I agree with NekkyNoo. You likely won’t want sugar/sweets this badly thoughout the diet, but the desire for sweets will pop up here and there. Especially in relation to social functions – birthdays, parties with tasty treats, etc. I’ve been trying to brainstorm as we have 2 family birthday parties this month – 1 for my niece (this Friday) and one for my daughter who’s turning 9. Just this afternoon I put a big glob of nut butter in a bowl (I used macadamia, but almond would be good), added some alcohol-free vanilla and stevia to taste and then 1/2 C. carob powder, adding the carob a little at a time until it was well mixed and dark brown. Then, I froze that mix. Once it was firm, I took 1/2-1 teaspoon fulls and rooled them around in my hands to make little carob balls. I rolled some of the balls in unsweetened coconut, some in an ACD cookie crumb that I made earlier in the week from failed cookies, and some plain. Then I froze the little finished balls again and plan to keep them in the freezer. When frozen, the consistency is kind of like really cold fudge. Once you get your hands on some stevia, a whole new world opens up 🙂
p.s. I wouldn’t eat the carob balls daily, or even several times a week. Carob is a little starchy/carby and my little confection uses quite a lot of it. I plan on saving these for an occasional treat or to use if the brownies I’m trying for Friday’s party flop.
Hang in there! And get some stevia 🙂