I have a sweet tooth. Even when I go through spells of not having an appetite, I can still summon up enough desire to eat something sweet.
So I’d say at least once a day, I have something that would qualify as a dessert (other than fruit). I’m partial to cookies and cakes. If pie is available, I’ll gladly take that but ice cream is almost necessary. Most days I have some type of dessert.
Almost never. I don’t like cookies, cakes, or ice cream, and I’m not nuts about chocolate. I will occasionally eat fruity things, like fruit pie. I do take sugar in my coffee, though, and I go through quite a bit of coffee per day - 4 to 6 cups.
Almost never. I’m pre-diabetic. I know that doesn’t mean I can’t have anything…but I really lost my sweet tooth years before I was diagnosed. So it isn’t a big deal to me.
My parents insist on serving dessert when we have family dinners, even though Dad is full diabetic. They’ve started providing fruit and other things for me, mostly because I think they were uncomfortable with me sitting there not eating.
It depends on what else I’ve eaten, actually. If I’ve filled up on something homemade and delicious (such as the chicken tortilla soup I made last night) it’s very unlikely I’ll eat dessert. If I’m making quick pasta, though, I feel more of an urge to treat myself. I bought a pint of Häagen Dazs coffee ice cream just over a week ago, and have mostly finished it after three servings. I also baked a homemade chocolate cake in that time, though, and had probably three servings of that. In the last nine days, I’d say I’ve had about nine servings of dessert, but it’s a bit unusual, since we’ve had two cakes at work in that time.
Oh - are we counting donuts? 'Cos then…huh. Alright, fine, I eat sweets. Many sweets, now that I think of it. But I’m more likely to indulge if I’m in a social setting (read: the office) AND I normally won’t stop at just one if there’s more around. I’m also not remotely on a diet, but usually eat relatively healthy home-cooked meals.
Seriously though, I rarely eat actual sweets-as in dessert foods. I satisfy my sweet tooth with the best-tasting protein bars ever! Honestly, I don’t know how many people I’ve (grudgingly) convinced to taste them, only to say “Wow!, that tastes like a candy bar!” Supreme Protein bars, any flavor. Yum. Other than that, I’d say dessert about once-a-month.
Ambivalid, thanks for sharing your protein bar findings. What kind of place should I shop to try and find them? I generally like protein bars even if they aren’t that great, so a good tasting one might become my new go-to dessert.
Also, I’m really jealous that you only eat dessert once a month!!! I want to get down to that level, but after going 3 or 4 days without any sweets, I usually break down and have a few cookies or something.
I eat something sweet every day, several times, but given I’m skinny and struggling to maintain what little weight I have and doing physical work that amounts to 20 hours of exercise per week, the calories are the least of my worries. It’s also pretty much my only vice, so even though my teeth suffer a bit I just can’t muster the self-discipline to really reduce my sugar intake. I get restless and anxious if I don’t eat any dessert. Guess I’m hopelessly addicted.
Well I’m not sure if you’re in the US or not but you can find them at GNC, Speedway gas stations, Meijer gas stations (the gas stations only, for some reason the stores don’t carry them) and at some pharmacy chains (but this is hit or miss). My favs are cookies-n-cream, peanut butter-pretzel and chocolate-peanut butter wafer. If I included every time I ate one of these, I’d have to say I ate sweets several times a week.
Before I got pregnant, I had a “savory tooth” and rarely ate sweets. Early in my pregnancy, I developed a sweet tooth and would have a small indulgence every other day or so. Today I’m seven months pregnant, and I had cake for breakfast and two cookies. I try to keep sweets out of the house so I don’t do things like that, but yesterday I had a baby shower and ended up with leftover cake.