Bobbie- I didn't turn to sweets when I quit alcohol, but DH did when he quit smoking. Big time! He always had hard candy in his pocket and sucks on it all day. But he doesn't put on any weight. He has a little bit of a belly, but that's all. His whole family grew up eating tons of sweets and none of them ever had a weight problem. My husband ate donuts and cakes and cookies for breakfast all his life. With coffee with tons of sugar. Even as a little kid. His mother didn't care. It's a really good thing I don't care for sweets much because we always have cakes and cookies in the house. What I don't bake, he buys at the bakery.