I do use honey. But I'm maintaining. I use it for the health benefits and because I just plain like it. I didn't really start using it before I lost the weight. I don't find that it causes cravings for me, but everyone is different.
You just have to do what is right for you. I very much believe in SB, but if health benefits "outweigh" SB rules for me, I will bend them some.
Try it and see how it affects you. Eating healthy while losing weight is a big experiment and the only way to find out is to test it.
Balie nef, blaie prope.