Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I admit it...I have a problem



Anyone who has known me for even a short amount of time knows of my proclivity for sweets. 

To put it bluntly, I have a problem. 

Acknowledgement is always the first step, right?

Whether it is milk chocolate Lindt bars, dark chocolate truffles, espresso chocolate nougats, chocolate covered almonds, various types of ice cream, cakes, cookies, pies, etc. 

I want them all. 

I have eaten 3 pints of Häagen-Dazs this week alone (and it is only Wednesday). If you have never eaten an entire pint of ice cream, straight out of the container, in one setting, then we probably cannot be friends.

I have been known to have sweets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All in the same day. 

I would venture to guess that my blood, at this point, is 20-30% syrup. 

Something about sweets raises my endorphins. Just the thought of chocolate can sometimes make my heart skip a beat. Healthy? No. But do I care? No.

In fact, I am eating a Lindor truffle as I write this. 

Do you have a sweet tooth? 

231 comments:

  1. Oh you did make me smile. Crisps are my downfall. I make hubby take them to work in the car so that I don't have any in the house. I could easily eat 3 packets without blinking. At the weekend I bought a lovely peppermint and lavender chocolate bar during avisit to Yorkshire Lavender..... well the lavender is surely counted towards my five a day... :-)

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  2. Good morning, I am riitta and I am a chocoholic :) You are not alone with your addiction :)

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  3. I have a food tooth, so I work at eating healthily and keeping sweets at bay though I sometimes like dark chocolate.

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  4. Chips, Cheese, Dip, Pate anything savoury is not safe from me :)

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  5. As someone who has been known to eat the caramel swirl through the middle of the ice cream tub before even getting to the ice cream, you have my understanding when it comes to sweets!

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  6. I'm guilty as hell! If it's sweet, I want it. Fortunately, I never got fat.

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  7. Oh I do love sweets too but ice cream is not my favorite one :-)
    Love

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  8. Yes, I am an addict, I can eat an a factory worth.

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  9. No, you don't have a problem. You have a passion for sweets.

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  10. Yes absolutely but unfortunately being a type 2 diabetic greatly reduces my ability to consume the best of all foods.

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  11. Food is my problem. Yes, I have a sweet tooth. But I also have a passion for the savoury side. Olives? Yum. Cheese? Ditto.
    Sigh.

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  12. Well, you should care ,as sweets addiction can badly affect your health and make you meds dependent. Fruit(always), light (dietetic) versions of food such as confiture ,ice-cream, chocolate (eaten in moderation) could help deal with the problem.

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  13. Well your sweet tooth is definitely worse than mine but I do love anything chocolaty (unless there are nuts involved)

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  14. I don't have a sweet tooth although I liked sweet things when I was younger. I am the last person to lecture anyone about addictions, but generally they are unhealthy and should be managed, at the least. I forget how many pints are in a litre, but I am sure it is quite a bit of ice cream.

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  15. I really don't have a sweet tooth.
    Best solution - don't bring it into the house. Then you won't eat it. Stock up on sweet fruits instead.

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  16. Make that two pints in one sitting and we can hang out. :)) ♥nic

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  17. OMB YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! and I HAVE eaten pints of B&J chunky monkey right from the container. GIMME it all!

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  18. J'aime beaucoup le chocolat noir mais j'en mange sans exagération, car sinon ça m'écoeure ! Je n'abuse de rien, je suis gourmande mais avec modération et j'aime le salé aussi !
    Bonne journée

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  19. I did the same thing in the past, but not anymore ... for some strange reason my body does not want anything sweet no more ... physically, intellectually or interpersonally ... me like no sweets no more ... just following ma heart, which tells me to be humble and careful with peeps and things around me, dear Mr Dreamer ... and dat's all and I'm okay with that ... U? ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  20. Yes. Yes I do. We can definitely be life-long friends - as long as you don't steal my chocolate!

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  21. i tend to go for whatever my heart desires. sometimes salty others sweet. it is never the same thing. just a treat when i so desire. sometimes it is a piece of fruit or veggie. ( :

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  22. Plus you live in Germany, right? One can hardly be in a better place for sweets. Denmark, maybe.

    Enjoy the indulgence, then go for a long walk. It's all about balance.

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  23. Hi! It's nice you like chocolate. Chocolate is good for health.
    https://authoritynutrition.com/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate/

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  24. Hello, Yes I do. I love ice cream and chocolate. It is hard work to eat healthy and so easy to be bad. Enjoy your day and the rest of the week.

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  25. Good on you! I get so sick of all the health nuts trying to tell us what to eat and what not to eat; and then they turn around the following day and tell us something completely different...and on it goes.

