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 Do you like sweet flavours much?
Hunter, yes (40 votes)
22.22%
Explorer, yes (38 votes)
21.11%
Gatherer, yes (37 votes)
20.56%
Teacher, yes (28 votes)
15.56%
Warrior, yes (21 votes)
11.67%
Nomad, yes (16 votes)
8.89%
180 Votes Total Last vote Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 3:11am by Faisa
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Lola
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Os with low self esteem....ooops sorry low dopamine is what I meant to say

so get up and shake that body!!!


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I never had a stron sweet tooth, however, if I eat too much fruit this starts to happen.

I need to get the swami done so I can see how much fruit I should be eating.
Right now, I can have one pear a day and be fine.. sometimes, I go without any fruit all day. However, I think fruit is healthy and it will assist in flushing out the toxins.

When everyone speaks of sugar and sweets, are you referring to fruits as well? I never crave any other sugar (processed items)
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impulse control issues that are common to O's


ok so when I come over and take a bite out of your pet cow you will call it impulse while I just call it steak??  

Gatherers /// sweet food actually has nothing to do with food.. It is a means to energy, to happiness, relaxation, to contemplation of your naval.. you name it,, good before and after.. and for sure in anticipation of... nothing whatsoever to do with hunger, appetite nor satiety.. its the best friend, always near, self starting and satisfying no matter the mood , good when angry, good when going to sleep, in coffee on ice-cream.. get the picture??  


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Quoted from paul clucas
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.)


I agree. I voted yes, but as a gatherer I just like food. On BTD I've learned to love my foods (and that means less sugar,gluten types food)  I think also the statement that sugar is  "quick energy"  learned by O type, often as children. We learn I can fix my energy needs, quickly with sugar. I have learned now to use protein.  


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Lots of positive co-processes that the animal protein triggers on the ways down.  Supporting IAP levels, promoting lean muscle mass, fat soluable nutrients, ammino acids, are a few that come to mind.

Protein is the opposite of sugar as food cravings go for O's.


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and promotes calcium absorption


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Actually, this is one of the things that really turned me towards the genotype diet.  I do not have a sweet tooth.  It'd be a potato or a milky sauce or something like that (or a great beer) that would pull me off track.  Getting the lists was amazing.  I didn't do sweets, because they were "bad", and I didn't really miss them, but I now find myself throughly enjoying things tinged with a bit of agave or honey that are totally diamond-driven.  My cravings were always for other toxics.
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Yes, I have a sweet tooth but I've learned (over and over again), that fulfilling that sweet tooth only makes it worse, to the point of not stopping. If I don't eat sugar, I don't crave it. Same with wheat, can't stop, even when full and feeling sick. I still look for more food. Its disgusting.  It usually doesn't taste as good as I think it's going to and it then becomes a physical craving. My moms an A and chocolate is her middle name. Man, can she put that stuff away! watching her really helps me stay away from it.


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Before starting on my SWAMI meal plan i could eat tons of sugar but once you take it out you don't crave it near as much. I hardly think about sweets now (refused a milk shake today).  


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I have a weakness for cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies.  I have to be careful to not go through them too quickly.  If i have a coffee or tea i made, i will eat three or four after a meal, then eat a few as a snack, then have a few more after my next meal.  I don't seem to gain any weight from them, but i am still pretty young.
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I love cookies too...but that's really it...not much of a sweet tooth because I cut sugar out of my diet about 8 years ago. I'd rather have some potato chips or a warm ham and cheese croissant...


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I have a hard time controlling sweet so best to avoid.  (wheat treats)

I have found small Chocolat Coconut Maccaroons at whole foods.   No wheat at all - these I can eat.  
I have one with a cup of tea or after a meal and I'm fine.

When I'm compliant  -  I don't crave sweets
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I want salt more than sweets.  
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I've had better control the last 10 years then I did in my  20s but sure I like a small bit if chocolate & go through cycles with dried fruit etc.  I drank a lot of wine last few years always paired with chocolate, not great for my moods or blood sugar.  I try to keep stevia around & have that on healthy foods like kefir or oatmeal.  I've generally outgrown cookies & ice cream-- the occasional pastry with wine is about it for me these days.  And ok I sprinkle zane currants on my food also.  Fine I have a sweet tooth!
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I am fine if I don't have anything sweet

Once I get a taste of something it's hard to stop eating it.....I do my best to pass on dessert when I'm at a party.....holiday's are the hard part....but it's more about enjoying the "traditions" with my sisters that I love so much...the sista time  

What I've done to combat this is I have something sweet like honey before I head out to the gym....that way I don't feel deprived and it gives me a boost of energy for my work out  





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I have an incredible sweet tooth! From healthier sweet stuff like fruit and yoghurt, to unhealthy stuff like lollies, chocolate, ice cream, biscuits, cakes. Every day, every meal, and snacks too - I'm always eating something sweet. I prefer sweet vegetables like capsicum, peas, carrot and lettuce to other more savory veggies. I never have cravings for crisps or other salty/savory snacks. I've probably eaten 100g of chocolate every day for most of my adult life. Now that I've found out that I'm a teacher, it looks like I better switch to carob! Preferably sweetened with vegetable glycerine or honey...  fingers crossed I can find something like that!
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never had a sweet tooth.. only thing I sometimes struggle with is sometimes eating my fruit too soon after dinner. Today, i had half a pear that was it.

could care less if I eat sugar or sweets ever again.
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I keep carob walnut brownies and almond flour cookies in my freezer.  The portions are small and if I just want a bite of something sweet after a meal, these work out well.  Bonus is they are diamonds on my Swami!

