Congratulations on giving up the sweets! That is not an easy thing to do. When I went through menopause, a miracle happened for me. I lost my taste for sweets. But I still do get an urge for chocolate and always reach for a small square of dark chocolate, which quenches my crave.
You really don't need to give up the sweets. You just need to learn to control the cravings and practice portion control.
The same goes for those carbs. Don't even try to give them up or you will crave them to the point of crash and burn. Learn how to control them by practicing portion control.
Good luck to you! Keep up the good work!