My girlfriend and I were talking about this the other day, and we both have experienced the longer you are eating clean, the cravings seem to die off. The only time the cravings have ever came back for a day or two, were days that we have been sick.
Ways we still enjoy the sugar taste we use Splenda. I used to add a good sum of sugar to my oatmeal, but I found out about splenda and it tastes just the same.
We also carry a lot of oranges on hand. We might have a late night sweet tooth, so we’ll pull out a few oranges and that always satisfies our needs.
Also, my g/f tends to drink a lot of water to keep her fulfilled. It doesn’t work for me, but she swears by it. We keep 2 gallons of water in our fridge always full to keep cold.
I make a big batch of chocolate protein shakes + milk + banana(or some other fruit) kept cold in the fridge each day. Whenver I want to snack or something, I’ll pour some of the thickness into a glass, and that helps. Also, for other snacks, we keep about 5-6 bags of beef jerky in our pantery at all times. We both love it, and usually will eat that late at night if we are hungry.
Hope that helps.