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

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rockyroadahead Mon 10-Feb-14 20:19:19

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 ?

MrsBennetsEldest Mon 10-Feb-14 20:23:31

What do you mean by normal?

TwittyMcTwitterson Mon 10-Feb-14 20:27:00

I'm by no means normal but I eat treats at least once a day. Today I've had two bags of sweets, half a litre of icecream ad four Rice Krispie chocolate square things. today was a bad day

Generally my rule is 'you're ok if you have more good days than bad days'

I'm constantly on a diet which I never succeed at but I'm not fat or thin and DP goes to the gym 6 days a week.

Like I say, more good days than bad.

MinesAPintOfTea Mon 10-Feb-14 20:29:48

I have treats most days, biscuits in my tea etc. Apart from fruit/yoghurt we have pudding with the Sunday lunch or for rare meals out.

I try to bake my own to slow down the grazing and make it slightly healthier.

sebsmummy1 Mon 10-Feb-14 20:33:15

I don't have any treats, my partner has lots and my son has fruit (but he is only 15 months so I'm sure that will change).

The only way I can keep my weight normal is to avoid treats.

Ragwort Mon 10-Feb-14 20:34:32

What's normal?

I have a treat most days, but I am overweight grin.

My father has treats at every meal (and between meals) but is not overweight, super healthy and still plays tennis twice a week in his 80s grin.

Amrapaali Mon 10-Feb-14 20:35:07


NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 10-Feb-14 20:36:13

we dont have pudding very often.
I have a snack cupboard and the boys have something from there when we come home from school.
crisps chocolate sweeties
and something from the fruit bowl

I have stopped snacking in order to lose weight.

we have doughnuts or other stuff like it once every couple of weeks (one each)
an exciting pudding in our house would be tinnned fruit with a scoop of vanilla icecream

Mamabear12 Mon 10-Feb-14 20:45:40

I think treats on weekends are best. Too much sugar is not good for the health. I do not always follow this...but think it is a good idea to limit the sweets. When I was in Uni I had treats every day several times a day! BAD Lol. I felt much better after I reduce it to a few times a week instead of a few times a day. But each to their own. I do know that if I have something in front of my daughter she will want it. I do not drink soda in front of her bc I think soda is def something not good for kids! I rarely drink it though.... Thank goodness she doesnt want to drink my coffee :-) I let her smell it and she didnt like the smell.

teacher123 Mon 10-Feb-14 20:52:45

DS is nearly two and probably has one small plain biscuit a day (mini itch tea sort of size) and a couple of chocolate buttons, or a mini flapjack. If I have a bag of crisps, he'll steal a couple. I have a mega sweet tooth and am trying not to pass that on to him!

kaumana Mon 10-Feb-14 20:53:43

I don't snack because I just don't get hungry between meals. We don't do puddings /desserts apart from on a Sunday or if I'm out for a meal and there is banoffee pie or sticky toffee pudding on the menu grin.

I don't look at crisps/cake/sweets etc as treat, just rubbish food. That said, while in the pub watching the rugby on Saturday. I enjoyed a plate of nachos smothered in cheese, sour cream etc That was a treat and kept my mind off the game Scot vs Eng. We were pants..

dyslexicdespot Mon 10-Feb-14 20:54:35

It is traditional in the country I am from for children to be given candy once a week. We only ever ate crisps and drank fizzy drinks at birthday parties. Now as an adult I eat chocolate about once a month and eat dessert a few times a month. Refined sugar is so addictive I think it best to avoid it!

Dilidali Mon 10-Feb-14 20:56:27

We don't have pudding after dinner.

On Saturdays I bake a cake/biscuits/pastry stuff. Sometimes we'll have a bit of what I just baked, but it is mainly for Sunday afternoon coffee gatherings. We go for a walk and then demolish sweets.

I tend to try and make enough for a few lunch boxes for the following week.

But grin
I have a secret stash at work though, chocolate or wafers for my afternoon coffee. I make a cup of coffee in a proper cup, with saucer and everything and next to it I have one little treat. Keeps me sane and everybody else safe.

MummyLuce Mon 10-Feb-14 22:05:17

I nearly akways have pudding- ice cream, Creme caramel, Eton mess, 3 or 4 squares of choc. Ill also have a couple of biscuits throughout the day probably as well. My one year old will eat what I do bit less - she will have maybe one biscuit and a smaller pudding. I don't eat crisps or drink fizzy drink as I just don't fancy them. I eat normally otherwise, and am pretty slim (5"4, 8.5 stone - when not pregnant obviously) x

QTPie Tue 11-Feb-14 03:20:41

DS is just 4.

"Pudding" at home is fruit. If we are out (once a week), then he gets ice cream. Snacks are fruit or "Organix" (no junk) bats/snacks or Nakd bars. Occasionally an ice cream or ice lolly at the park in Summer. Chocolate or sweets are very very rare. I try to lead by example.

DS is very very active.

I honestly think that you are what you eat and what you do. I think it is wrong to "deny" completely, but I think that getting into good habits and balanced diet is very important.

I don't keep a supply of "treats" in the house (so they are not tempting).

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.

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...

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

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.

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.

rockyroadahead Tue 11-Feb-14 10:27:25

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!

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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