although some info-mercials may make the claim, miracle drugs that transform body fat into muscle just don't exist. diet, diet, diet ... the only way to rid the body of fat. a good workout routine will go a long way but you'll be building muscle under belly-blubber. 3 meals a day aren't enough, try 6. google "fruit flush diet". i dropped 11 pounds in 11 days - no sh!t. there are claims of people losing 9 pounds in 3 days but to me that doesn't sound realistic for someone who trains and already has a base. the day before i started, i loaded up on protein (NO JOKES GUYS!) and for the next 2 days ate nothing but fresh fruit. on days 3 - 11 i mixed in a handfull of nuts - pistachios, peanuts, and/or sunflower seeds, all unsalted, for lunch. this worked for me but like everything else, everyone's body reacts just a little differently to diet and exercise so don't get discouraged if you don't get the same results. also, i eat a piece of fruit (the average apple is about 100 calories) about an hour before going to bed - from what i understand, it helps keep your metabolism in fat burning mode rather than fat storing mode. plus, the apple's better for me than a bowl of frosted flakes! good luck and stick with it.