A new study out of Tel Aviv University found that eating dessert for breakfast can actually help you lose weight and keep it off.
The researchers took 193 obese adults, and put them into two groups.
The first group ate a low-carb 300 calorie breakfast, and the second had a 600 calorie breakfast high in protein, carbohydrates, and dessert.
The scientists tracked both groups for 32 weeks, and found all of the participants lost weight initially, but the group eating the higher calorie breakfasts with dessert kept losing weight.
The dessert group lost an average of 40 pounds more than the other group.
The researchers concluded part of the difference was that the body's metabolism is more active in the morning, and the group that had smaller breakfasts felt less full, and ended up cheating at other times during the day.