Hey guys, summer is starting for me and ehh well a bunch of shit happened over the last semester that made me decide that I more or less need a huge dieting/exercise change, so I can be where I would like by next semester. My dieting is pretty good (will actually discuss), my exercise plan is getting back on track, also I am supplementing but am curious if anyone on here has any real knowledge about effectiveness. Well, Like I said in a previous similar thread I blew out my knee in September and may need knee surgery unless I cannot build up the muscles in my knee, and "relieve some of the stress" ( basically drop some weight). Now that I'm home though i can control my diet and exercise routines better. Running is very difficult still, walking is ok and I have been swimming for cardio, I have also been doing a pretty intense lifting routine that focuses on different muscle groups each day and is generally like doing 5 sets of 15 for each exercise. I am very conflicted on dieting because a bunch of different "calculators" say I need something like 3500 calories to maintain my current weight? That sounds completely absurd to me... Maybe I am wrong Im not sure, I am also trying to maintain a level of around 2k ish a day. Which would be an intake deficit of 1500 a day which i believe is beneficial for my weight loss. My supplements; All good by themselves, however not sure if they are counter productive together. ALA - 200 mg Co Q10 - 400 mg CLA - 3 g L-Carintine - 400 mg Vitamin C - 500 mg OEP ( Oxy Elite Pro) - 2 pills a day Iso pure (protein) - 90 grams ish GNC Waterex - 2 pills Cinnamon - 2 g Any ideas, or thoughts would be appreciated. My attitude has changed a whole hell of a lot for this and am ready to do whatever is necessary to get where i need to be. I am plenty strong however, I need to lose the fat surrounding.