    Everything in moderation, I say...and if you want to binge once in a while, why the hell not! I do and make no apology to anyone for doing so.

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  26. LOL! I prefer salty foods to sweets but hey...I'm not one to turn down a truffle! This was a funny post...as I was reading it I had visions of Buddy the Elf putting maple syrup on his spaghetti ahhaah have you ever seen that movie?

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  27. Yes I am often making cakes or cookies. Last cake I made was a coconut rum cake with lemon curd filling. So good!

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  28. We can't help our tastes. Mine are all on the unhealthy side of the scale.

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  29. Mine is under control these days, dangerous stuff! I also crave those hard cheesies. And you do get good chocolate where you live now, good luck Keith!

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  30. Do I have a sweet tooth? Ohhhh yes! I have eaten entire half pints of Ben and Jerry's ice cream in one sitting and could have easily gone back for more!

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  31. Lol... I can relate to this... if only the things that tasted good were good for us, wouldn't that be amazing? ;-) Enjoy!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  32. Yes, me too. Indulge but keep within limits. Take a health check, just to be sure. Have a good week!

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  33. lol I am the opposite and does all turn to sugars in the body but I love munchies-a whole big bag of chips or fritos or any munchie but hubby loves sweets like you do

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  34. Ha! You crack me up!!! I have a salt tooth ... I will grab peanuts over a kitkat any day! LOL!! :)

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  35. Oh my,I really wish we could be friends but if it came down to sharing "sweets" we would irrupt into fist'a cuffs? LOL
    I have been this way since I was a child too .. done that been there and still sneaking some in. Fudge .. good fudge, sends me into a place I can not describe (The smile takes over my face) .. While living in the Netherlands in the province of Limburg they had a special "pie" called Limburg pie (English) you would have loved it.
    We learned that Europe is really into more fat content than sugar content .. and we had quite a few pilgrimages to Brugge for many boxes of chocolates .. ah! those memories .. you have made me crazy thinking about it all ! LOL
    The yellow flower (cone flower) is called Cleopatra : )
    Joy

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  36. I love sweets and baked goods. And cheese. You can imagine what cheesecake does to me. :)

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  37. I like them once in awhile. Bread is my big downfall.

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  38. oh this was too funny and 'sweet.' Happy Wed.

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  39. Oh my...yes I do too! Anything with bread, sweet or savory is my weakness!

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  40. I can easily resist whipped cream, but I do enjoy dark chocolate and home-made ice cream without any remorse.
    Fun post!

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  41. I don't have sweet teeth I love only fruits not sweets

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  42. We could be friends, LOL. I have eaten pints of ice cream before, hubby still does, but I've had to cut back calories :)

    I do have a sweet tooth but again I have to control mine a bit:)

    betty

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  43. In my younger years, I used to host a holiday game night party. I called it a Salt and Chocolate Party. The only foods served were a variety salty snacks and chocolate treats. It was FUN! Grandmothers have to be more sensible, but your post reminded me of some 'sweet', fun game nights.

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  44. I don't have a sweet tooth and can pass on everything sweet, except ice cream. I've a real problem with that. I too can eat the entire pint.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  45. Although I do like a few sweet things, I don't consider myself a sweet tooth. I rarely eat desserts. :)

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  46. I can completely relate!! I've actually had to stop eating as many sweets as I used to for health reasons and my goodness it is so hard to do. After reading your blog post describing all sorts of delicious and naughty things I could be eating, I think today's going to be a tough day to say no to sugar :-)

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  47. Most sweet things I like but they do tend to put weight on me and stress my body - why is that? Something's wrong with the system. Why can't chocolate in any amount be healthy for you?

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  48. Oh yeah, I like sweets! But I never would buy. I have such a very little income, that is not enough for most necessary things. I have to be very disciplined to survival.
    And, honestly: when I could chose to pay 3 Euro for icecream or for a good book, I always would take the book.
    When I get sweets at the "Table" (a Charity, where I often take my foods), I enjoy them and I'm very thankful (for all, what I get there)

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  49. I must admit I have a sweet tooth as well, although I think your sweet tooth is more highly developed than mine.

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  50. Oh Oh. I can go you one better. Before I retired, my job was horrendously stressful and I would eat one package of Twizzlers and one package of butterfingers every night after work. I do believe that is why I ended up with diabetes. A diabetic who craves everything sweet.

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  51. My husband definitely has the sweet tooth in the family. Me? Just give me those potato chips and no one will get hurt. Our daughter, even as a very young child, would always take the slice of home baked bread over the cookie. A mixed group we are.

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  52. They say dark chocolate is good for the body but they probably mean the least processed of chocolates. I hate being the skunk at the party in a world full of Tim Hortons and sugar addicts … but a sweet tooth can give you much more than a cavity. Sugar kills.

