Setting goals is easy. Sticking with goals is not.
But you can improve your changes big time by just doing a little different planning.
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.