If it's any help at all, I was a complete sweets addict. Without question I could eat a whole apple pie with ice cream in one sitting. I loved sweets with all my heart. Then in late 2012 I quit cold turkey. Or rather, I switched to fruit. The way I did it was the way you make any major change, one day at a time. I promised myself I would try it for one day. Then that went okay, so I said I would try it for another day. Then that went okay, so I did it again. The next day I decided that it had gone smoothly so,far, so,I promised I would quit the whole week. Then after that I promised two,weeks, then two more. During this whole time I would eat whatever fruit was the sweetest, usually a variety of grapes. I was still getting sugar and sweetness, but I was breaking my cookies and ice cream habit. By the time I got to six weeks I made up my mind I was done with sweets until I lost the weight I wanted to lose. 50lbs and a year and a half later I don't miss sweets at all and have decided I'm never going back. It's the same way I feel about cigarettes, I loved me when I was younger, but I recognize they're bad for me and finding the strength to quit was such hell I have no intention of subjecting myself to that again. And during this whole time, my wife ate sweets regularly, as did my kids. I never banished anything from my home, just my mouth. It honestly wasn't even that hard to do, once I made up my mind to take it a day at a time. You can so,anything for a day. If it's too hard, you can eat them the next day.