This isn't exactly correct.
(2). Meat is not the problem and in fact can greatly help you lose weight especially if you are eating thin meats like poultry or rabbit. Your body burns calories like this:
* Protein (and it takes more calories to burn protein than any other calorie)
If you have a high protein diet, guess what calories are going first? Carbs and then Viola... fat.
Now I am not advocating Atkins here. You have to be smart about it and carbs are not all bad. The main problem with carbs (not talking about processed carbs here) is that your body burns those calories first, so you end up hungry all the time. So high protein, high fiber, lots of veggies and have an orange now and again.
Of course let's not get started on the problem with Whisky. :P