Erik, you wrote in a comment: "A better question is how do I get through the my sugar withdrawals while trying to lose weight?"
GAH, my problem totally! I'm a hopeless sugar addict. My answer: fruit. Particularly citrus and berries. You will read posts where fruit is discouraged if one is trying to lose weight, but if you are choosing cupcakes or donuts over an orange, you've got bigger problems. (I'm not offending- just being honest with you!)
I have problems with sugar cravings in mid-morning and mid-afternoon. In the morning, I make sure to load up with fat, fat, fat, and that does help me cut the cravings. And I tell myself to get through lunch and then I can eat my fruit. :) Everyday I pack an orange, grapefruit, or a small container of berries for mid-afternoon. I tell myself I MUST eat my healthy sweet snack before I can eat a crappy one. I eat it slowly and try to really enjoy it. 19 times out of 20, it works, because I'm not really hungry- it's just a craving. By the time I feel the urge to eat something sweet again, it's almost time to leave work and hit the gym, so it's easier to cope with and ignore. (I personally stay away from bananas and apples as snacks, higher sugar and carbs gets me wonky and wanting more.)
I also eat a small "paleo" treat, square of dark chocolate at night, or small glass of sweet red wine after supper if the sugar craving kicks up.
This doesn't mean you won't goof up, but it will be easier to deal with if you give yourself the right choices. Given the effects of gluten on a person's digestive system + total body, and how long it can affect a person after ingestion, I tend to think gluten is worse than sugar. But of course, natural sugars and sweeteners are better than white granulated sugar, and everything in minimal amounts is key. You are not perfect; you will never be; but you can minimize the damage and still feel good if you keep working at it. :)