I am a natural born sweet tooth if there is such a thing!
I used to love sweet things
now, I have weaned myself off these delightful things more or less.
I cook differently and do not make a cake every week, or eat sweet biscuits as well, every day.
I need to cut down my sugar levels, so had to do this
A friend once said to me that sugar is "white death"!
I do not. I am limiting myself to prevent future problems and also to set a good example for my children. With the rates of childhood obesity and diabetes as they are I do not want my children to develop a poor diet. We do however have biscuits regularly and birthday cake as the occasion arises. There are other occasional treats to satisfy the sweet tooth.
I do like dessert and chocolate. I don't really like cake and biscuits or ice cream. I am trying to wean myself off sugary things and carbohydrates. Neither are any good for you. I find it very hard to give up chocolate, but have found no sugar varieties at the health food store so this is okay for me to eat.
I do like biscuits and cakes but don't have them in the house. I do crave something sweet after lunch. I might have some custard with fruit or honey on yoghurt. I don't add sugar to food. I sometimes keep dark chocolate in the fridge for a moment of weakness. I can eat a small piece and leave it. If it was milk chocolate or biscuits I would gobble the lot.
I tend to go for pickles and cheese or fresh fruit rather than very sweet stuff, though I do enjoy the sweet items when I indulge!! I always have chocolate in my house, but I easily just enjoy a small piece and leave the rest for another time!!! Just because it is there, does not mean it has to all be eaten straight away. As a kid I was taught to 'make treats last' as my pocket money was exceptionally meagre! I have never pigged out and over- eaten sweet stuff that I can recall. Even when I have attended buffets, the luscious desserts have not been anywhere near being my favourite part! Fortunately my son has always been similar in his tastes! As a child, I never had to waste lots of money on Easter Eggs as they would just never get eaten unless we had visitors! I remember him doing an Easter Egg Hunt and giving his huge bounty to all the other kids!!! When I do have cake or desserts they are usually very fruity and tangy with lemon, passion fruit or berries, and I do not need sweet sauces or ice cream to go with them! Am I sweet enough, or do I need sweetening up?!!!!!! ha ha ha ha!!!!
Short answer no, not anymore. I weaned myself from the white death earlier this year after watching a doco on the dangers of too much sugar in the diet! Since I have cut back, I no longer look or crave for sweet things on daily basis as before. Now it is a nice chocolate treat occasionally, don't like overly sweet cakes or biscuits either.
No, not often these days. We'll have something sweet for afternoon tea, & occasionally we'll have ice cream. I may have a piece of dark chocolate with ginger, fudge or a piece of liquorish. I don't have sugar on my cereal, nor in my tea or coffee. I do have brown sugar on porridge though, & every once in a while I'll have a slice of white bread with butter & brown sugar! We'll share a square of dark Lindt, some nights, or have a little square each of some other dark chocolate.