You probably learned about the buddy system when you were just a kid–you and your buddy were supposed to keep track of each other. The same system can be useful now in helping you reach your diet and exercise goals.
Find a friend or family member who has similar goals as you and help each other stay motivated and on track. For example, your buddy can encourage you to work out or even set a time to exercise with you. Your buddy may also remind you to NOT go back for that second piece of cake.
Set clear expectations with your buddy as to what you would like help and encouragement with, and then don’t get offended when they try to help.