I have said it before, buy my biggest diet downfall is my sweet tooth! I LOVE desserts and have a hard time resisting them if they're around. Here are a few tips that have helped me get my sweet tooth under control.
Protein. I drink one scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Chocolate after workouts (mixed with water to keep calories down) and love it. Whey protein has a ton of benefits for your body, repairing and building muscle, filling you up, etc., but I think it tastes like chocolate milk and I feel like I'm getting a treat.
Frozen Grapes. I rinse grapes & freeze them for yummy, low calorie treat. I feel like I'm getting dessert. :)
Fruit on the Bottom Organic Greek Yogurt. I eat one almost every night after dinner. It has less than 100 calories and has lots of benefits for you as well. I add a half scoop of ground flaxeed because of the added benefits and texture.
Don't keep sweets in the house. If it's around, I will eat it, so I just don't have it around to avoid the temptation.
Water. Drink a few cups of water at the end of a meal. The water fills you up, so most of the time when I think I'm still hungry for dessert, the water does the trick.
FroYo. I know it has more sugar in it than the greek yogurt, but it's definitely a better option than ice cream. We have a really yummy frozen yogurt places right up the street that we hit up a couple times a month, typically with friends. In order to keep it from ruining my hard work in the gym, I get strawberry yogurt and top it with the frozen strawberry slices (yes, I avoid the over 101 toppings they offer to stay away from the extra calories!).
Splurge when it's worth it. I eat dessert if it's something homemade and delicious, or my favorite that I only get occasionally. For example, I really love funfetti cupcakes!!! And, I never pass up wedding cake or banana pudding. :)