Turn Your Goals Into If-Then Statements to Account for Roadblocks

Setting goals is easy.  Sticking with goals is not.

But you can improve your changes big time by just doing a little different planning.

Source: Create If-Then Plans to Stick With Your Goals

The key is to make your “then” statement actionable, specific, and positive. Simply saying, “If someone brings pizza, then I won’t eat it” won’t do much good. But something like, “If someone brings pizza, I’ll treat myself to hummus and crackers” is a lot more effective.

Hummus is high in calories, but it’s in the same boat as guacamole – it’s healthier calories than a lot of foods, and it helps with satiety.