Originally Posted by honeybunmom
I guess I don't really understand. In our home, I'm the parent who purchases and prepares and offers the food. So, since sweets are not generally available or presented, dc has to adjust. Dc won't starve himself. He'll ultimately eat what you present to him. What types of sweets is he eating that is causing you concern? Is it a penchant for fruit or sweet veggies like carrots and peas . . . or cookies, cakes and the like?
We don't keep junk food in the house it all. It's, I guess, what you can call healthy sweet food. We do have maple syrup and raw honey at home. I just want him to get some veggies etc too. The veggies you mentioned (carrots and peas) are the only ones he'll eat.
Like I said in my OP, I try to make it as healthy as possible. He has to have his yogurt sweet, but I give him 24 hour yogurt. Same with kefir, he gets smoothies. Almond butter has to have some jam on it etc...
I don't mind him having some, we all do in my home. But I just worry if it's too much when almost his every meal is sweet-oriented.
I'm going to try out the stevia thing. I do feel like he's a bit addicted to sugar because I have gone through that too and the only way I was able to get over it was to cut out a lot and eat more fat. I do try to give him a lot of good fats etc... Or maybe like you said 425lisamarie... he might just need to grow out it. I'm not exactly sure though where it might be an actual problem.