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 Do you like sweet flavours much?
Hunter, yes (40 votes)
22.73%
Explorer, yes (37 votes)
21.02%
Gatherer, yes (36 votes)
20.45%
Teacher, yes (27 votes)
15.34%
Warrior, yes (21 votes)
11.93%
Nomad, yes (15 votes)
8.52%
176 Votes Total Last vote Sunday, January 19, 2014, 10:27am by Caz B
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mpca66
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 7:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Oh yes, much to my dismay- I love sweets.


I second that  

Monica
San Diego


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SandrAruba
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When I am pretty compliant my need for sweet(s) disappears but when I get stressed or tired (or bored) the craving comes back. It totally depends on the sweets, I don't care for chocolate but I adore things like nougat and anything with coconut.

So my best answer is yes. Because it's probably something I will have to deal with the rest of my life. But I can control it somewhat by being compliant.




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Leanne
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Nope, no sweet tooth here.  They make me sick to my stomach.  In our house growing up all the sweets went bad.  The cakes, ice cream was freezer burnt... Mom was always throwing stuff out.  
Do like dark chocolate; can't stand the other stuff.  Way too grainy.

Leanne


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Lisalea
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Quoted from mpca66


I second that  

Monica
San Diego


We should have met up for dessert when I was in San Diego last fall


The older I get, the more wide-eyed I become.  
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I have realized for me personally that if I eat something that is on my avoid that I than crave sugar after. I have found that we don't "crave" things that are good for us. I eat the good things because I know they are good for me, but I don't believe there is such a thing as a "healthy craving". I think cravings have to do with addictions and addictions are connected with lectin damage. I've been thinking a lot about this recently. Especially since I'm pregnant and so many pregnant women claim to have such crazy cravings for things. What have I craved? Anything on my avoid list... hence the realization.

Did I have a sweet tooth before I followed my BTD or GTD explicitly? HECK YA!!! Just thinking about certain sweet foods will cause me a chemical reaction of endorphins to flow. Do I eat them? HECK NO!!! Because I know if I do it will make my body ache, I'll feel sick, my bowels will almost completely stop or I'll get IBS from it.

What a difference being on a solid BTD or GTD makes to a persons belief systems about foods!


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Quoted from christaalyssaA+
but I don't believe there is such a thing as a "healthy craving".


I have to disagree. I do crave healthy things. It doesn't happen often, but I often buy my veggies based on what I want that evening. Brussels sprouts is one of those things I can really look forward too.




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I get healthy cravings every time it s time to have lunch, breakfast, or dinner, so yes I do get those daily......


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I get cravings (demands) for foods (or supplements) the body needs...  I sometimes find I need to go through the cupboards to determine what I'm needing, but I can usually find it and most of the time, it is a beneficial that I need.  I no longer get avoid cravings!

Quoted from SandrAruba
Brussels sprouts is one of those things I can really look forward too.
Me too!  Brussels sprouts and pinto beans, with some garlic and curry powder makes a great dinner!


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I need to explain what I mean by "healthy cravings". A craving to me is something that you feel so compelled to eat that you overeat on it. There is nothing on my superfood list or highly beneficial that I ever have a desire to overeat on.

Having things that you enjoy eating as opposed to things that you get an addictive response to when you eat it... that is the difference for me. I hope that explains what I meant. I personally never feel like if I don't get a grapefruit I'll throw a temper tantrum or get irritable like someone does that is actually addicted to something like sugar.

For some of us here I think we are so used to being healthy and eating the right things that you don't remember what it feels like to actually feel addicted to certain foods or maybe you never have.

I was watching a young girl standing infront of a pop machine last week. She was very overweight and under 8 years old. The desperation and look on her face of "craving" and "addiction" of wanting that pop was not the look of someone hungry or starving for nourishment. It was that of addiction. I would actually call it "Lectin addiction".  


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My demands are different than you describe, because I remember those as well; which is why I noted it as demands...  

That being said, I can't ignore the "symptoms" as they provide much of the same drive to fulfill.  Yes, the body only demands what it needs - but the force with which it demands it is very consuming until dealt with fully!


