Yes but ethanol drives insulin through the roof.
Any time you eliminate a major calorie source you stand a better chance of losing weight. That could be fat, protein, or carb. You can find a study or book or clinician who has success with any of those 3 plans. The key is to find one that works for you and be disciplined. Being disciplined is a heck of a lot easier when you're full!
For a lot of people, carbs are extremely filling and high protein/fat makes them nauseous (I've found this particularly with east Asians and some of African descent). For others, like me (eastern European descent), I need protein and fat to have any chance of staying full.
You get your mitochondrial DNA from your mother, so think about how she eats and functions and 8 times out of 10 that will help direct you.