My friend A-Unit should have a field day with this one. I see a lot of posts from people saying that they're on a low fat diet, cutting calories etc because they're overweight or want to get a sixpack. This is all well and good, but then I see the age of the post and it's 17, 16, 15 or even younger. This is a crucial stage of your development (puberty) which will define how well developed and healthy you'll be in later life - you're developing until your early 20's remember. This is when you need calories and fats the MOST. Fats regulate the hormones in your body - and the hormones regulate growth!! Nothing wrong with eating healthy, but eating healthy is NOT the government guidelines of 30g fat per day, high carbs etc. I look back to what I consider (in Britain) to be the healthiest generation: the post-war generation who ate no refined carbs but ate a lot of fatty meat, bacon, butter, fried foods, whole milk, eggs, cheese, cream, orange juice, vegetables, fruits, carb sources being potatoes for the most part. But their diets were HIGH in fat (saturated included) and they developed into a very robust, well developed generation. (I'd argue the milk part of course but my attention is more focused on the fats - including saturated - they consumed). Then came the next generation who boatloaded the refined carbs (white bread) and cut out the fats: hello diabetes (among other things). Oh and by the way, weight lifting does not stunt growth. If that were the case why do guys brought up on farms doing heavy lifting from an early age would end up scrawny and under-developed.. this is obviously NOT the case. Notice that farm boys often eat a lot of fatty foods as well. I wasn't brought up on a farm but did lots of physical work in my teens (carpentry, cementing, wheelbarrowing) AND ate a lot of 'inappropriate' foods (bacon, sausages, fried bread, butter, chicken skin, cheese) and when I left school I was bigger and stronger than 95% of the guys in the whole year. Something to think about - the bottom line is that you NEED fats and calories to develop at this stage in your life, and unless you're naturally cut, 'dieting' to get a sixpack purely for impressing girls who you probably won't even want to know two months later is shortchanging your development, health and wellness. Don't deprive yourself of essential nutrients just to try and look good.. of course if you're 21+ and done developing, by all means go for it.