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  53. O, dear! this is okay until you start to add pounds per pounds... well, since you already have noticed it,and said "I have a problem", second step - count your healthy weight range, then count your calories per day. To motivate - visualize how you will be distracted by extra weight in the future... Thanks for sharing! ~ by the way, healthy chocolate - must per week, bitter one has less sugar in it...

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  54. Yes, I have a sweet tooth but don't like how I feel when I am on a sugar splurge. It messes with my blood sugar and I get really grumpy and just want more. Once I am off of it for a while I don't really miss it, but one bite of a sweet treat and the cycle starts all over :( Right now my "healthy" sweet treat is mixed frozen berries with vanilla almond milk poured over.

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  55. Proclivity... I love that word. But I love sweet stuff more, so, yeah, I can relate. It's a problem, especially since my Doc tells me I'm not supposed to touch any of it. Sugar is an addiction... Just thinking about it makes me want to open that fridge. Did you say 3 pints?

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  56. I'm more for the salty carbs, but I will admit that those pair nicely with anything chocolate.

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  57. I'm more for the salty carbs, but I will admit that those pair nicely with anything chocolate.

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  58. lol well at least you can admit it. Damn, that is a lot of ice cream though. Haven't eaten sweets in years

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  59. No sweet tooth here. But I can admit to liking sweets when I was younger. I like ice cream but a pint at one time would probably put me off ice cream for the rest of my life.

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  60. Me too Keith! While I like my savoury treats like nachos and crisps a lot, chocolate and sweets - especially things like candy sticks I find it hard ot avoid! I need to go on a diet and eat more veggies, but it's my birthday so some chocolate can't hurt, right? ;) Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes too! - Tasha

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  61. I do love dark chocolate - but mainly in smallish amounts.

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  62. Hello Keith,
    I can only say, enjoy life!!
    And all these delicious things are a piece of our life..hihi...!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  63. sugar is an addiction responsible for the diabetes epidemic in this country. Fortunately it is an easier addiction to beat than heroin, but for many people it is just as serious. Sugar does not satiate hunger, it makes you hungry.

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  64. Oh man, I bet we all have the same problem and crave sugar each day! However, with a well-balanced diet you will not binge on sweets. EAT A LOT OF FRUITS :)

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  65. Werthers Original and Cadbury's chocolate rolls are my downfall. Fortunately I am too old to care about the figure!
    I think too much is placed on the bad side of sweeties, what is life without a bit of chocolate?

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  66. I'm actually not a big fan of sweets. I much prefer the savory kinds of treats.

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  67. hahaha, you crack me up, Keith. The other day I was having coffee with an old friend, and I ordered my usual coffee and got a slice of chocolate cake to go with it. It was breakfast time, and she said to me, "you always order something sweet." I gotta have my chocolate too, my friend. And everything you listed on here, I really like as well. As soon as I saw the custard eclairs on your post, I started to drool.

    I can so relate to this post, I really can. :)

    ~Sheri

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  68. Do I have a sweet tooth? Absolutely!
    And have you just made me crave something totally forbidden and impossibly sweet? DEFINITELY!!!
    Thanks mate! lol

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  69. I'm more of a bread-head. I often think of that expression, "man cannot live on bread alone..." and I think "Hah, wanna watch me!" I make a delicious no-knead bread that is fantastic, and I'm eating a slice of it right now as I type this. Interestingly, I'm basically eating sugar, but in a nicely toasted format with cream cheese and sliced peaches!

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  70. I can understand Häagen-Dazs. Unless you're sitting in the highway while eating, it will not harm you. Enjoy!

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  71. I suppose being in Germany doesn't help you there. I know a lot of our candy sucks compared to Europe's

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  72. We can definitely be friends (i.e. the ice cream thing). I definitely have a sweet tooth.

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  73. Yes I have a sweet tooth. Much more so than a salty tooth. I'm prone to having diabetes too. I have to stop it! I like chocolate! Chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and mint, chocolate and nuts. you name it, and it's chocolate and I'll want some. If there's an addiction that I have, that would be it.

    You asked about the source of the blast in my neighborhood. No one knows yet. It just happened 2 days ago. They said it may take some time. I so wonder if the person evicted had something to do with it. I know a little birdy that works for the homicide unit. They may have just told me a little too much that I'm not supposed to know.

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  74. I love sweets too! It's been too hot to bake though. Love ice cream. I'm so afraid I'm going to trigger diabetes. lol

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  75. No, but my husband does. In fact, we have driven from southern Maine up to the Quebec border so he could get creme rolls like the ones in your photo.

    I hope you walk a lot.

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  76. I love chocolate (and chocolate brownies) but apart from that I don't have a particularly sweet tooth.

