me and you are the same. its something i spend mostly all of my free time on and think about all the time. all i do is read, read, read. then i workout and eat. you are a bit more meaty but im not small by any means. i bust my ass in the gym. I really don't have a genetic tendency to store fat. 6'0 200lbs with a 31inch waist. I'm not dramatically muscular. I'd like to be 220 and just as lean. Being lean can make you look bigger. I got locked up in 2005 at about 195lbs and the cops wrote that I was 225 on the police report, which I thought was funny. It sounds simple but the trick is to eat less. Do all cardio on a completely empty stomach and make sure everything you eat is empty (salad, lettuce, water). Stick to straight, low calorie protein sources such as tuna and chicken breast. If you do eat any carbs, make sure they are complex (oatmeal, whole grain rice, potatoes). Keep you carb intake around 100g's/day max.