right on the heels of our family's experience proving that sugar is the bane of our existance ~ I find this article:
Cake for breakfast? Go for it
To sum it up - study participants either ate a 600 calorie breakfast that included something like a donut or cookie, OR they ate a 300 calorie breakfast w/o a sweet treat. They found that the 600 calorie breakfast participants faired better. I venture to say that it has less to do with the donut and more to do with the size of the breakfast.
"It's completely unfair to compare a 600-calorie breakfast with 300-calorie breakfast," says Katherine Tallmadge, a registered dietitian and author of "Diet Simple" (LifeLine Press, 2011), who was not involved in the study. *yeah, what she said.