It is sometimes very difficult to avoid high carb foods but what helps me through the tough times is to recall how many times I tried to stick to a diet beginning January 1only to push so hard that I set myself up for failure. Don’t let the coming New Year become an excuse to fall off plan and gain weight. This is a new way of eating and once you accept that and realize how awesome the foods and way of life are, you will happily get to your weight loss goal. I don’t know what I am trying to say in this post exactly, maybe just realize you aren’t alone and this coming December 31 I will NOT be over-indulging and setting myself up for failure. Been there and done that!