Hey guys, I've been out of college now for about 8 months and a month ago I decided I was ready to get back into the shape I was in during highschool. To do so, I need to lose about 45 lbs and gain about 5-10 lbs of muscle. Currently I'm on a diet (I don't want to name it b/c I don't want people to think this is an ad). Essentially it involves eating 6 meals a day (3 of which are protien shakes) that consist of 1 portion of carb, 1 of protein. Regarding workouts, its a day of cardio, next day weights, next cardio, next weights, etc... Cardio is 20min (is that too short?) Weight liftiing sessions are about 45min. I am not taking any pills (I refuse to take any 'magic' diet pill) however from what I've read here, things like fish oil and lecithin sound beneficial. Would they help with the diet? Thus far I've lost 18 lbs in the first month, so things seem to be going fairly well. However, I really think a 23 year old guy with a fair amount of muscle could be losing weight faster. Having read a fair amount of the threads on this site, I can see that many of you are very educated on this subject, so I'm asking for advice. Any thoughts on how / when / for how long I should work out, what I should eat, when I should eat, supplements, etc... would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.