If you want to eat low carb-very limited bread, pasta, fruit,sugar, you will do well on Atkins or low carb. Atkins is starts as a week of only meat , eggs, and very limited vegetables, then you slowly take in more vegetables, and an occasional fruit. It is a way to eat, but not giving your body carbohydrates for energy, so your body is forced to use its own fat stores.
If you want to eat what you like but in moderation, try counting calories. I have a thread called Doin' it the old fashioned way on this forum. We would love to have you and help you in any way we can.
Either way you go, good luck!