Do you find you need something sweet after every meal?

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Do you find you need something sweet after every meal?

Bignuf Bignuf
Is dessert a "must have" that you feel "deprived" without? I had a big lunch today. I will really full. However, I still found myself on the hunt for a Mounds bar!!! (I realized I didn't need that, and stopped myself, but the craving went on for hours). How about you?
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Not every meal. I do love my sweets though.
04/08/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We don't do dessert in our house. Sometimes as a snack we'll have something sweet, but it's not often at all.
04/08/2013
Gary Gary
We never really do dessert, but there are certain foods that make me crave something sweet after I eat them. I always thought that was odd.
04/08/2013
never shy never shy
I do the same thing I feel like I need anything sweet big or small and a cigarette or my meal Is not finished
04/08/2013
joiedejouets joiedejouets
Sometimes after I have something super salty I feel like I need something sweet to cleanse my palate. Lol
04/08/2013
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
Not as much as I used to. I've come to start disliking a lot of sweet snack foods since I had so much of them, and started in on wanting a ton of salty snacks like chips.
Though I don't eat much of them either.
04/08/2013
Sammi Sammi
Very rarely - I am not much of a dessert person.
04/08/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I only do after some meals it is usually after I eat dinner.
04/08/2013
married with children married with children
we hardly ever eat dessert. I do crave something sweet from time to time though.
04/08/2013
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Is dessert a "must have" that you feel "deprived" without? I had a big lunch today. I will really full. However, I still found myself on the hunt for a Mounds bar!!! (I realized I didn't need that, and stopped myself, but the ...
My husband needs something after dinner every night. He calls is a partner to the "milk gene" since he drinks a gallon of milk every 2 days.
04/08/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
No, I don't. I definitely could since I have a super sweet tooth. I don't let myself though.
04/08/2013
Silverwinds Silverwinds
Not always, but about a third of the time.
04/08/2013
Rossie Rossie
Yes, a small piece of Hershey Bliss dark chocolate, and a cup of Hong Kong Milk Tea, it's a strong dark English tea with lots of cream and sugar.
04/09/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Gary
We never really do dessert, but there are certain foods that make me crave something sweet after I eat them. I always thought that was odd.
This is probably because the food you ate was partially or totally comprised of foods with a high glycemic index. That is a rating for each food that shows how fast it affects your blood sugar. When a food has a high glycemic value, that means it raises blood sugar levels rapidly, often in a spike & then it dips down fast, the crash after the sugar "high". When the blood sugar rises, your body releases insulin to help store it in your cells. Once the sugar level dips back down, the insulin floating around makes you hungry. The body knows it needs to use up the insulin, so it triggers a craving for sweets because that is the fastest, easiest way to get the sugar into the blood stream.

Foods that have a high glycemic index value, are not always necessarily what you would expect, either, but think of all the things diabetics should avoid. Since the glycemic index is an important tool diabetics use to control blood sugar levels, the ratings for most foods can easily be found online. To avoid the spikes in blood sugar & the wild fluctuations that are so dangerous, it behooves everyone to eat balanced meals that contain more slowly digested foods, such as proteins, with the carbs which tend to be more quickly metabolized. The combination helps to slow down, or temper, the effects of the higher glycemic foods. This allows the body to maintain a steady release of insulin & that is healthy.

So, after all that, Gary, I hope you see that your craving is a natural response of your body in reaction to what you just ate! It's nothing to worry about if it's not happening every time you eat. (But, if you become very sleepy after eating sweets, that's another warning sign that something is wrong.) Some diabetics can manage their disease through diet alone & they use the glycemic index to do that.
04/09/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
No, not anymore in my younger days, yes. If I do have something sweet after a meal its usually dinner and with a sweet aperitif.
04/09/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Not a whole desert - but because our dinners are mostly protein - piece of dark chocolate after dinner is pretty common.
04/09/2013
joolie joolie
My sweet tooth will be the death of me. When dining out a cup of very good fresh coffee keeps the dessert monster at bay.
04/09/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
We enjoy dessert from time to time, but it isn't a necessity.
04/09/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I don't need it, but I like to. =)
04/09/2013
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
This is probably because the food you ate was partially or totally comprised of foods with a high glycemic index. That is a rating for each food that shows how fast it affects your blood sugar. When a food has a high glycemic value, that means it ...
Thanks for the explanation.
04/09/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
No we seldom eat desert or have much of anything sweet in the house. Once in a while we'll bake a cake or something but not a requirement by far.
04/09/2013
Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
Yes. I must have something a bit sweet after a good meal. Even if its just like honey roasted peanuts
04/09/2013
Munko Munko
I'd rather just eat dessert all day long if I could. I have a HUUUGE sweet tooth. I don't indulge it as often as I'd like...but I pretty much always want sweets and just plain old carbs.
04/09/2013
Melan!e Melan!e
I do have a huge sweet tooth but there are times when I am too full and I don't have such a hard time passing up dessert.
04/09/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Usually! Especially right after holidays, when suddenly oh look, leftover Halloween/Easter candy or Christmas cookies/chocolates...
04/09/2013
Herzer Herzer
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Is dessert a "must have" that you feel "deprived" without? I had a big lunch today. I will really full. However, I still found myself on the hunt for a Mounds bar!!! (I realized I didn't need that, and stopped myself, but the ...
I've never run into that, but I'm one of those people that consider food just fuel. Honestly if they sold the Bachelor Chow (Now with Flavor!) from Futuramma I'd buy a couple of 50lb bags.
04/09/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Is dessert a "must have" that you feel "deprived" without? I had a big lunch today. I will really full. However, I still found myself on the hunt for a Mounds bar!!! (I realized I didn't need that, and stopped myself, but the ...
I love my sweets but can do without them its chips that I crave the most
04/09/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
It's only been recently that I've been craving something sweet after meals and the cravings don't stop until I have something.
04/10/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I have a terrible sweet tooth and I treat myself to something once a day but I don't feel like I need dessert after EVERY meal.
04/10/2013
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