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Chocolate for Breakfast

PostPosted: 02 Apr 2014, 11:28
by kentishlass
You can tell it's a lean day, when I divert myself by googling "Chocolate for Breakfast"!

However, it came up with a rather interesting link. ... 8X11003515

This seems to fly in the face of what many of us on this forum have found from personal experience, but the science looks (to my uninformed eye) convincing.

Any views?

Re: Chocolate for Breakfast

PostPosted: 02 Apr 2014, 12:04
by Ballerina
I have just given it a cursory glance for now but will read it carefully later but I agree with you, it does, at first glance, seem to imply that we are all doing it wrong but, it still works for us.....mmmmm, thank you for posting it

Ballerina x :heart:

Re: Chocolate for Breakfast

PostPosted: 02 Apr 2014, 12:44
by carorees
The low carb breakfast was low calorie (300 cal) as well as low carb and they compared it with a high carb/high calorie breakfast (600 cal). Not only that but the low carb breakfast was also lower in fat and protein compared with the high carb breakfast. Not surprising perhaps that the low carb breakfasters were hungrier.

If you look at the total carb intake, the high carb breakfasters were still on a much lower carbohydrate diet than the standard person's diet as their total carb intake was only 78g for women compared with an intake of over 200g if a woman follows the usual health advice of having over half their calories from carbs and over 300g per day for some people's normal diets.

I think the study doesn't tell us much about anything other than the conditions they used in their study!

Re: Chocolate for Breakfast

PostPosted: 02 Apr 2014, 12:58
by Navwoman
Not directly related to this article but I enjoy a large mug of drinking chocolate made with 3% milk most mornings and it certainly keeps me feeling full until I have lunch at 1.30-2.00pm.