Even though the two don't sound like they go hand in hand together, it can work with moderation. I got a L-BGE at Thanksgiving 2008 and started my diet @ 230 lbs (6'-0") the Sunday after. I hit just under 169 lbs before July 4, and I think I have eaten every kind of meat I know how to cook or smoke. I have edged back up to 190 lbs but it is CLEARLY portion control. You can have the good stuff, you just can't have it all at once.
Hang in there.