Sure, go for it. For many people, it may be hard at first, but then the craving gets much, much less after a short time without it.
Or do a 2-level process:
1) Consume no added sugar (or any other sweetener), but satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh fruit.
Then, after some time (weeks, or months) at level 1, taper down to level 2:
2) Limit your fruit to X servings a day (X a small number like, say, 3 or less).
Thanks for the advice mephyle! I'm going to cut out as much as i can starting Monday. Allowing sugars in fruit and my microwave porridge(already has it in) But not allowing cakes/muffins/chocolate - which is my complete and utter downfall! My cravings are insanely intense! The first week i will be feeling lousy with the withdrawal but after that hopefully it's easier!
The cravings you experience may be worse if you stretch out the turkey by not giving up all your sugar. So my suggestion is to give away the rest of your microwave porridge mix, buy some plain oatmeal, and switch to savoury porridge.
You won’t have to give up chocolate altogether if you snack on an 80% cacao (or more) bar—ration 1 square a day.
Another chocolate option is to develop a taste for “Aztec cocoa”: just a tablespoon of cocoa powder with no sugar cooked in a cup of hot water. You could try it with milk instead of water if you want, but I find that with milk I miss the sugar, but with water it tastes like a different drink.
It’s an acquired taste. But I don’t find it bitter, just not-sweet.
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