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  77. Hmmm, maybe we should form a sweet-aholics anonymous. I think it affects most of us:)

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  78. Your picture made me laugh as we just discovered *canollis" - which look a lot like your picture. We had heard of them, but never eaten one until this new place "Carlo's" bake shop opened in Dallas. We tried one dipped in dark chocolate. (I love good dark chocolate - Lindt salted dark chocolate is my favorite) It was fantastic! So no, I don't have a severe sweet tooth, but yes, I love dark chocolate!

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  79. I have a horrible sweet tooth...maybe that's why I have diabetes now. lol I love sweets. All kinds of sweets and sugar free sweets are just not the same.

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  80. Oh my goodness, you and I could be the best friends! Not only we both have sweet problem (yep, I acknowledge, too) but also we have the similar taste. My choices are Lindt for chololate and Häagen-Dazs for ice cream! I always have Lindt truffles at home. I eat sweets for breakfast. Only, I try not to have entire pint of ice cream as my regular dinner like I used to in the past - I'm trying to be a bit healthier :-) Though, I bought Häagen-Dazs ice cream "Vanilla Tangerine and Shortbread" flavor on Monday. It was gone by the end of Tuesday!

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  81. We would be BEST friend OE :) I have lost count of how many times I've eaten a kilo tub of ice cream, family size blocks of chocolate.. you get the picture I'm sure.. it's a good thing I have a fast metabolism :)

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  82. 3 pints of ice cream in one week. Wow. I pace myself, but I do have a sweet tooth.

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  83. ha! I love this. I don't have this issue with sweets so much as I do things like blocks of cheese and top ramen, etc. I'm savory based! but ice cream always proves to be a trigger food so I try to not buy it too often. You are not alone!

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  84. I fight my sweet tooth all the time and I live in a town famous for its Italian pastry shops. And ice cream is my weakness. sigh

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  85. :) The doctor always reminds me about sweets plus the salty foods..: to cut them from the list. In moderate rate, I try to... Still the health issue is a problem to have in mind (related to metabolism); so, I do what I can. Have a very great day!

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  86. to say i have a sweet tooth would be a mighty large understatement. i picked up a few boxes of peanut butter ice cream drumsticks this morning and they have a short life expectancy in the freezer.

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  87. FYI, Mr Musing :)Even if u don't take in any added sugar at all ... the protein and fat u consume into ur body will turn into much needed sugar anyway ... I think, the rest of ur body shape is up to genetics, no matter what ... Love, cat.

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  88. My palate leans more toward the savory side, but I do enjoy a good piece of dark chocolate and/or cheesecake from time to time. And this is why I exercise regularly. :) Have a great weekend!

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  89. I do hope we still can be friends... :-) . I have never eaten that much icecream at once. I eat every day chocolate (dark) - but only a little bit. I LOVE sweets - but ... you know what follows... (It is hard for me to stop with salty liquorice - so I understand craving). As long as you enjoy eating the sweets: good. If I think I eat too much liquorice - I just don't buy any (because I know that at 4 pm I would have no power to resist).

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  90. Oh, we can most definitely be friends!

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  91. hehehe, oooooh honesty, thats so refreshing!!! i am a foodie, i'm ok with a sweet treat but when thinking about calories, i think about FOOD!!!! if i never ate another sweet treat, i would be fine but take away my pasta and you better run while you are doing it!!!

    i don't love ice cream, and only eat it because the hubs makes me ;)

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  92. Nope, I don't have a sweet "tooth." I'm afraid ALL of my teeth are afflicted. :)

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  93. So many of us eat too much sugar - it's difficult to resist at times!

    Now I enjoy dark chocolate 70% +

    All the best Jan

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  94. I have suuuuuuuch a sweet tooth. I'm already counting down the days until I can get a big giant cake for my birthday. Sure, I can just buy myself one at any time, but if I did that I would be the size of a blimp. It's bad enough just to hear that you're eating one of those Lindor truffles and I'm not.

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  95. Oooh, chocolate. More chocolate. I have eaten a pint of ice cream instead of a meal. Vanilla chocolate chip. We are friends.

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  96. Yep. Chocolate is good for any occasion.

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  97. I definitely have a sweet tooth! I try to keep it under control, but lately it has been getting the better of me... I've never eaten a pint alone in one sitting, but I hope we can still be friends... I've definitely done the desert for more than one meal in a day though...

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  98. Life is short ... I say GO for what makes your taste buds smile! Tell you what: I'll give you all my chocolate in exchange for a bag of Doritos!

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  99. You just described my life in this post! LOL Lindor milk or white chocolate truffles are my favorites! I can eat ice cream, but not a pint at a time - it would take me at least 2 sittings to do that, but I'll sure try to keep up with you :) Sugar shockers unite!

