Ive been on maintenance (5g/day) for a couple months, and I have a NAGA coming up in just over a week. I am going to weigh in the day before the tournament (April 4), and I want to know when I should eliminate creatine from my supplementation in order to make weight. I am within 7lbs (overestimated) of my weight, and 5 days out I will be using the weight cutting methods recommended by John Berardi in the Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition. The only problem is that JB does not mention cutting out creatine in the pre weigh-in rituals, and I know that it retains water. I heard that when you stop taking creatine, you lose some of the water but still benefit from some of the effects for a couple of days afterwards. Any truth to this, and if so, when should I cease supplementing with it in order to lose whatever water I am holding due to it while still keeping some of it in my system? Also, because I will be weighing in the morning of the day before the tournament, should I creatine load (5g 4x per day) post weigh-in? Thanks!