I can’t tell you that I am 100% right on this, but I can tell you that the following works in my own life, and I am one who certainly loved sweets and lived on them for many years of my life. I don’t, however, crave them much any more.
For my personal system I have figured out that if I am craving sweets…beyond just a decision to have dessert every now and then…I usually am low on one or more of the following. (Actually, I learned what to look for with the aid of a very good nutritionist!)
3. Carbon Phosphorus
4. Magnesium (when I crave chocolate)
Now, if none of those mean anything to you, it really doesn’t matter. Just know, that helping yourself to an extra dose of the following on a consistant basis might just cure your cravings. (And you might need to supplement.)
4. Sweet Potatoes (not for women over 50)
10. Hard Cheese*
11. Eggs* (Make an omlette using ingredients on this list.)
I know; I know. I remember just how you feel! Why would you want to eat spinach when you’re craving a Baby Ruth, right?
For me, the beginning of the end of the sugar cravings was when I began to add a handful of nuts as a snack several times a day. Just remember that I can get by with this because I watch my carbs, but if you do not do that, nuts do pack a lot of calories. You also might want to consider Almonds as your nut of choice because they are more alkaline than many.
If you have a juicer or Nutribullet, try making a smoothie from broccoli, kale, cauliflower, 4-5 cherry tomatoes, and 6-8 almonds. It sounds crazy, and it won’t happen overnight, but I do eat this way myself and I actually go many days at a time without even thinking about eating sugar…not that this happened overnight, you understand!
I also have to be careful with the kale. If I allow the stem to get into the juicer, my drink becomes much stronger than I like. (You also need to expect that if you do as I did and cut sugar and flour out of your diet, cold turkey, it may take a couple of weeks for you to lose the tired feeling that just might follow.)
A final thing that is often suggested to kill the sugar cravings is saffron extract. Just don’t expect it to work overnight. Everything I have read said that it will take about four weeks for the extract to help get those cravings under control!
*Remember, these are very acidic; however, I do have quite a bit of meat in my diet. My system stays alkaline because I also keep very alkaline foods on board to offset the others. I also see my doctor for regular blood work so that I always know when my diet and supplimentation are working.
And don’t forget, I only relate my own personal experiences here and certainly do not hand out medical advice. For beginning research, you might start with the Livestrong Foundation.