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  100. I do enjoy chocolate, however I don't have much of a sweet tooth. I eat tomatoes like some people eat candy!

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  101. I might have chocolate running through my veins

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  102. Anything that gives a person that much pleasure should be enjoyed. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but can drool over kale chips and now days only dream about fried chicken.
    I developed a milk intolerance in my seventies so my second love ice cream is also just a memory. Sigh. Enjoy while you can.

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  103. Glad you are enjoying your love of sweets ~ I do like sweets but not a big fan of ice cream and allergic to chocolate so really need to avoid it ~ Everything in moderation, though, is my motto ~

    Happy day to you ~ ^_^

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  104. In regards to sweets, you and my daddy would have gotten along great! He had a major sweet tooth, too. :)

    Yes, I have eaten a pint of ice cream in one sitting before. It was Bluebell's Dutch Chocolate and it was wonderful! I do love ice cream, but these days I have more of a salt tooth. I am craving salt something fierce.

    Have a blessed day.

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  105. Boy are you in the right place for that! Or wrong :)
    I don't have much of a sweet tooth...and here I thought we were friends! But I do love ice cream if that makes any difference. Either way, now that I'm older, sweets are my enemy! My metabolism is just not what it used to be.

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  106. Since you are in Germany and they create wonderful Tortes, yeast cakes and everything delectable, I totally understand how you think. I also have a sweet tooth and wanted to lick the screen when I saw your picture of of the whipped cream cones...yummy

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  107. Sweets Oh my, yes... but being diabetic, I have to be careful. Savory things and cheeses, however, are not safe from me. Mmmm Butterkasse.

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  108. yeah, those pints are dangerous things...

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  109. Ah, my amazing human type friend, Keith. On the contrary, admit you have a solution. The solution being you send all your sweets over to my human dad, Gary.

    As you were, human, Keith.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny! :)

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  110. This post made me hungry. I love sweets, but have to watch my calories very carefully or I put on pounds incredibly quickly, despite regular exercise. So I really limit myself. I envy those with fast metabolisms.

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  111. I am a diabetic. Therefore, sweets are my enemy. That being said, I could kick back with a pint of Blue Bell ice cream and knock it out before most people could get the lid off.

    My real problem is fats. I love them. I love a good link sausage and I loves me some bacon. Give me some pork with some fat on it, or some beef brisket, and I am in heaven. Bad for my health though.

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  112. Wow, you've made me so hungry and here I am trying to stay away from sweets. Enjoy them for me. lol

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  113. It's 109 degreesF. here and I am in the kitchen. Just finished reading your excellent post and got into the ice cream. I am very suggestible on days like this!

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  114. Oh yes. Definitely. I just got an email with the "best ice cream sandwich places" locally. I figure I have to check at least one of them out. It is my birthday this weekend after all...

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  115. Thank you for letting me know I am not alone.
    Enjoy!!!

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  116. Oh I saw this over on Instagram and you had me. So does Ben & Jerry's count?

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  117. You can't fly on one wing buddy. Let er rip:)
    R

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  118. I wish I didn't, but I do. I try to substitute an apple or berries when I have a sweet craving, but there are some times when nothing by chocolate will do.

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  119. I LOVE sweets, especially cakes and ice cream.

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  120. YES! As a type 1 diabetic (not diagnosed until in my 30's) that is a problem. Honestly though, I am taking ProBio5 (a probiotic) that helps kill off the yeasty bacteria in my gut which has helped control my sweet tooth tremendously. Don't get me wrong, I've eaten ice cream - though not a pint a night- every night this week. I'd rather have sweet than savory any day.

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  121. Thanks for making me smile. If it wasn't so damn hot here I'd be baking a cake.

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  122. ohhhh, love lindor truffles.

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  123. Hello Keith, I think we most certainly could be friends as yes, I admit to consuming entire containers of icecream in one hit. Not only do I love eating anything sweet but I love to bake sweet riddled things too !! Then I get to "test run" them. Thanks for the birthday wishes you left on my post .... from one sweet-aholic to another, just off to find my choccie stash hidden in my sewing room :-)

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  124. Yes, I have a sweet tooth too. Bad habits from my mom who baked from scratch. I can still smell the kitchen! But I don't digest dairy well so I've learned what desserts to avoid and will not join you in the ice cream fest. I'll have to settle for a cookie, any kind!

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  125. Yes, I have a sweet tooth - but I also crave really good bread and butter. A cup of strong coffee, fresh butter and crusty bread can put me into a very good mood.
    Whatever your taste buds call out for, I think it's important to indulge the craving, even if only a little.

