Sugar cravings are miserable – but they do get better. Years of eating sugar can result in candida overgrowth and also in excess insulin production, and both of these things can make you crave it that much more. Cutting it out completely is the way to go, so your blood sugar can stabilize and the candida can die. The first few days are the worst but as time goes on the cravings really do go away for the most part.
Make sure you have other things you enjoy on hand, so you don’t just constantly feel deprived, and also make sure to eat regularly. I find my sugar cravings mostly come back when I’ve gone too long between meals, and my blood sugar is low. But if I reach for a serving of brown rice or some veggies, the craving for sugar fades pretty quickly.