how often do normal people eat puddings and treats ...

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meal wise as a family we are super healthy, ds loves fruit and veg its actually a struggle to get him to eat anything else to fill him up , Dp probably wouldn't see a vitamin unless I cooked but I love to cook so we are always trying new foods and meals and gets most of our meal ideas from the healthy section of bbc good food website . our portion control needs some work but all in all lots of nutrients enriched foods .

HOWEVER Dp and I love a sweet treat and we are uncontrollable when it comes to choc and cake . if dp pops to the shop he always gets choc or sweets ..ds is very good and would usually choose a bowl of fruit over choc or cake but we do tend to over indulge as a whole .. what is the normal limit on sweats treats and cakes,

how often do normal people eat them ?

Em1503 Thu 13-Feb-14 13:34:15

We eat very healthy meals and don't often have puddings afterwards. However I have a terrible sweet tooth and find it hard not to eat a whole packet of biscuits with a brew or whole share bag of chocolate! God knows how I'm not overweight, hoping it doesn't catch up with me one day!

Now I'm pregnant though I've very much gone off all that kind of stuff. I'll maybe have a bit but then that's enough! DH thinks it's brilliant that a packet of biscuits lasts for ages now...just hope it continues after the baby is born...!

WallyBantersJunkBox Thu 13-Feb-14 12:32:00

DS will have a yogurt, fromage frais or some rice pudding with a chopped banana maybe 3 times a week max. Usually dependent on how much he enjoyed his dinner! We'll just have a cup of tea or coffee.

We normally buy a cake from the Backerei on Saturday after our supermarket shop to eat when we get home mid afternoon - usually Black Forest type thing.

On Sunday I'll make a crumble or apple tart and also knock out some scones for the week. As another poster mentioned we tend to have our lunch late on Sunday and then our pud becomes a meal we eat for tea later.

DS will take a scone in his snack box to school each day.

Chocolate - we do go mad at Christmas and Easter, but I don't usually have choc in the house as it's just a habit I don't want to get into. I avoid buying biscuits too, mainly because European ones are shite and Custard Creams are my kryptonite. blush

Writergirl Thu 13-Feb-14 12:09:55

We used to hoover up sweet stuff, especially at the weekends, and a (homemade) curry would be followed by all manner of treats, such as chocolatey biscuits, or crap like M&Ms, or ice cream.

We really knocked that on the head as it was getting out of hand:-)

I am pretty addicted to sugary stuff and also a day without it would also make me feel nervous.

I have tried all sorts - buying small sizes, or buying really special chocolates so I only 'eat one', but that didn't work.

Everyone always says the best is to just NOT have them in the house, and its a simple boring rule that works.

I occasionally try and not buy stuff and then I'm forced to make muffins if I want a treat.

The kids have one or two boring biscuits or fruit bars at tea time and have something sweet on a friday night during movie night.

I draw the line at 'actual' sweets and fizzy drinks in the house.

ShitOnAStick Wed 12-Feb-14 19:50:16

Everyday. I really want to cut down. We rarely buy it though, I make all treats so I at least know whats in it and I put less sugar than the recipe states usually. I'm a healthy weight (bmi 19) but addicted to sugar. I would like treats to be only for weekends.

Cbell Wed 12-Feb-14 19:23:31

During the week I might make a sugar free pudding (ie rice pudding, apple puffs) this is just to get my LO to eat a bit more.

Otherwise 'sugar bugs' are for the weekend.

I love sugar and would happily have all my meals consist of the sweet stuff so try to hide my shame from my children!

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 12-Feb-14 09:33:22

I dont eat much in the way of sweets or treats bwcause I find I put weight on so very easily if I do. I had a very chocolatey biscuit the day before yesterday and some gingerbread syrup in my mid morning coffee the day before that, as I felt the need of a bit of a pick-me-up, but normally I do without. I buy cakevthat tge rest of the family eats, but if I make cake I can't resist 'trying' a slice or three at the weekend. smile

nosleeptillbedtime Wed 12-Feb-14 09:26:07

I eat something sweet at least once a day. I have no fillings and am a healthy slim size. I regard the sweet food I eat as part of my balanced diet.

matana Wed 12-Feb-14 09:22:28

We don't eat puddings as a rule because neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth. I am partial to a bit of chocolate though and so will have a small treat such as chocolate most days. Ds likes chocolate but he's more likely to ask for fruit as a treat. Yesterday he asked for chocolate but was very excited when I suggested blueberries and grapes instead. Dh hates chocolate (weirdo) and his 'treats' tend to be savoury.

Whity74 Tue 11-Feb-14 19:11:05

Every single day. We do eat lots of healthy foods too (salmon with brown rice / steamed vegetables etc). We also exercise and get lots of fresh air regularly...We cant go a meal without a pudding though.

Clutterbugsmum Tue 11-Feb-14 14:19:58

Why do you think crisps are worse then chocolate.

I always have crisps and sweets in the house as I believe if you make a big thing about them being a treat then they become something really important.

