One day a woman conveyed to me that her life would be so sad if she could never eat cake. She claimed she was overweight (and suffering from diabetes) because she did not want to depraved herself.
Most dieters think of healthy eating as this painful chore. Rather than feeling like there are foods " I will be denying myself" wouldn't it be better to have a more positive perspective like " I’m now eating healthy and moving toward feeling great."
And consider what you truly have been depraving yourself of---being able to wear what you want, energy, good healthy, etc etc