edit.....pic in later post for reference. When i say cut...i mean ripped like Brad pit in fight club or snatch. not neccessaraly built up big like he was in Troy though. im an althleticly built guy. pretty lean defintely have some muscle definition. but i am seeing what people think about different ways to getting cut. im by no means overweight or soft. im 6'ft and around 165-170 depending on food and water weight intake. my roomate is an exersice sport science major and he says it takes an average of 6 weeks to see any difference when you start a program. ive been doing one the best i can with the equipment and resources i have. its been about 8 weeks. i can see some differences now but in the next month or 2 i might change up what im doing if i don't look like im getting towards what i am aiming at. alot of people say to eat less sugars...or less carbs from pastas and bagels and other doughy breads. I eat pretty healthy, lean meats vegatables, fruits, yogurt, oatmeal, cheese, milk, juices etc. ive also heard people say to help drop fat% and get cut that you need to stop eating dairy and fruits and such with high sugar levels. is this true? it doesn't seem very healthy to me to stop eating any part of the different types of food out there. ive tryed to get more carbs from other foods than pasta and bagels and stuff like that. but thats about the only real change ive done to my diet other than trying to up my protein a little by having a protein rich shake each day. i also run at least every other day and average about 4 miles per run. on the off days ive started doing short sprint interval runs or roller skiing x-country ski style for a few miles. plus i lift weights every other day too as part of my workout schedule. ive read alot on her and other websites and stuff. so i think im going pretty good and i just need to wait it out and see what happens after i stick to it another 8 to 10 weeks. but i was wondering what others think or what worked for them.