If I get the munchies and start craving the sweets, I head for sugar free gum. It takes care of the chewing motion and the hint of sweet in the gum satisfies the sweet craving. When all the flavor is gone, my jaw got a workout, and I no longer crave sweets.
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Chew gum when you want sweet but don't want or need to eat.
Some days I really want to snack and frequently I want sweet tasting foods.
When this happens I stop and check myself. If I have drank water, had a good meal and have no reason to be hungry I will chew gum. Then my mouth is busy and I won't eat. It makes me mindful of wanting to put food in my mouth.
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