I'm sure there are hundreds of threads on this topic, but I don't really care. I'm looking for some fresh, new, opinions on the matter. I'm 6 feet tall 175 pounds I want to lose weight so I can get rid of the small bulge on my stomach, but then I want to start working out and gaining muscle hardcore. The way I see it, I should lose the weight, then begin working out...but recently I've heard otherwise. I've been on a diet the past month and I've been running a mile a day about 2-3 times a week (I know I really need to step that up) But how should I go about losing the pouch and gaining muscle? And what are some good supplements for gaining muscle mass? (I've heard N.O. Explode for creatine and Mass XXX for protein) Thanks!