1. FRUIT

Its sugar content helps satisfy your need for something sweet, but compared with processed foods like cakes and biscuits, it’s slower releasing and a lot higher in nutrients too.

2. NUTS

These make the ideal snack as they are filling and also help keep your blood sugar stable.

3. COFFEE MADE WITH LOTS OF SKIMMED MILK

It’s satisfying and sweet but not high in calories. You can even have a sprinkle of drinking chocolate on the top to beat a common craving.

4. PRAWNS OR COOKED CHICKEN

These are high in protein and filling. Try either of these when you think that you want something sugary, as you may find that it heads off the need to indulge your sweet tooth.

5. MINT TEA

A cup or two of mint tea will leave your mouth feeling fresh, which will take away the desire to carry on eating.