I know that the main thing for losing is "cals in < cals used" and I'm following that basic principle but I was reading about "Timed Carb Diets" and decided to give it a try just to try something different this time. The basics are that you only take in significant amounts of carbs right after a workout and for the first meal after the workout. Then you also get 2 days of carb loading during the week. Also during this diet you are supposed to keep your fat intake around 40% of the total calories. Here is my exercise schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays - I lift in the mornings and run in the evenings Tuesday, Thursday - off Here is my diet for the first week broken down into amounts, calories, etc (it's a .pdf file you'll have to download but it's only 18kb and there's no registration or anything): http://www.mediafire.com/?9xj7jdshxmc On the weekends I'm planning on keeping the total intake around 1800 cals while eating carbs with meals. So I have 2 particular questions: 1. Does the diet in the pdf look ok? 2. Are there any foods or low-carb recipes that are high in poly/mono fats so I can eliminate some of the saturated fats that seem to be dominating my fat intake? Thanks.