Hey there - Glad you liked my comment. That's the beauty of this place - you never know when you'll find just the idea you were really needing. I've been following Steph-knee for a long time and I felt so sad that she was dreading the holidays. Then - when I thought how I wanted to walk through these festive food laden days that's what I decided to do, too. Fake it till I make it!
Well, I'm sorry you are having sugar cravings too, but it's also reassuring to me that this isn't just some wacko craving coming to me out of nowhere.
I've been reading a bit about sugar cravings and the most stringent advice from people (not involved with the alcohol factor) is to cut out all sugar including fresh fruit and carbs. I'm not going to do that but use fruit to curb my cravings as you suggested.