MD Anderson Orlando dietitian Dawn Napoli appeared on the Orlando FOX affiliate, FOX 35, to set the record straight on a new study that says dessert for breakfast may help you lose weight and keep it off. “I can’t say you should eat dessert for breakfast,” said Dawn Napoli. “What the study says is that those who had their sweets in the morning were not craving them throughout the day and that’s why they lose weight. But what you have to remember is that you really have to be self conscious of what you’re eating throughout the rest of the day as well. Rather than sweets for breakfast, build your breakfast around lean proteins like egg whites and turkey sausage and healthy carbohydrates such as whole grain bread and oatmeal. Weight loss and maintenance always goes back to how many calories are coming in and how many are you putting out. One sweet a day is not a big deal but you have to count that into your calories. If that puts you over your calorie limit you are going to gain weight.” Read more about this study at: http://bit.ly/MTZ1L5.