Hey, I'm new to the forum. I just thought I'd start off with a few questions. I'm 5'10 ,200lbs. I've been trying to eat 'healthier' lately, which is really only avoiding fast food and such. I'd really like to work on losing the belly I've gained here at school the past couple years and build some muscle and possibly some abs. I started off kind of slow just doing 30 minutes on the elliptical 3-4 times a week at the school's gym. We've got every piece of equipment you could think of, but I'm not well versed on what all I should be doing to achieve my goal. I'm at school almost every day from 8am-10pm or later, breakfast and dinner I can have at home, but any other meals/snacks I have to fit into a lunch container or my backpack for the non-refrigerated foods. I have access to a microwave at school, but that's about it. So, here are my questions for you. 1. Could you share a workout plan or point me toward one that could help me burn the fat I've got and gain some muscle? (my knowledge of workouts is limited the more detail you can share, the better) 2. Is there a diet I could follow that wouldn't require me to have a lot of meals?/Could you give me a typical day and what the meals would contain? (again, the more detail you can give me the better, I've never really been on a diet before) ex. breakfast- oatmeal and eggs with 1% milk lunch- ? dinner- ? 3. Are there lunchboxes/containers out there that I could carry with me at school that won't make me look like a middle-schooler? 0.o Thanks for any and all advice you can give me!