Eating chocolate cake first thing in the morning could help you LOSE weight, according to researchers

Eating chocolate cake first thing in the morning could actually help you LOSE weight, according to researchers.

They say a burst of choccy joy at the start of your day can help reduce your cravings.

This could be your chance to have the breakfast you really want so ditch the breakfast bars and the fruit smoothies.

Food trend expert Liz Moskow is predicting that chocolate is about to make a triumphant return to our morning routines, reports the Mirror.

According to the culinary director of advertising firm Sterling-Rice Group, we’ll all be tickling our taste buds with the wonder that is chocolate a little more.

No, we won’t be dipping spoons into Coco Pops – cereal is still very much off the grid – but chocolate cake could really be an option. Sort of.

Moskow told Food Business News that studies into cocoa’s nutritional benefits could really push it high up on the agenda – and our shopping lists.

“There was a study that came out from Syracuse University re-touting the benefits of dark chocolate, specifically on cognitive function – abstract reasoning, memory, focus,” she said.

“The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your workday, so what better day part to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?”

A second study also noted chocolate consumption’s help in aiding weight loss.

It works to reduce cravings by telling receptors in the brain that we’re getting a much-needed hit of loveliness, while not plying our bodies with excess sugar and fat.