"Don't eat carrots. They have too much sugar."
How many people are too heavy due to eating too many carrots? If carrots are the true culprit of your diet, then you eat far better than I or anyone else does.
from askfreud.com"I avoid pasta and bread."
There's no need to avoid bread and pasta. Stick to whole grains. And remember what a portion size is -- 3/4 of a cup of dry pasta, or 56 grams, is 210 calories. Measure it out. You'd be surprised how small it is compared to a standard restaurant serving size of pasta. And, when you go out to dinner, stay away from the bread basket, especially if you are getting a pasta dish or meal with bread in it.
"I don't eat red meat. I eat lots of chicken and fish."
I wrote a whole post on this subject. An animal is an animal is an animal. Why should an animal of one species be so "good" for you an another be "bad"? Beef, chicken, and fish have the same quantities of cholesterol. And, lean beef and chicken have similar quantities of artery-clogging saturated fat. So, if you really want to do yourself a favor, cut back on or get rid of the animals from your diet.