I am male 29, 5'7", 136 pounds and ~15.5% body fat. My #1 goal is to lose body fat, my #2 goal is to increase muscle. I have been trying low calorie (1500 cal a day) and even unhealthy low calorie (<1000 a day) and have been stuck at the ~15.5% for over 6 months. I have also tried for one month a low calorie and < 20 carbs which hasn't made any difference at all either. Now I question if low calorie plus high cardio/medium weights will ever get me any lower than 15.5% body fat. Would I be better off eating high calorie foods that have high carbs and protien (protien shakes also) and doing high weights and medium cardio? Which would be better for losing body fat (not weight) past 15.5%, or give me a better working example: Food: 1. 2500-3000 calories a day, high protien, high carbs. 2. 2500-3000 calories a day, high protien, low carbs/no carbs. 3. 1500 calories a day, low carbs < 20 (current stuck at 15% with this) Exercise/Weights: 1. 6 days a week of 80% weights 20% cardio (1-2 hours a day) 2. 6 days a week of 50% weights 50% cardio (1-2 hours a day) 3. 6 days a week of 20% weights 80% cardio (1-2 hours a day) - (currently stuck at 15.5% with this) Thanks!