One thing that has helped me through my journey is not depriving myself. If I want a piece of candy I'm going to have a piece of candy. If I want a hamburger I'm going to eat that hamburger. You're going to have those days when cravings overtake you but its the days when you feel you have control is when you stick to your guns and before you know it you're keeping that weight off for good.
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Don't deprive yourself of anything, just learn to balance treats out by cutting back on something else.
A lot of people completely cut out chocolate, cheese, butter, cream, etc, etc, and think they are doing the right thing. But all this achieves is to make themselves feel deprived. For example, a small scrape of butter is far better (and tastier) than any amount of made in a lab substitute butter!
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