Ok, Ive read the faqs and have an idea on what I should be doing, but I have an extraordinary scenerio. Im 5'10 210lbs with a big build (34-36" waist but 46" chest) . Ive got a strong core and used to lift alot of weights. Ive always been fairly active. Sports two or three times a week. Anyway, I changed my diet and started trying to cut. I dropped weights, for the most part and am focusing on cardio. I run 3-5 miles 3+ times a week, as well as train jiu jitsu 2-3 times a week. Ive dropped close to 30 pounds to get where I am in around three months, but Ive kind of plateaud. Now, my diet is about 3000 calories per day, and most days, I burn closer to 4000. My fat intake is relatively low, but my carb intake is high (vegetarian). I try to eat eggs, cheese, nuts, beans, et al, to get my protein up as much as possible. Im eating better, but my weight has stayed the same. Im getting smaller all around and losing mass in general, due to the less weights, but thats what I want now. Can someone please look at what I am thinking for my proposed diet (NOT DIETICIAN) and offer some thoughts on what I should be cutting out to drop to 185 (planned fighting weight). Put Water in here with every meal Monday Morning run Breakfast - 2 eggs scrambled with 1/4 cup cheese - two pieces of whole wheat toast and light butter coffee Lunch - Black bean burrito with rice and fresh salsa snack - 1 cup walnuts/almonds/goji berries Dinner - 4 cups pasta with fresh tomato sauce Tuesday breakfast - wheat bagel with 2 tbsp cream cheese coffee Lunch - veggie sandwich on whole wheat (light mayo, olive oil, avocado) Snack - Banana or other fruit Dinner - protein shake, 2 eggs scrambled, 2 cups rice 90 minutes training at gym Wednesday Morning run breakfast - 2 banana, 2 cups breakfast cereal with soy milk coffee Lunch - three tacos (shrimp or blackbean)no cheese, fresh salsa, cabbage Snack - 1.5 cups corn or tortilla chips (not fried) and salsa Dinner - quesadilla (1/2 cup cheese and two flour tortillas) and 1 cup potato (salad, fried) or 1 baked potato wth 1tbsp sour cream and fresh salsa Thursday Breakfast - pastry (not croissant. Muffin) coffee Lunch - Soup (pasta or veggie. no cream, no cheese no meat) and 2 pieces of whole wheat bread Snack - 1 cup crackers Dinner - Protein shake, 12 oz tofu cubed and stir fried over 2 cups rice with peppers and onions Training Friday Breakfast - Burrito with two eggs, cheese and fresh salsa. 1 cup mixed fruit Lunch - veggie burger, one slice of cheese (1tsp light mayo and 1 tsp ketshup) and 2 cups french fries snack - 1 banana or other fruit dinner - two slices of cheese pizza and spinach salad (oil and vinegar) with two eggs Saturday Breakfast - Pastry (muffin) and coffee Training Lunch (later than normal due to training) - veggie sandwich on whole wheat (light mayo, olive oil, cheese) Dinner - 3 cups pasta with 2 tbsp butter and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese Sunday Breakfast - 3 egg omlette with cheese, salsa or fresh veggies Lunch - quesadilla and 2 pieces (or 2 cups) fresh fruit afternoon jog Dinner - pad thai, tofu stir fry, or veggie stir fry. I mean, there are some misc calories in there. I take soy milk with my coffee and my measurements are rough... Also, some times there may be a cookie or so in there with my daughter. And many of those meals will switch days. The only thing I focus on is getting more protein than normal on teh days I train. Bear in mind, that I am also not lifting weights much, except the little I do with my jiu jitsu training. Thoughts?