Hello, I'm a B level squash player, that plays, and weight trains 6 days a week. I eat and drink very well. I consume complex carbohydrates at the right times, I get the correct amount of water, grains, fruits, veggies, fiber , fat, protine before, and after matches and training. I also focus on recovery nutrition, with proper recovery foods . I do everything in my diet to maintain a hard, and rigorous training regimen of 6 days in a row, without feeling drained. My problem is my weight is dragging me down. Basically, everything mentioned above is tailored around a maintaining a certain weight. Unfortunately, I find I'm carrying around an excess amount of weight on court. I'm 6 foot 3 inches, 197lbs. I have a fairly low body fat, and am more muscular than average. I'm in good shape at the moment, and get a large amount of cardio exercise every week. I weight train, and do plyometrics regularly, so I'm fast and strong, but not for very long. When I get into a match of lots of movement, and running my gas tank starts to drain quicker than I want it to, and I start to tire out sooner than I want. My ideal weight would be around 180 lbs. , but I know that to get there muscle mass will have to be lost. When I reduce my calories I feel sluggish and tired when playing. Since it's summer, and I'm not playing any tournaments (off season), I want to do something about my goal, being stronger, and faster at 180 lbs. My coach recommended that I look into diet that would reduce my muscular weight. I'm willing to run on a reduced calorie diet for now until my ideal weight is met, but I'm not sure how I should go about burning off 17 lbs. I was wondering if anyone could lend some advice.