I feel like that is the only viable option at this point for me because I've tried everything else and still can't reach my goal of lowering BF%, which wont drop for some reason. I'm a newbie here who needs some advise from more knowledgeable people then I on training diets, because I must be doing something wrong..... O.K. so I've been training hard on a consistent basis for 2 and a half years. Lift 4 x a week and do running 3 x a week (3 k run, power hiking with weights) . Never deviated from this routine except for an occasional off week every 3 months or so. I've made considerable gains in strengths since I started and have only made minimal gains in size/weight (20 pounds).It's safe to say that I train pretty hard, however by looking at my physique you'd never know it. I look like the ordinary prototypical couch potato that's never pumped a weight in his life, I'm not fat (I'm 6'0 165) but I'm very soft (with a small gut) and out of shape looking despite my activity level. So my goal is to start dropping my BF% (I'm about 18%) but I've never lost any of the fat on me since I started 2 years and 3 months ago. I know that I have gained muscle mass but the fat hasn't burned off. So like I said before is it simply a matter of removing all carbs, esp from grain sources? I think I'm (or thought i was) pretty decent when it come to carb intake. I avoid all white bread and pastas, no junk food, ect. I eat oatmeal for breakfast and as a snack here and there, lots of fruits like bananas and apples (maybe 1 apple a day and 3 bananas a day, mostly as a post work out snake w/ a protein shake). I eat a serving and a half of whole grain pasta or brown rice every day for lunch, sweet potatoes ect. I get plenty of protein from both animal (chicken, fish, pork) and non animal (soy, milk , peanut butter, various nuts) sources. Oh, and I eat tons of egg whites. I keep the 3-5 servings of veggies up there too. I keep my fat intake at about 50 grams per day and my carbs no more then 150-250 grams per day. I'd say that I run a 3,000 calorie diet. Is removing carbs and grains from my diet in order to reach my goal a viable thing for me to do? I thought that I eat a very clean and balanced diet for gaining mass and shedding body fat and I can't really think of anything else at this point... I feel sometimes as though I might as well be feeding my self Twinkies bars and big Macs because apparently my diet has no effect on my body. Any help/advise is much appreciated.