2.5 years low carb here. I live in NYC, and every time I visit home (Australia), I notice my cravings for carbfests and my desire to buy Cadbury and Cheezels to bring back to the US drops. Like, noticeable difference, even between my March visit and my September visit this year – years into LCHF.
I cheat occasionally, preferencing savory carbs over sugary carbs – I now often find that even if I’m cheating, I won’t feel like chocolate or whatever after I’ve had the Cheezels.
I still feel like sweet stuff after dinner quite often, but it’s not a sugar craving. To satiate it, I’ll have dark chocolate handy (Trader Joe’s 85% dark chocolate is the best value for money on the market imho) and I also make my own makeshift cocoa+sweetener or almond flour+sweetener concoctions. A couple of spoonfuls of cocoa and allulose, or some almond flour cookies made with stevia, usually do the trick.
To emphasize: it’s still surprising how much my taste has changed. The idea of regularly having the crap that most people eat every day physically repulses me. They were giving out free yoghurt on 42nd Street today near Grand Central: I picked one up, and saw “19g carbs, 0g fiber” and just thought to myself “why not just drink a Coke?” And yet people were grabbing them and lapping it up as if it was healthy for them. Insane.