I'm a 35 year old male. I've a sweet tooth. How can I control my sweet cravings? Are there any preventive foods or measures?
Modify behavior. This is a tough problem for many people. First get a complete physical and blood work to make sure there is no physiologic issue causing your cravings. If you are in perfect health then you may need to use tactics that people with addictions use to stop the undesirable behavior. You can also try hypnosis, acupuncture, or just plain will power. Start by limiting yourself to one treat a day.
Yes. "sweet tooth" is a misnomer for diet that needs less refined sugars and more complex carbohydrates to prolong release of sugars over a long time. Think of it this way, simple sugars are jet fuel, complex carbos are like fuel oil. Also your sweet taste buds are calibrated at "sweet tooth" level. Reduce simple sugar, increase complex carbos with whole grains and the taste buds will reset lower.