you will probably get a different answer from everyone who responds, but for what it is worth, I am a recent convert to the school of CUT THE CARBS.
The logic is pretty easy to understand: carbs are energy. If you are eating energy, your body does not need to burn body fat for energy. If you eat too much energy, your body store it as fat.
Eat more protein and fibrous vegetables and your body will start burning fat for energy.
I'm not doctor with a degree, but this has been working for me.