You can put all kinds of good compliant ingredients in the almond flour cookies, what ever you like and can have.  I never thought I would like carob, but I just love it.  DH is sold on it too.
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I have a monster sweet tooth.  It seems to run in both sides of my family, which was probably encouraged by a southern culture where super sweet desserts are endemic.  I read in the past that people in warm climates do eat more sweet foods.  I don't know whether or not that's true.  I went to a family reunion on the Gulf coast and the dessert table was like a separate meal in itself, lasting into the afternoon (Gosh, re-reading that, it sounds weird, like a Roman orgy.  It wasn't quite like that, just that the desserts were not cleared away and people kept picking into the afternoon).  I hope there are lots of bakeries and chocolate shops in Heaven - and no repercussions!     And I hope I get there!

I have cut waaaay back on my sugar consumption (and eliminated wheat and corn), but I still crave sweets sometimes.  Eating lots of veggies helps, but I don't think I will ever fall out of love with desserts and really good chocolate.  Just have to keep a muzzle on that monsta and only let him out for holidays.  We're going to NOLA in November and that is going to be challenging.
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You've GOT to be kidding?!!  I'm the only Warrior that has a sweet tooth?   crikey.


Mayflowers, don't despair..... I have a really bad sweet tooth    I can eat many chocolate bars a day and not turn a hair   . I'm still getting organised to follow the GTD (using up everything in my pantry) and it may be that my sweet tooth will subside in time (gosh I hope it does.... as at the moment all I have to do is think of chocolate and I can't get it out of my head......) but I doubt that it will disappear altogether. I've had a sweet tooth ever since I was a kid.

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Mayflowers, don't despair..... I have a really bad sweet tooth    I can eat many chocolate bars a day and not turn a hair   . I'm still getting organised to follow the GTD (using up everything in my pantry) and it may be that my sweet tooth will subside in time (gosh I hope it does.... as at the moment all I have to do is think of chocolate and I can't get it out of my head......) but I doubt that it will disappear altogether. I've had a sweet tooth ever since I was a kid.

Sam


I think you will see that if you follow your GTD diet as compliantly as possible the sweet cravings will begin to abate in time.  They may not totally go away.  I think sugar addiction is hard to break, as difficult as nicotine addiction.  At least in my case sugar is addictive.  I eat far less chocolate than I used to.  I used to be able to eat chocolate for breakfast.  My DH was so amazed by that when we first knew each other.  He tried hiding the chocolate from me so I couldn't do that.    He soon learned not to get between me and my chocolate!  I also could (and often did) eat leftover birthday cake or pie with a cup of coffee and call that breakfast.    So I have come a loooong way.  I have not completely eliminated sugar from my diet, but I have vastly reduced it just by following my swami and not eating prepared packaged foods that are also loaded with sugars.  And eliminating wheat (no packaged breads, no cookies, no bakery pies or cakes) has eliminated sugar from those sources.  

There was a day last week I thought about having some chocolate (out of habit), and I realized that I didn't really have a taste for it after all.  That was a first!    But, in the back of my mind, like a true addict, I always have a little inkling, a little itch, for the sweet.  I'm getting better at recognizing it and managing it, but it's still there.  I feel like I could easily fall off the wagon and have a good 48 hour sweets binge, lock myself in a hotel room or something - ice cream, pastries, capuccino with sugar, cookies, chocolate covered marzipan, butterfingers, snickers bars, all of it.  It would probably make me sick, but I feel like I would have a great time doing it.  I guess I just won't go there.  
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O in Virginia,

OMG! NOLA???? One of my all time favorite places for food in general! I admit to indulging in beignets and chickory coffee at Cafe du Monde and at least one awesome meal at Emeril's restaurant, NOLA. I do try to stay compliant other than that...red beans and rice, meatless jambalya, fresh fish and veggies.Yummo!

Chocolate....Lindts or Cadburys or European milk....I want it a few times a year.
Fresh fruit tarts, crunches, pies....... I want once a month.
Homemade, gooey, chewy chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies ....I want after dinner!


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O in Virginia,

OMG! NOLA???? One of my all time favorite places for food in general! I admit to indulging in beignets and chickory coffee at Cafe du Monde and at least one awesome meal at Emeril's restaurant, NOLA. I do try to stay compliant other than that...red beans and rice, meatless jambalya, fresh fish and veggies.Yummo!

Chocolate....Lindts or Cadburys or European milk....I want it a few times a year.
Fresh fruit tarts, crunches, pies....... I want once a month.
Homemade, gooey, chewy chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies ....I want after dinner!


I'm really excited, too.  I haven't visited New Orleans since 2003.  I have to stay away from the beignets, unfortunately.  And the red beans are avoids, too.  But seafood and rice is...mighty nice!  
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I've always had a sweet tooth.  By eating compliantly, it's still there, but much less noticeable than when I was eating a wheat driven diet.  Most of the sweets I craved were in carb form...cookies, cakes, etc.  I still enjoy sweets, but after a week of feeding my body better, I can be satisfied with a small piece of high quality dark chocolate and I don't feel deprived.  Add bennie, chocolate's a superfood!  


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My sweet tooth permanently went away after I did 34 days in a row on the Master Cleanse. Ever since I finished it, I don't want to eat or drink anything sweet. That was 5 months ago.

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