"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries and predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
-William Faulkner Push yourself to your own potential and standards. Often people sell themselves short. Additionally, the tendency is to overstate the negative and understate the positive. Use your own barometer.
It's not fat or carbs, SUGAR is the key. When people ask me what is one thing they could do to make an impact in their nutrition, I say to eliminate processed sugar. There is a whole host of reasons for this but a couple are how it raises your blood sugar which raises insulin, which isn't good health wise and inhibits bodyfat usage. Another is that sugar digests quickly and often causes one to want more. Pass on the junk, bring in the good! I'm a fan of sugar free gum and Wal