If you're craving something sweet I highly recommend making a "Graham Cracker Pudding Cake".
You take sugar-free vanilla or chocolate pudding (Prepare as directed on the box with nonfat milk) and the prepare a tupperware with a bottom layer of graham cracker. Top with Pudding. Add another layer of graham cracker and add more pudding. For even more health value: top with fruit or granola!
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Whenever I get a sweet tooth instead of grabbing a piece of candy or something bad for me I grab something salty, tart or sour. I love pickles so whenever I'm craving something sweet I eat a pickle or two and my sweet tooth is gone! And since I ate something "better" for me than, say, half of the pack of oreo's staring me in the face, it keeps me on track! 7
If you can't keep that sweet tooth under control..chew gum!
My biggest stumbling block keeping me from losing weight was my sweet tooth and just mindlessly eating all day. I decided to try chewing gum as an experiment to prevent myself from eating when I'm craving something sweet. If I feel like I"m going to grab something to eat when I don't need it, I pop in a stick of gum instead and it satisfies my need to have something sweet and delicious in my mouth.
I have lost over 20lbs since I started doing this and it helped me regain my control over food. Also don't cheat on your food journal because you are only cheating yourself! I used to just guess and sometimes even put less than what I ate, and obviously I wasn't going to lose weight doing that!
Sometimes after eating dinner I think to myself... man I'm really craving something sweet. So I walk over to the dessert section (i go to college so i eat in a cafeteria) and pick the smallest cookie i can find off the plate and walk out happy. Its my extra treat for doing well. It indulges my sweet tooth and keeps me on track by limiting my cravings and going nuts. 334
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