I am trying to reach 8% bf. I dont want to do the aitkins diet. I do plently of running swimming and HST. So far I have cut down from 168 to 162 but I havn't seen a drop in fat around the stomach area. According to the Navy method I have stayed between 12-13.5%. I am 6'1'' 21 yrs old waist is 31.5'' neck 14'' bf% 13.1 I am calculating the best I can that I have a calorie deficit of at least 500cal/day if not more. I have a hard time calculating calorie intake as a lot of the stuff my girlfriend makes me is from scratch. On an average day with pasta for supper I probably get 2600 calories.I calculate i need 2657 but I burn 500-800 extra calories exercising. My weight drop has stopped going down now. What have others done to reach their goal?