I've only recently (3 days ago) gotten a gym membership for after work and a bike to get around with instead of a car. I have a few small questions that have cropped up since I started... 1. What nutritional supplements should I be taking? My trainer told me to take someone, but not which ones. 2. I have trouble keeping my heart rate where it should be. During my cardio, I'm generally at 160-170. I understand this is what people tend to do for actual cardio training. If it goes into the cardio training zone, am I not losing very much weight that way? May seem like a dumb question, but I'm going from having virtually never worked out to going 6 days a week. 3. This is the biggest one for me... meals. I know I'm supposed to eat 5 meals a day. I already decided to interject this stuff (click) in between meals so I go from 3 to 5. But for the regular 3 meals, what should I be eating? I've seen recipes in the Off-Topic forum for low calorie meals, and even deserts. I just didn't think to keep any of them. Appreciate any help I can get I'm 18, 5'5, 185 lbs, hoping to get back down to 140 or so. I can hold my weight alright, so it's hard to tell I'm as overweight as I am, but I can feel it. Current routine: i do a 10 minute cardio warm-up, then about 30 mins of weights and 30 mins of cardio. The goal is mostly weight loss. I want to be fit, but not bulging with muscles necessarily. Current diet: Whatever I had in the freezer before I started this. As of yet, I've had no real advice on it.