well, ive just started lifting hardcore since the beggining of teh school year, and ive gained about 15 lbs(plus some lost tub)and lifting has become a pretty big hobby of mine. currently, i am about 5'9'' and about 176. I want to get to 190(after cut) or even up to 200 by the end of the summer for football season. im still kind of a newb to lifting, so is that a realistic goal for someone to reach? cause im worried that since im new to lifting, ill start slowing down. before, i wasnt a twig, but somewhat naturally strong, so i think ive been blessed with some good genetics. and a problem is that i cant take supplements because my parents think they're the devil. but i got them to agree to go see a dr. once, but dudes like 75 and said creatine will kill my kidneys and that "for years people have been trying to duplicate mother nature, but have never succeded" so he would prefer that i get my protein naturally. so the dr. appointment pretty much backfired on me. i dont really drink much water, so how much should i be? and here is my current diet that i have put together from trolling on here, so what changes should be made? breakfast-4 eggs + pbj sandwich lunch- cottage cheese +whatever fruit my school has for that day, 2 yogurts, carton of choco milk, & mashed potatoes + meat (?) or burrito(depends on teh school day) snacking-Louis Rich Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, bowl of honey nut cheerios or if i get taht sweet tooth, a kudos bar dinner-whatever mom makes. usually has rice in it. any other protein packed foods you could recommend? sorry about this being so long, but i just reeeaaaaly want to achieve this goal thanks for the help p.s.-what herbs/spices can i put on the chicken breast strips to get some variety in taste?