Yep. We all do it at least once, if not more. You see something at the super market, at a friends house or wherever and you just can't help yourself. Yeah, it stinks.
I'm a type 1 diabetic since I was 16 years old. It's been about 4 years now since I was first diagnosed. I was a sugar fiend before that, and am proud to say I'm actually pretty strict with my diet. But of course sometimes temptation strikes… Here are some helpful things I've found through trial and error, and maybe they can work for you too!
1. One way I found, though it seems odd, is when I have a craving for something I go brush my teeth. It seems to almost clean out what my mouth wants to taste. Odd, but true!
2. When I see something I want to eat, I chew gum. This makes it so my mouth is too busy chewing to stick something else in it! This also works with sucking on sugar free mints/hard candies… But watch it! They have carbs!
3. This is usually a last resort for me. I give in and take one, only one, bite of whatever is tempting me. Keeping it in my mouth for as long as possible, so the flavor stays in my head. I then take the rest of what I didn't eat and throw it away. I know it sounds wasteful, but if I wrap it up for later, I get stuck on wanting to go back and finish it. This way I'm DONE. After that I don't drink/eat anything so the flavor is still there to enjoy!
I hope this helps some people! I'd love feedback and some ideas to to try besides these. Feel free to chat with me also!
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