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  126. I am a big fan of sweets :) Nice shot!

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  127. All of my end of term presents have gone. Eaten by me. Even the chocolates I don't care for, I have scoffed. Sigh.

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  128. Hi Keith, that's a lot of sweets ;) I have a sweet tooth too, but it makes me sick if I eat it all day ;)

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  129. Hello thank you to comment me onmy blog...this isn't a problem dear..kisses from Italy

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  130. Hi Keith - thankfully it's not one of my traits ... I much prefer savoury - though a sweet need is occasionally called for. I try not to have temptation around!

    I remember those days when I was growing up and it was 'de riguer' not to eat in the street ... or really out of mealtimes ... another alternative!

    Cheers but enjoy yourself ... Hilary

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  131. I can relate! Being unemployed currently gives me the opportunity to bake alot more then when I was working, and people who know I'm unemployed have been paying me to bake, which I keep busy doing. Have you see my post today? Called My passion

    http://theafrodisia.blogspot.com/2016/07/my-passion.html

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  132. Acknowledging that you have a problem is an important first step. I don't have much of a sweet tooth myself. I like ice cream when it gets warm and I love chocolate mini eggs but that's about it.

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  133. You live where they make the best sweets too.

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  134. Oh my, you show a photo of my favorite sweet since I was a child, those creme horns are calling my name. Of course I haven't bought any in years........because I can only get them in a pack of 6 and God knows I'd eat them all in one day. I have no willpower when it comes to them, at all! Have one for me. LOL

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  135. Gestational diabetes made me rethink sweets and carbs and my health in general. I gotta be healthy and last long for my kiddos. All in moderation.

    John 8:32King James Version (KJV)
    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make

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  136. ooo I like whatever those are in the picture. I don't have much of a sweet tooth in general, but I do like pies and pastry-type things... like what's in that photo. mmm

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  137. in Texas we have Blue Bell Ice Cream...I will measure out a 1/2 cup of rocky road to eat and the next thing I know that pint is in the garbage and I'm covered with chocolate.

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  138. you know...not really. i would take fruit over sweets any day...but still there is a lot of sugars in them...

    i am really trying to stay trim...i lost 23 pounds on my trip to Nepal...and i want to keep it off...

    hey there.

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  139. Thanks for stopping over at my blog. I love sweets but have stayed away for a few years now. That doesn't mean I don't check from time to time!! I would eat those horns if offered to me.

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  140. Oh, yes. I could live on sweets. Anything chocolate is my favorite, especially dark chocolate. Angel food cake with strawberries and cool whip are next. Then ice cream with chocolate syrup. And on and on. I try not to eat sweets but once a day. Sometimes I'm weak.
    Happy Eating.

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  141. I admit I LOVE Cherry Burgundy frozen yogurt with chocolate chunks. Hmmm, think I'll eat some out of the container right now.

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  142. If acknowledgement is the first step (at conquering a habit) I have never made it to the second. I got sweet cravings just reading this. ;)

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  143. Oh Keith, why am I so late coming over to this sweet spot? It makes no sense, really, since I'm right here with you. I just had a birthday and as you can imagine, got flooded with chocolate. I'd offer you some, but I gobbled so much sugar infused goodness so quickly, there was none to share. I don't believing in sharing chocolate or sweets anyway.

    Like Alex said, though, I limit what I buy because I know it won't make it home - if it even makes it to the car.

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  144. I love chocolate too and those truffles are the best! With Type 1 diabetes, I do have to control myself and only have a couple. But it's hard, for sure. Other than that, my diet is good and you have to have some fun, right.

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  145. More of a savoury gal myself. But that said, give me a Kitkat Chunky Peanut Butter and I will give you my soul.
    For the first time on Tuesday I purchased Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup and ate half of it, then ate the other half of it... YUM! I daren't buy it again.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  146. YES!! I've been known to go out for dinner and just order the dessert. : )

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  147. I have a Salty Tooth! Cheetos, Fritos, Lays Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips & Salsa are all my kyrptonite! I can sit there and eat a whole bag of them like you eat a pint of ice cream!

    I occasionally crave a cookie or some sweet danish, but not that often and chocolate isn't even something I like, except for White Chocolate Lindor Truffles, those are divine!

    But ice cream! There is just something about the texture of ice cream melting in my mouth that puts me in 7th Heaven! When I read your comment about ice cream I just nodded my head and said to myself, "Uh huh...I can relate!"

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  148. I used to have a fixation for ice cream and even made my own for a while. But alas, I got that lactose intolerance thing and that eliminated a lot of my faves. I like the occasional European chocolate and have made truffles for gifts. My weakness is now for baking items which I try not to make too often. (I come from the south, where I think they install a sweet tooth in our mouths as we are born. . .

