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Smarter Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Simple Tips for Mastering Your Sugar Cravings


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  • My sweet tooth is one of my biggest challenges. Last night I managed to stave it off with a piece of a candy cane. Not what I wanted, but I was proud to except a moment of step at a time.
    Yes, like everyone else I enjoy the gratification of a sweet treat! Am constantly trying to find alternatives.... In the UK, I suppose we have different products which amount to the same thing!! I'm not a chocolate person, but I really enjoy a hot pudding with fresh cold Custard... Unfortunately, that comes in at a whopping 800 calories lol! I've started getting tinned rice pudding (portion 190 calories) and the occasion egg Custard tart (approx 240), I'm trying not to feel deprived and atm, that's working x
  • The smart options seem to contradict the premise of eating whole foods.
  • Great ideas to satisfy my sweet tooth!

  • Good sweet snack suggestions. Am posting these on my frig at mom's house also.
  • Instead of cocoa powder, I mixed a pkt of instant hot chocolate with vanilla Greek yogurt....OMG....bliss!
  • good information....
  • While I do enjoy sweets, I no longer crave them. Like another reader, I allow myself a piece of cake on Friday night (and only if I've done well all week). Frozen grapes satisfy my sweet tooth other times. 10 grapes eaten slowly are yummy.
    It helps, but it's a life long thing, and sugar craving will be replaced by some other craving that will bug you, too! Maybe control for awhile but no cure.
  • Great article with good suggestions. I am amazed at all the place sugar hides in.
  • I went cold turkey on sweets and I'm OK with it. My dietician allows me a piece of unfrosted cake for the Friday night Sabbath meal and one for the Saturday lunch Sabbath meal. That's it for me, for the week, and it's OK. It gives me something to look forward to. I might eat a piece of fruit for the sweetness, coupled with a dozen raw nuts for the protein. I might eat a plain rice cake for something to crunch on. But I certainly am able to totally ignore Drake's Cakes or Entemann's now. I save my cake quota for my own home-baked cake on the weekend.
  • Some truly helpful ideas here - not exactly what I was expecting (an apple instead of ice cream sort of thing). I'm saving this article!
  • The suggestions ARE good ones but I have to tell you - there ain't nothing like the real thing and that's is WHY we crave it. It's not XXX just because we choose to call it that. I do better to buy a piece of REAL cheesecake for an outrageous price - take two bites and toss the rest down the disposal. I hate to waste money so that is more of a motivator for me to stay away from it in the future. Wrong motivator? Maybe, but it works for me most of the time. Same is true for turkey "ham" "bacon" etc.Those meats come from pig-not a bird. I found I am happier doing without than eating fake whatever.
  • These suggestions were good ones. Another treat I like comes from my run on the South Beach Diet: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1 tsp. cocoa, 1/2-1 Tbl. honey (to taste, I like mine less sweet) and about a Tbl. of sliced almonds. I also add 1/4 tsp. of almond flavoring, but I couldn't find nutrition info for this. The best I could do on the tracker was 300 calories, but since I use less honey, cocoa and fewer almonds, I suspect it's closer to 200. Either way, it's delicious and keeps me from feeling deprived of my chocolate fix!
  • Thank you for a great article. Before I started this program I had a huge sweet tooth. I am happy to say that with a lot of determination and willpower, I now reach for fruit and veggies and am completely satisfied and no longer crave sugar. I keep lots of fruit on hand including bananas, mango, frozen raspberries and blueberries and also mix them into healthy weight loss shakes. I also snack on fresh broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes and olives which fill me up in a healthy way. I am on day 19 and I'm feeling great!

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