I'm trying to tweak my diet. I feel like I'm doing a good job, preparing meat and vegetables ahead of time to take to work, snacking on healthy things and keeping away from all soda and most all beverages but water. I am just having a hard time losing, even with training that was mainly cardio (including mma) with some lifting. Any helpful comments, as well as flames, are welcome. I've used alot of feedback and stickies from this and other forums to get me this far. 6'0 240lbs... goal is near 205 (maybe up 5-10) to fight at LHW in Amatuer MMA in 6-8 months. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday... 1-3 hours of training depending on the day, each day. Muay Thai, No Gi grappling, BJJ with Gi, and Boxing/Savate. 7am: Protein shake (1 scoop protein, cup of no fat yogurt, banana, skim milk) 9am: Yogurt snack, 1 cup 11am: "handful" of cherry tomatoes snack 1pm: Lunch, prepared chicken breast and 2 cups of mixed veg. mostly broccoli 3pm: serving of mini carrots snack 5pm: pre-workout Protein shake (sooner or later depending) 9pm: dinner/late meal, usually more meat and veggies, sometimes pasta with meat I'm thinking I'm going to bring a sandwich (wheat bread, ham, turkey, cheese) as a late day meal at work before going to mma at night as well. I can't always get home for a shake or small meal before heading to the gym. Otherwise I'm just drinking water, and trying to keep it to fruit, veggies, and meat (or protein). Maybe I'm just being impatient, but I want to be sure this is what I should be doing, or what I should change so I can meet my goals.