Welcome,glad to have you join us. I too am no expert but have been at it for 9 months now. Every day I learn something new from the members here, the support staff and the articles. Loosing weight is much more complex than we like to believe. There is a fine balance going on inside of our bodies. The more we learn the more prepared we are to win the battle. Read the articles, the forums and all the dialog between members. This will greatly enhance your chance to reach your goal.