Listen up'll never believe this.  FINALLY, diet news we've all been waiting to hear!  Researchers are now saying that eating dessert in the morning for breakfast can  help you lose weight and actually keep off the pounds for a longer period of time.  No, you read that right.  You are NOT hallucinating. 

The study is published in the March issue of the journal Steroids.  Scientists at Tel Aviv University followed 200 non-diabetic obese adults who were randomly assigned to eat one of two low-calorie diets. Although both diets had the same number of daily calories - about 1,600 for men and 1,400 for women - one included a large breakfast with a sweet treat such as a doughnut while the other allowed for a larger meal later in the day. Those who had the bigger breakfast had an easier time sticking to their diets than those who had the 300 calorie morning meal. Halfway through the eight-month study, participants in both groups lost an average of 33 pounds per person. But in the last four months of the study, the small-breakfast group regained an average of 22 pounds while the participants who ate the dessert with breakfast went on to lose another 15 pounds each. The people who ate the dessert with breakfast diet reported feeling less hunger and fewer cravings compared with the other group.

Now, this doesn't mean you get a license to go crazy with the sugary treats.  Calm down.  The same researchers suggest that you still have to eat with moderation.  Same ol' song and dance we've been hearing for years.  And I have a feeling that no matter what new research comes out about different diets, it's all going to come back to "eat with moderation".  Let's face it, it's too hard for most people to cut sugar completely out of their diets.  So it seems that the message of this particular study is, if you're going to eat it, have it in the morning and don't have too much.  Plus, make sure you are eating a balanced diet.