This seems like such a little thing but for me it is such a big victory...since I switched over to my Chinese style eating plan (which isn't really even an eating plan per-se...it's more me eating the majority of my meals chinese-style from my cookbooks as a lifestyle change, one I am having no trouble keeping up) I've found that my cravings for sweets have decreased severely and can easily be solved with an apple or a pear or a smoothie made of strawberries, soft silken tofu, yogurt and milk. Yum! But honestly, I don't crave ice cream anymore, my sodium consumption weirdly enough is down and my need for sweets is phenomenally low. I've even gotten a taste for unsweetened green tea...which I drink all day. I'm more energetic and happier in general, and I don't crave the food at work nearly as much anymore...it pales in comparison to my authentic Chinese meals and homemade sauces. I really think I have changed things for the better this time, this is something I could keep doing for the rest of my life.