:) I love sweets, chocolate, anything like this.
I let myself have a taste of anything I really want, as long as it's tiny bit and then compensate with 1-2 Units insulin. For example sometimes I would have a bite from so else's piece of cake, 1-2 biscuits or a small cookie.
I'm just curious whether others do this as well?
What's your policy on sugary foods? Total NO or more flexible?
I love chocolate, especially dark choc. A small piece of Ghiaridelli's will satisfy my sweet tooth. I am not tempted at all by cake ( especially the real gooey kind or with butter cream icing) or most cookies. Occasionally I will eat a small piece of a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie. Like bsc says we make the rules for what we eat.
I would embrace a cookie in an instant, but only one! I don't eat sweets regularly, but if I want one, I'll eat it. If you really look at the carbs,some cookies are actaullly very low. Check that out, and I agree that "we don't need no stinkin' rules!"
Timely discussion for me. I did say "yes" to myself today to a full serving of dark chocolate with my lunch. I'm paying the price with a two-hour post-meal BG of 196, but I don't do it that often and it was worth it today. One of these days, I'm going to try my hand at bolusing for a Top Pot Doughnut-- a local specialty.
YES if it is home baked! Flexible is my motto :)
I won't pig out on sweats.. but if I'm at a party i'll get myself "The sampler": one medium cookie, one small piece of cake, and a handful of chips. it usually totals about 50 carbs and I can cover it easily
BUT if someone asks "Can you eat that?" I take it as a challenge and eat even more :D
I am a tpe II; taking meds Once in awhile, yes I will indulge with one of something that normally isn't in my plan. But I will compensate for it by not having as many carbs that day, counting the snack or treat as a carb or exercising more. I have to do that or feel so much pressure in not feeling normal, I'd give up for sure
Two words: Heck Yeah! Lol, cookies are my favorite; though I don't eat them as often as I would under different circumstances d-free of course.
YES!!! In moderation I eat sweets!
No. When I neeeeed chocolate, I eat a square of unsweetened baking chocolate. Sugar abstinence is no hardship for me, it's harder on my friends and relatives because I used to bake fabulous desserts for them. I have nothing against flexibility, abstinence is just easier.
Thank you all for your replies :) It feels good to know that many of you have a similar approach. I understand those who mentioned they "loose control" once they've tried a bit of sweets, as I was the same. I think in my case the strict rules I was trying to impose on myself (absolute NO) lead to lots of anxiety around sweets. Since I moved on to a more liberal approach, where I feel free to at least taste everything, it feels much better. I have to admit that I also have days when I eat more sweets than usual and have spikes, but these occasions are very rare. I truly enjoy them and truly not enjoy them when the spikes come around, so they tend to get less and less in my life.