You guys are amazing - I've only been a member for a month - and I enjoy reading the forum topics. I need help with my "eating plan". Just a little history - I'm almost 52, have worked out with weights on and off since 25, but now in the best shape of my life. Three years ago had a kidney stone, and as a result, went on the South Beach diet and lost 25 pounds (went from 235 to about 210 - this is where I am now). I have a great exercise and cardio plan - 4x a week on weights and 2-3 times on my cardio (for an hour).

I have seen great results with biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders, legs, etc, and even can see my abs (though they are covered in a fat layer). The problem is my midsection. I cannot seem to reduce that area to a flat stomach - doesn't matter what I do. I tried a weight training diet I found online, and although my muscles felt stronger, I think I actually gained weight (it had tons of protein, but also yams and potatoes). I have been on a modified "Eating for Living" plan now for over a year and am used to the six meals per day. The Atkins was so severe and I think it's unhealthy....

Do any of you experts out there have any advice for me? I don't want a diet that takes a lot of time and preparation - something easy to put together. I'm very committed to what I'm doing and will make the changes if I know that I will feed the muscle, but take away the fat percentage...

Any help you guys can give will be much appreciated! This site is so motivating!

KC