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ABJoe - That makes sense to call them "demands" I can relate to that. I do feel strongly the urge to eat or drink something that is healthy. Like every once in a while I think, "Wow, wouldn't some fresh sushi be awesome right now???" My favorites have always been salmon and red snapper nigiri. Go figure! Perfect foods for my type. When it comes to avoid foods though is what I would call addictive cravings. For some reason I personally only see "cravings" in terms of it being addictive in nature. Probably due to my years of counseling clients and seeing how they craved certain foods that would only cause them pain. Like my O blood type client that was addicted to dairy and gluten. Every week he would come in and be aching from head to toe from the toxic damage he was putting himself through.
I have a sister who is drug and alcohol addicted. She gets cravings for drugs and alcohol, and than has cravings for foods that are only listed as avoids for all blood and geneotypes. I don't know her blood type and knowing it wouldn't help until she actually has a desire to change. I pray that day will come sooner than later though.


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Wow, that's really interesting that O's have a higher ratio of sweet toothness to A's  
I would have thought we A's were the carboholics... lol  
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We are also better genetically fit to deal with carbos we secretors at least ! I could not live without my right A Teacher carbos...
Maria Giovanna


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Quoted from Maria Giovanna
We are also better genetically fit to deal with carbos we secretors at least ! I could not live without my right A Teacher carbos...
Maria Giovanna


I suppose since A's get more carbs to start with, we can better control where they come from. A carb is a carb.
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you grow out of those avoid cravings eventually......
balance is key.....read my signature, under Dr D s quote.


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I would surmise that most of the O cravings are really a demand for energy, but it gets fulfilled with sugar rather than a beneficial fat.  Once it has been fulfilled in that manner once, the brain automatically associates that food with the need, so future demands trigger that self-destructive "need".  If the person fulfills the need with a beneficial several times, the brain realizes that this is a better plan and demands the beneficial in a more correct amount...

Again, it goes back to knowing the body's needs and fulfilling them with beneficials...


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ABJoe, yep I totally agree with you on that! Smarts!


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Not a big sweet freak But if I must have then I prefer a fruit pie or cobbler to something ooey-gooey
chocolate disaster.


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My taste changed when I gave up processed sugar. Used to eat Hershey's Kisses everytime I visited my husband's family business. Total Pavlov response. Go to the business, down a handful of chocolate.

Gave up the processed sugar. Went in. Thought, one will be alright. I spit that thing out. Nasty sweet. Broke the link.

Still like pure ground chocolate nibs, honey, ghee every now and then. Put a recipe on here for dab of chocolate or something like that.

I'm also a supertaster. My bent toward eating the more bitter veggies has gotten better too. Theorize that I was too bent to the sweet side before.




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Put a recipe on here for dab of chocolate or something like that.

was this last conference what finally got you to join the boards?


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Quoted from Lola

was this last conference what finally got you to join the boards?


Kind of. I don't usually get a lot of downtime. I guess I was inspired yesterday because I took the day off to poke around. I thought adding a few things here and there would be nice if they were helpful to people.

Pay it forward from all I got from the conference, you know.



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We should have met up for dessert when I was in San Diego last fall


Well .. not to throw you off your diet, but .... next time you're in town .. check out Extraordinary Desserts:

http://www.extraordinarydesserts.com/index.htm

Simply the best

Monica
San Diego



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Christaalyssa,

I am an A+ with the same cravings as your O client. I am currently avoiding all dairy, wheat and yeast to see if it helps with my chronic sinus problems. Wheat free, yeast free "cardboard" is not the same as delicious artisan bread!!!!! There really is no substitute for yummy French cheese, either. Its been 3 weeks and I am SOOOOO craving a piece of good toast! Naturally, I love chocolate, fresh fruit crisps, pies, and anything coffee or caramel.


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Wow, that's really interesting that O's have a higher ratio of sweet toothness to A's  
I would have thought we A's were the carboholics... lol  


You still might be.  This poll does not take into account the number of "no's" out there.  


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A sweet tooth may just be another manifestation of impulse control issues that are common to O's

(Hunters & Explorers that is.  Gatherers have a different relationship to sweet foods.)


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