Hi guys, first off just wanted to say that this board has been a great source of info for me as a beginner. There are some really insightful threads which have helped me build somewhat of a base in terms of an overall healthy lifestyle. I have been following a routine similar to the 5x5 routine for about 6 months now, and have made some decent strength gains, but not a whole lot to show for it. I was brought up being vegetarian, and was wondering if anyone here can give me some insight as to a good diet to complement the weight training routine. My goal is primarily to cut down to 10% bodyfat, weighing approx. 180lbs. I currently weigh 185lbs and am at approx 20% bodyfat. Right now, this is how my diet looks: Breakfast (9:15:am) - MRP (myoplex 42g protein) Snack (12pm) - 250g 0% fat cottage cheese mixed with fat free fruit yogurt (35g protein) Lunch (3pm) - Brown rice/steamed vegetables (broccoli/mushrooms)/tofu Eve (6pm) - MRP Myoplex Dinner (8:30pm) - Eggwhite omelet (25g protein) w/ vegetables Last meal (10pm) - MRP Myoplex I also take 1 tblspoon of flaxseed oil everyday in the morning with the myoplex. I do cardio 4 days/week in the mornings on an empty stomach; 2 days HIIT for 20mins (between 5-9mph) and 2 days incline walking on the treadmill for 30mins. I am lifting on Monday, Thurs and Sat (3 days/week). My wieght routine is as follows: Monday - Chest(2 sets flat bench/2 sets flys), Shoulders (2 sets military press/2 sets lateral raise), Tri's (2 sets Pressdows/2sets Overhead dumbell Extension), Abs (2 sets*12 reps basic crunches) Thurs - Legs (2 sets Squats/2sets Leg press/2sets Calf Raises), Back (2sets Lat pulldown/2sets Pulley Row), Bi's (2sets Barbell Burl/2sets Dumbell Hammer Curls) Sat - Chest, Shoulders, Tri's, Abs again All sets are performed to 6-7rep range, about as heavy as I can go with good form. Each week I will alternate said workouts so that if Chest/Should/Tri gets worked twice in one week, that workout will only be once the following week. Does the diet I am currently on look conducive to fat loss? Is the weight routine a good routine to follow for fat loss while maintaining muscle mass? I would like to say thank you in advance, and apologize for the long post. Please guys, any info for a newb would be most appreciated. Really looking forward to some good advice. Thanks!