Sept. 6, 2023 – How To Curb Sugar Cravings – If your cravings strike in the afternoon (when the munchies start around 3 p.m.) Bandier suggests switching to larger, nutrient-dense lunches that are balanced with protein, fats and complex carbohydrates. “This will keep you satisfied for longer and power you through the afternoon,” she shares. If your sugar craving comes at night (midnight snack, anyone?), identify whether you ate adequately throughout the day or are over-exhausted.