfast. It is based on a study done by Tel Aviv University which suggests adding desert to your breakfast gives you an extra boost in weight loss when added to carbohydrates and proteins.


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The Tel Aviv University Study

According to a  study done by researches at Tel Aviv University, you can lose weight faster by adding desert to a "balanced 600-calorie breakfast that includes proteins and carbohydrates."

The researchers had two groups of participants who were clinically obese and non-diabetic. In all there were a total of 193 participants who had nearly identical 1400 calorie diet menu for women and 1600 calorie diet menu for men.  The diet menu they used mimicked the Atkins diet.  The research between the two groups differed with the breakfast they were given.  Once group had a 300-calorie breakfast and the other group had a 600-calorie breakfast that was high in protein and carbohydrates and also included a dessert.

The results:  According To reports from Tampabay.com, Science Daily and the Daily Mail Uk the results were as follows:

  • After 16 weeks both groups had equal amount of weight loss.
  • After 32 weeks those dieters who had a cookie, ice cream or cake for breakfast lost 40 pounds more that those who had no desert and a low-carb breakfast.

In fact, according to studies published in the Daily Mail Uk, participants who were on the low-carb and low-calorie breakfast regained an average of 22 lbs while the participants who had higher carbs and higher calories continued to lose weight.

So Why this dramatic increase in weight loss by adding more carbs, protein and sweets to your breakfast? There are many theories but according to Dr. Denise Edwards, director of the "Healthy Weight Clinic at the University of South Florida," most diets are too restrictive so people often engage in "emotional eating."  She says that the key is to "strike a good balance," in your diet so don't get the idea that just eating chocolate cake or sweets for breakfast is going to cause you to lose weight.  The idea is to not starve yourself of foods you love.

Professor Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., also says that having a dessert at breakfast and indulging in the morning is better because that's when the metabolism is at it's best and when it's most active so you can work off those calories.  You also feel more satisfied because you are eating foods you love and don't feel as if you are depriving yourself. Besides, eating a big meal at the time when you are the busiest keeps you full longer and chases away the munchies.

Is This "Chocolate Cake Diet" A New Concept?

The Big Breakfast Diet: Eat Big Before 9 A.M. and Lose Big for Life [Paperback] Daniela Jakubowicz MD (Author)

 Well, at this point we can get away from calling it "The chocolate cake diet," because it really isn't about just eating chocolate cake to lose weight.  Chocolate cake just happens to be most people's favorite sweet treat. So no, the idea of eating your biggest meal at breakfast has long been considered a good way to lose weight for the exact same reasons the experts above have outlined. Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz has a book entitled The Big Breakfast Diet: Eat Big Before 9 A.M. and Lose Big for Life, " available from Amazon that goes over this principle in great detail.


So it really should be the "Eat your biggest meal at breakfast" diet if it is called anything at all. The things to understand is that "moderation" is the key. You don't starve yourself and you don't over indulge. Make smarter choices about what you eat and when you eat them and you will lose the weight and keep it off.  D


Dr. Oz On "Flat Belly" Chocolate Cake Recipe

Even though we now know this isn't really called a "Chocolate Cake Diet," there is no denying that given your choice of deserts that you would want to eat, chocolate cake is at the top of the list.

5-Layer Flat Belly Dessert from Dr. Oz.com
Photo Credit: Doctoroz.com

Dr. Oz has an awesome "flat belly chocolate cake recipe," that satisfies your sweet tooth and help you lose weight.  The recipe which includes things like flaxseed, ricotta cheese and yogurt is provided by Top Chef: Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. You also have goodies like devils food cake mix, coconut milk and chopped walnuts to make this desert a sinfully delicious belly-blasting cake recipe.


How Can I Incorporate This Concept Into My Weightloss Program?

You can get the book "The Big Breakfast Diet: Eat Big Before 9 A.M. and Lose Big for Life by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz and create your own diet menu.  You should work with a nutritionist as well or get the advice of your doctor before embarking on a restricted calorie diet.  Never use a blanket diet plan you see in mostly women's magazines because you could cause more damage by not making your own specialized diet plan. 

Read more about how to create specific diet plans

The diet plan that you choose will depend on many factors, including your current health status, how much weight you want to lose and advice from your primary care doctor.

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