deny (one)self

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deny (one)self

To deprive oneself of something. I'm denying myself desserts right now, while I'm on this diet.
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The good news is that staying physically healthy during the season needn't mean denying yourself these pleasures.
Minimalism is not about living a Spartan life with bare white walls and denying yourself pleasures; it is about living a meaningful life where dead things are not prioritized over financial security and human relations.
Fasting is denying yourself the pleasures of food and material things such as money, etc.
Food is a joy, especially when you are denying yourself some of the things you love.
When you refuse to take a tough decision, you are being your greatest enemy because you are denying yourself a chance/right to do good things in life.
Not to get all esoteric on you, but denying yourself the time to take a breath, collect your thoughts, reflect on what's important to you, listen to your children or just take a nap doesn't do you--or those around you--any good.
Not denying yourself the odd treat though is key while choosing foods to stop anxiety, according to Carina.
30pm) is here to show us how, and most importantly, it doesn''t involve denying yourself all luxuries and surviving on food you fished out of the bins behind the local supermarket.
When it comes to IceDelight, however, you're doing your body a favour--replenishing the vitamins and antioxidants found in fresh fruit without denying yourself any of the' yum-factor' associated with traditional desserts.
Try to limit what you're eating to a sensible amount - this doesn't mean denying yourself the usual festive treats which are, of course, one of the best things about Christmas but just think before you overindulge.
Oh dear, why did she have to imply that denying yourself food is worth it to be skinny?
She founded Slimming World 30 years ago, and says: "My burning passion, then as it is now, was to show that losing weight doesn't have to be about denying yourself pleasures, making sacrifices and carrying burdens.