I'm 23 and between 225 & 230 lbs. I am 6'1" tall. Not any muscle - I live a relatively sedintary life style.wtc. I'd post pics, but camera is down. My build is average upper body, flabby stomach, bubble but, large thighs and tapering legs. I'm not a behemoth, just overweight. I'm not trying to be broly, I just don't want to be overweight anymore. Here is my current exercise and diet: 1) I don't lift - I spend 5 days a week doing interval training on an eliptical machine. I started at 28 min with a 3 min cool down a week ago, and try to push harder everyday. At this point I am holding at about 38 min with a 5 min cool down. It is on 2 minute intervals to try to go anaerobic. I start pretty easily and every two minutes, increase the incline/resistance during the next two minutes. I do that for 2 min, then come back down, trying to vary my heart rate from fast to slow. I try to peak at about 155 for two minutes and try to relax down to 135 or less for another two, then climb again. I know that lifting creates efficiency within your body - but I don't have time to spend more than an hour or so in the gym a day. So I just try to bust it hard on the anaerobic portion. 2) Diet: I am a vegetarian, so I try to eat the best foods I can. For breakfast i have organic granola cereal with soy milk, or an egg and vegetarian sausage with orange juice. usually I go with the cereal since it is easiest. For lunch I have a piece of flat bread and some hummus with an apple (maybe). Otherwise, just the hummus and bread, or a pb sandwich on fresh baked wheat, italian or ciabatta. Instead of jelly I just use the smucker's 'fresh fruit' spread with no added sugar. The lunch stays along these lines. For dinner I have a basic vegetarian dinner - just vegetables, beans or some other protein I can eat and rice or something. Nothing out of the ordinary. I usually drink a glass of red wine an hour or two before bed. I think it is a little misleading to list it as three meals. I don't eat that way - just eat a small portion of something when I am hungry. LIke - I might have the egg right after getting back from the gym, and a piece of dry toast a couple of hours later. Then the hummus & flat bread in the early afternoon, then some broccoli late afternoon. I try not to eat large meals, just small snacks. Please evaluate this and let me know if it is healthy and if I will get into better shape from it. I'm not trying to get broly or anything, and I'm not setting 'weight goals.' The goals I am setting is to make sure I exercise as I need to and keep with it, and increase the intensity just a little everyday. I have been doing this for about two weeks. I can see a little difference in my face and the fat at my knees (hard to explain that one). Thanks OT Nurtitionists!