ALthough I have to say I do a proper pudding (jam steamed puddings, crumbles) on a Sunday but we normally have for tea rather then after diner. The rest of the week it's fruit. But if they are still hungry then yes they can have crisps/sweets.

bakingaddict Tue 11-Feb-14 14:07:05

My DS 6 recently told my MIL Ama in this country we have dessert after dinner every night. She has only been here 38 years. Sometimes its nutella on toast or my twice weekly thing of making buttermilk pancakes but he feels cheated if he goes to bed without a treat after dinner

Artandco Tue 11-Feb-14 13:43:22

Maybe once a week. Usually if we eat out at the weekend and have desert after

gourd Tue 11-Feb-14 13:30:42

I eat cake or a scone or pudding every single day. I am not fat. I also have all my own teeth with no fillings. We eat a lot more actual food (meat, fish, eggs, cheese, vegetables, fruits, cereals), than most people seem to and no factory procuded biscuits/cakee, no sweets apart form ocasional bought form Indian sweet vcentre, and very little chocolate. We also have a hot homemade meal every single day, but I like cake and fruit pies so I must admit to eating one most days. At weekends we always have a homemade pudding, fruit pie or cake which I willl take to work if there's any left, but I cant make 'em in the week as there's no time on work days.
At work I buy a scone with a thin smear oif jam and A LOT of real whipped cream (not squirty stuff) from the shop in my building at least twice a week - it is a scone made on the premises and thay certainly look and taste as good as my own homemade ones. Of course they may have more sugar in than actual homemade as I usually halve the sugar in any recipe and wouldn't put any sugar at all into a fruit scone dough, as the dried fruit is enough, but they don't taste very sweet at all, so maybe they aren't too bad. I will have to ask what the ingredients are - they arent labelled with ingredients because they are just fruit scones on a tray that you have to put into a paper bag yourself. I never buy factory produced cakes though - they're just foul!
Our child doesn't eat sweets (we dont either) or any biscuts (except water biscuits or ocasionally homemade ginger etc or possibly the odd evil one at playgroups that CM goes to and I dont know about!!) but we dont either. She does have chocolate but only really at Xmas/Easter when it lasts a month or two a little at a time, and after that very little at all till next time around. None of us drinks fizzy drinks or cordial/squash. Adults have juice once a day (with breakfast) but child doesnt - she only drinks water and occasionally steamed milk.
We all really enjoy our cakes, fruit pies and puddings though and I dont mind child having those either if she eats well the rest of the time (which she does).

MasterFlea Tue 11-Feb-14 12:31:07

I'd let them have a biscuit with their afternoon snack. Like a digestive or a rich tea.
orange juice with their cereal at breakfast time and milk for the rest of meals.
Desserts and cakes would appear only on weekends but not every weekend. We just don't make them part of our everyday fare.

I have a sweet tooth but would wait until the dcs are in bed before eating some chocolate. I'd have a treat everyday and am at the top of my BMI, just about to tip into the overweight BMI.

MomentForLife Tue 11-Feb-14 11:58:51

In our house Friday is sweet night

Saturday is pizza type dinner and Grandparents will probably give DD sweets.

Sunday roast might include a pudding after.

DD is very fussy and has a smoothie every day in her lunch box and a yoghurt so I feel that's enough sugar, the rest has to be savoury.

I tend to wait for the week end for treats.

MothratheMighty Tue 11-Feb-14 11:43:36

We don't keep cake or biscuits or fizzy pop in the house, and we only have dessert if it's a special meal.
But we do eat treats if we are out and about, so rarely Mon-Fri, but catch us around at a weekend or on holiday and there will probably be cake involved.
For us, the trick is to remember that it is a treat and not normal.

Naicecuppatea Tue 11-Feb-14 11:41:35

A couple of times a week for me - either a choccy biscuit/small chocolate/bit of cake/dessert.

CookieMonstersCousin Tue 11-Feb-14 11:38:45

We all have a sweet tooth in our house in different ways- mine are biscuits in the evening with a cuppa; dd is sweeties after school and ds is cola but i refuse to buy fizzy drinks during my weekly shop so he has to slink out of the house to the shops!!

LastingLight Tue 11-Feb-14 10:53:43

DH and I each have a block of dark chocolate after supper every day. DD gets a block of chocolate or a few small sweets in her lunchbox if she ate her fruit the previous day. We almost never have pudding at home. We drink water with our meals, something like Coke is a treat and that happens a couple of times a year.

I think by normal I mean sensible ...(but realistic)

I defiantly agree sugar is addictive and i'm an addict ...the though of going the whole day without some kind of treat actually makes me feel a bit nervous !! blush

we don't have fizzy drinks mayb a lemonade for ds at the pub when we rarely go or a fruit shoot but never at home and never ever cola !!
we do have squash with fizzy water at dinner time .

dp loves crisps and always buys them for ds which infuriates me . as they r just total crap.

we have pudding most days as I said I love to cook and its one activity me and ds do together. last night was flap jacks which we had with custard after dinner.

we definitely need to cut down!

gamerchick Tue 11-Feb-14 10:03:06

I do a pudding once a week (on a wednesday.. apple crumble and custard tomorrow).. But I don't really have a sweet tooth and the kids aren't used to having sweet stuff in the house. I like a bar of chocolate the day before AF though grin

But that's our 'normal'.. I don't think there is a normal tbh.

sebsmummy1 Tue 11-Feb-14 09:49:26

I definitely used to have a snack mentality. Couldn't fill up my car without buying a chocolate bar. But I just went cold turkey on chocolate and that helped massively. Plus I was a stone heavier than I am now and felt it.

TwittyMcTwitterson Tue 11-Feb-14 09:47:58

Ok, so I'm thinking I have a problem.

Need to be healthier, like you guys! hmm

benefitofhindsight Tue 11-Feb-14 09:20:18

Every day, now on maternity leave it's a chocolate bar, at work I would always eat biscuits, even as a child there would be desserts of some kind every meal. Have never been overweight but do want to lose baby weight at the moment so may have to cut down when I find the willpower...

LettertoHermioneGranger Tue 11-Feb-14 03:41:04

I have a treat of some sort every day. Always very small, which is key for me. A teeny scoop of ice cream or a small slice of pastry. I otherwise eat healthy 85% of the time, avoid drinks other than water, coffee, or tea (no sweeteners or milk in them). I'm a very healthy weight.

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