When I really start to get bothersome cravings, it means that I have recently eaten something that I shouldn't have. I can't indulge too much with sweet flavors or floury "dry carb" items like breads, pretzels, crackers. Even if I don't binge right away, I'll start craving high-calorie carbs within a few days. It's easier just to avoid it altogether. It's basically more "peaceful" for me that way.
I do not find other foods will help with a sweet tooth, sweet fruit does not work for me I will eat the fruit then the chocolate etc. so it ends up extra calories from the fruit. It is not a problem as I incorporate it in my diet 3-4 times a week in my planner at a 100 calorie limit and it does not increase my weekly average calories. I allow for it if I want ice cream, chocolate etc. It is not good to have any off limits food, it is the quantity and how often that counts on the scale. It is a lifetime eating habit not a DIET.
I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.
I can't play with that addiction at all. I understand increasing fats will take some of the sting out. Avocado is my go to calm me down. Also I have found Jicama Tortilla has a surprising sweetness that may be a good substitute? Maybe with a couple strawberries and a little stevia sprinkled on or whipping crème may give you a little help. I try diverting my attention works best for me, maybe a walk?
KISS-Keep It Simple Sweetie! Have you ever wished for different? Now is the time to make it happen.