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  149. Wait. Did I just read a post written by my husband? *smiles*

    I love sweets too but don't eat them as much as I used to...my hips don't like them nearly they as much.

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  150. proclivity - excellent word of the day!

    your problem will be more of a problem later if you can't wrangle it in before you get older...

    the past couple of years, my body has decided to slow its metabolism to a crawl and everything i eat is turning to fat!! even though i've cut back substantially on the sweets and all snacks and the portion sizes of meals.

    but if you exercise, and since you're a man, this problem probably won't effect you as much. lucky!

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  151. The last spoonful; Cherry Garcia; I lick the bowl.
    __Smiles! _m

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  152. Last night after a long, hot stressful day: Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie pint while watching Lost on Netflix. Hello, friend!

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  153. I don't have a sweet tooth and seldom eat candy and almost never eat chocolate. That's good since I live near Hershey, PA where even the air smells like chocolate some days. I do love salty things though so we all have our weaknesses.

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  154. As long as your weight is healthy and you feel good, I don't see a problem with sugar consumption. I too have a sweet tooth. As long as I don't go overboard with it, I'm okay.

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  155. Yes, I do, but not to your extent. Maybe you think the world is such a wonderful place because you are high on sugar 75% of the time. :)

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  156. And here dies my thought that we could be friends... I have never eaten a whole ice-cream container. But I do have a sweet tooth!

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  157. I do have a sweet tooth. I also like to mix sweet with salty. Chocolate covered pretzels- yum. :) Enjoy whatever sweets you are eating now.
    ~Jess

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  158. I have such a sweet tooth. I made banana pudding twice last week just to satisfy a craving!

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  159. I can relate :) Tucked into a slice of Almond-Raspberry cake which I made not so long ago.

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  160. Moderation, my dear! I have never craved sweets that much, I save my calories for nice big helpings of food! I can understand you must be in heaven in Europe!

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  161. You are right acknowledgement is the first step...and awareness the second one...
    Well, you can skip the last one and share your chocolate truffles with me :)
    Have a sweet weekend!

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  162. We, who have also eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting (from the container) salutes you! I sure wish I didn't have a sweet tooth -- I'd look a lot better! You're lucky -- it doesn't appear to have gone to your hips! Or chins.

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  163. ha ha.. used to have.. I hear ya!

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  164. Music and a great deal of daylight can make wonderful replacements for that sugar sensation . . . They also seem to inspire the craving for green vegetables, vinegar, and the kind of good fats that stabilize the blood sugar. Try having a good fat along with your sweets, to slow down the extreme sugar rush . . . which can bring on cravings for more sugar to maintain the same feeling. (I'm a diabetic, learning all about it. Good fats hold back the extreme blood sugar spike that pure sugar, alone, brings on.) If you have homogenized milk with your sweets, that milk is ruined as a whole food (homogenization splits the casein molecule and this is abrasive to the intestines . . . leaky gut syndrome). Fresh, un-homogenized organic milk (cow, goat -- any kind -- raw milk is even better) might help. The craving for sugar could actually be a kind of "starvation mode," a disguised craving for nurturing, whole, good fats and much more solid protein. Despite the high intake of sweets, your body could be starving for protein and real nutrients. I'm so sorry this is so long. But I really hope to contribute something worthy for you. Best wishes . . . :)

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  165. I love sweets too, and I have eaten apple pie and ice cream for breakfast before! I figure an apple a day keeps the doctor a way and all the calcium in the ice cream has to be good for me...so why not start the day out right? (Left-over cake for breakfast is a cinch... with oatmeal to make it healthy.)

    Your remark about your blood being syrup made laugh. At least you know how to enjoy life.

    Taking up running has made me eat a little healthier. My body craves lettuce and bananas and all that good stuff now, and the sweeter sweets aren't that appealing anymore. But I still think I will head downstairs now and have a pop-tart and maybe a cookie.

    You know how scientists try testing all their theories on mice? My dad thought of one we could try. Give 10 mice nothing to eat for a month and see how they fair. Give 10 other mice sugar to eat for a month. Then see which mice are still alive at the end of the experiment. If the mice that ate sugar survive and the ones that had no sugar died, we will have proved our point.

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  166. Every day after lunch and dinner, two dark chocolate Dove squares. One with almonds, one mocha latte. And that's just the habitual chocolate. That's not the extra! And I need to stop because I'm overweight. BUT back in the day...when I was a skinny hottie.....for breakfast, vanilla ice cream sprinkled with peanuts and covered with magic shell and sometimes an oreo cookie or two on the side. Just like cereal right?

    Cindy Bee

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  167. So by counting the amount of ice cream, I can only be "half friend" with you.

