It's definitely not just food and water I have a large pot belly (38" at its widest point) but carry little fat everywhere else. I have Venuto's plan correct alright I have read and re-read that book many times. I think I just need to further reduce the carbs while sticking to the same principles. I had been eating a lot of sugar, refined carbs and trans fats up until I decided to get into shape and thats how I got a pot belly. It's just that I have been training and watching my diet for quite some time now but the inches aren't moving. I'll look into a low carb diet and see if things change.
Thanks for the input guys much appreciated.
Then it has changed, because I read one I got a couple years ago and the diet is nothing like the one you posted. But I think you've got the right idea now anyway.