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Here's a "sweet" finding that will let you have your cake and eat it too.

A surprising discovery by researchers, who found that eating dessert for breakfast could actually contribute to weight loss.

Scientists with Tel Aviv University divided 193 obese adults into two diet groups--one group had a low-carb 300 calorie breakfast, while the second had a 600 calorie breakfast high in protein, carbohydrates, and including a dessert item.

Over 32 weeks, both groups initially lost weight on the low-calorie diet, but researchers found that eventually, the group that didn't have dessert for breakfast regained the weight, while the dessert group kept losing weight.

Overall, the dessert group lost an average of 40 pounds more than the non-dessert group.

Researchers noted the non-dessert group didn't feel full and eventually cheated on the diet plan, while the dessert group had fewer cravings later in the day.

The scientists noted the key is to indulge in the morning when the body's metabolism is more active.