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  1. Hi guys, So 6 weeks ago I decided to make an active change in my life as i was getting fat and really not liking it. So i put a stop to all the junk food etc, started going gym, started tracking my macros etc. What I'd like is if DGz can help me to see if; a) there is anything i should do more of (posi vibes guys) b) there are things im doing that i really shouldnt be doing c) there are things that i should tweak i should say with my goal i dont really care about losing weight or gaining weight, just looking and feeling better (idgaf about being super ripped, but lean would be nice) points on me: - i'm 5'8 - weigh 78kg - i go to the gym 3-4 times a week (i always try for 4) im using myfitnesspal to track my macros and all the food i eat. im generally eating around 1500 calories a day, of which its about 40/31/29 carbs/fat/protein - generally i try and eat loads of green stuff like spinach broccoli tuna chicken etc but it's things like nuts and morning cereal (special k) that are taking the fat up (nuts im told are super good for you though so idk if i should take them out) for my gym routine that ive been doing for 6 weeks and been (very slowly) building up weights so i get form right; back / biceps: deadlift (5 sets of 7 reps, currently 70kg) dunbell rows (4 sets of 10 on each side, curerently 18kg) dunbell shrugs (4 sets of 10, currently 22kg) lat pull downs (4 sets of 10, currently 27kg) bicep curls (4 sets of 10, currently 9kg - i have weak arms this was 6kg when i started so going super slow with this haha) chest / triceps: dunbell bench press (5 sets of 6 reps, currently 2x14kg dunbell) shoulder press (5 sets of 10 reps, currently 10kg) dunbell bench press with a tilted bench (5 sets of 6 reps, currently 12kg) tricep dips (5 sets of 10 reps, currently 18.5kg) i tend to alternate between the two days. so heres my questions (sorry its taken so long going through all this) 1) would it help me to add a leg day, and if yes what should I do? ive not done leg day before so would only know to do squats 2) i tend to eat the same amount on both training days and resting days - should this change? and if so, should I just eat less on resting days or more on training days? how much would people advise? 3) how quickly should i move up weights? ive been taking it super slow to get my form right, but after 6 weeks i think its pretty good now 4) should i add cardio? ive done like a 4 minute tabata training session after my chest day on occassion, or ive done like 20 mins on the bike with heart rate at 120-130 the whole time (so kinda like 70%) but idk if this is overtraining? 5) should i add anything to my current workouts, or take anything away? 6) is it worth doing 1 day a week of HIIT training (like joe wicks does - been following his recipes quite a bit for food but idk what is more effective out of HIIT and weights considering what im after) 7) am i eating about the right amount of food? im concerned cos myfitness pal says it should be about 1900 but im generally just ful up (considering i make myself chicken and tuna salads and stuff they fill me up pretty easily) my goal is to look better - idc about gaining or losing weight just sorting out my belly fat (im like skinny fat atm) i apologize for the length of this post and hugely appreciate any and all replies - thanks <3