in cooking and stuff, I use apple juice and things like that. I still eat sugar on occasion but are more of the mindset that...if i dont need it, i dont need it. its in many things that i like, so why add it to others?
i just made a killer batch of muffins actually, wheat free, dairy free,sugar free and low fat..but still sweet as the dickens!! apple juice and fruit and stuff. delicious!!
i htink its a good idea, to limit the sugar, i really do. ive also seen the bad stuff it does and like you, i like to go cold turkey if i can.
sweet fruits are things like strawberries and blueberries i guess?? Also i find that adding cinnamon to things, gives them some flavour. and i have friends who swear by stevia.
i really dont recommend artificial sweeteners (no offence to endorsers of that of course, just personally dont like them) ..they taste yuck and are far more damaging than sugar.
um....also, you'll find that when you drop out sugar...you stop craving it. i used to be a complete sugar addict, eating like 8 times the recommended amount and not much else. but a day or two after you cut back, you don't even crave it. though that could be more to do with G.I.
and when i go for sugar...i go for 'good kinds'. but you probably already knew all this!!