How much and how often do you eat sweets and desserts?

I was just listening to my coworkers bragging about how they “only eat one icecream bar a day” as if this was some sort of a dietary achievement.

I only eat sweets and deserts maybe once or twice per week, and I feel like even that may be excessive and I’m trying to cut down.

It’s almost unfathomable to me that someone could assume a healthy diet includes eating an ice cream bar every single day, but maybe it’s more normal than I think.

So how much and how often do you indulge in sweets and desserts? This includes things like cookies, ice cream, cake, pie, milkshakes, syrups, etc.

It’s one thing if you eat a small cookie, one every day, and it’s another thing if you have a bowl of ice cream every day, so the amount is obviously important.

More often than I should, less often than I want.

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.

A lot and everyday. No, I’m not proud.

Yep. I have a wicked sweet tooth, and the only thing keeping me from eating more sweets than I already do is not wanting to gain weight.

I walk an hour a day and work out in the weight room three times a week so I can eat as much chocolate and ice cream as I want (some of each nearly every day).

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.

I have a teaspoon of ice cream or sorbet right before bed. I’ve been working on a pint of Blue Moon Ginger Pear sorbet for a while now.

I’m of this opinion too. I do 3 hours of exercise five days out of the week. If I can’t have a cookie or a piece of cake after doing all that, then there simply is no justice in this world.

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.

My sweet tooth craves hamburgers, fries and sour cream potato chips. I probably eat sweets about once a month.

Yes. Give me salty treats any day. Sweets? Rarely.

I’ll eat a bite or two of extra-dark chocolate once a day if I have it in the house, which is rarely. Other than that, I almost never eat sweets (obviously not counting fruit, here.)

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.

You pig. :eek:

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. :smiley:

As soon as I was diagnosed with diabetes, sweets suddenly took on the appearance of poison. So - never. And I don’t miss them at all.

I do like a handful of berries every once in a while. That’s what amounts to a treat these days.

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.