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  168. I do now! This post made me soooo hungry. Now that we live in the city, we have a locally made ice-cream shop just down the street from us (the real stuff, not Baskin/Robbins sweet air fluff). We've decided not to keep ice cream in our freezer under the theory that if we really want ice cream we can walk the two blocks to get it. We often do.

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  169. Cheer and red-wine (often at the same time) are my problem - oh and books, and cameras, and lenses and jackets - but not ice-cream!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  170. Keith we can be friends... I have ate a pint of Hagendez ice cream in one sitting... it's my favorite and it's my weakness xox... I have had to cut it out of my life though... it was yummy when I did xox

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  171. Whether it is milk chocolate Lindt bars, dark chocolate truffles, espresso chocolate nougats, chocolate covered almonds, various types of ice cream, cakes, cookies, pies, etc.

    I want them all.


    OK, to tell you the truth...I fail to see how that's a problem. Look at it this way: money talks, but chocolate sings.

    My brother brought Ritter Sport Espresso chocolate from Germany when he visited last January. Since coffee is my blood type, you probably can guess that I'm hooked on this. I can't find it in any store...thanks goodness for Amazon, where I can order it by the case!

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  172. I must admit to the same failing. My only recourse is to keep refined sugar and simple carbs out of the house as much as possible... well, maybe a little pasta now and then... and a small square of chocolate...

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  173. No, I don't have a particularly sweet tooth - but you sound like my husband! In the end he decided that the only way to control his sugar habit was to give up refined sugar altogether because he was on a perilous path towards developing diabetes. He has now become an expert at devising (refined) sugar-free deserts.

    Susan at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  174. I have a massive sweet tooth, but I am working to control it and have been doing pretty well for the last three years. I don't eat candy much and now I am just watching what I eat so I do have my sweet treats but never go overboard.

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  175. You made me laugh! LOL! I love sweets, but I have to watch how much and what kind. If I have too much, I get a headache. I know, weird! LOL! I love my protein and chips and dip too!

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  176. I love that you make no apologies whatsoever for your love for sweets. Nor should you.
    My weakness is cheese, chips and such.
    Have a great week
    Helen xx

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  177. My wife makes pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. They are soft yet dense and sweet and amazing.

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  178. if I haven't eaten a pint of ice cream, doesn't that mean there is more for you?

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  179. I got the same problem...I like pastries like this, dark chocolate, ice cream, etc. Those looks yummy!

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  180. I have such a sweet tooth too! I can't pass a brownie case or the candy aisle without going a little glassy eyed from wanting it all.

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  181. Too funny, Keith! Yes, I have a sweet tooth, especially when I bake! It's terrible to love your own cooking....you can't let anything go to waste! Lol!

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  182. Yikes! You're making me crave ice cream! Stop it. I still have 10 pounds to lose. But now I need ice cream. NEED.

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  183. Wow! You have a MAJOR sweet tooth! I like sweets, but not that much. Just be careful you don't end up with diabetes or some other bad health condition because of it.

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  184. If someone says peanut butter and chocolate in the same sentence I pretty much melt! Combine the two ingredients and I lose all resistance! haha.... pitiful! :) Moderation, moderation, I keep telling myself!

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  185. Ohmygoodness, I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE this post!

    First of all, I CONCUR. Wholeheartedly.

    Dessert is everything. Dessert is life and happiness.

    Thank you for understanding. :)

    And, by the way, never be ashamed of yourself!!! I think it's awesome!

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  186. I think saying "I have a sweet tooth" is a MAJOR understatement.
    I'm practically obsessed with all-things-sugar!
    I love love love chocolates, and cakes, and ice creams. Oh goodness.
    Forget the food- I skip right to dessert!

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  187. There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving sweet things. I am very much the same and am able to power through an entire tub of icecream in half an hour. (Guilty).

    P.S I am also left-handed (high-5). Right-handed people will never know the struggle :D

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  188. Yes, I have a sweet tooth. Ha! I think we'd get along fabulously. I LOVE ice cream.

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  189. I love all of it. However, with self-discipline I privilege red wine and coffee over sweet foods -- depending on the time of day or night. P.P.S. Another leftie here . . .

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  190. Even if it was my favorite sweet I take with a limit... but it’s really amazing to know u eat sweets for an entire day without felling nausea.

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  191. It's hard for me to overindulge in sweets because if I eat very much I feel nauseated. So I limit myself to one "dose" of sugar per day. If I'm having pancakes for breakfast, that's it for the day. Or if I have a glass of wine or piece of cake at lunch, that's my sugar for the day. Maybe I'm fortunate to have that nausea thing?! :D (PS I just posted my homemade chocolate cake mix and chocolate butter cake recipe.)

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