My stats- I'm 20 yrs old, 5'8 and 160lbs. Bf ~22% (haven't checked recently but I haven't really gained/lost anything since) According to the freedieting.com calorie calc., I should be consuming ~1800 calories (normal fatloss, maint. at ~2300 cal.) I've been tracking my intake via fitday.com I'm thinking about cutting ~250 cals, aiming for 1550-1600 daily. I want to start seeing results I've been hitting the gym for a good month-month and half now, 3-4 times a week doing the typical major body parts that some of my friends were doing. Monday- Tri's/chest, Weds- Back/shoulders etc or whatever. I think I'm going to start doing the 5x5 program. I'm just getting back into working out since it's been nearly 2 years. I started hitting the gym with a hard cardio workout but then lifting was half assed, so now I bust my ass lifting and now my 30-45 mins of low intensity cardio is the worst thing ever. I'm going to be lifting in the morning then cardio in the evening (or vice versa depending on my schedule) No suppliments really besides a daily vitamin and fish oil with each meal. Foods I typically eat in a day- Morning breakfast- 1/2 cup 100% whole wheat oats Medium Banana 1/2 cup skim milk ice + Blender = 260-300 calories (according to fitday) Sometimes I'll throw some blueberries, almonds, strawberries etc. in there if I have some. Go to class and gym come back for lunch- 1 whole egg + 2-3 egg whites 1 cup diced chicken breast Maybe some onions, green pepper, garlic, whatever I can find. Cooked however I feel that day. 360-400 cals Then it's sorta random, some tuna, an apple or grapefruit, something to make another 2-300 calorie meal. For dinner I try to aim for meat or fish + lots of vegtables. Each meal is also occupied by a nice tall glass of water. I haven't been too faithful to eating clean, sometimes I'll sneak in a bowl of my fav cereal with skim a few hours before I hit the sack or something. I really have a hard time going to bed if I'm just craving food like right now. Would an appeitite surpressent or something be any good or just some queer shit? So I think that covers it all. Cliffs: And is it true I shouldn't eat anything 4 hours before I go to bed?