Hey everyone. i am new to these forums, but post regularly on BB.com and musclemayhem.com

After the basketball playoffs are over and i begin lifting heavily again (hopefully with a championship ring on my finger) I will return to my 5x5 plan (mon - pull, wed - push, fri - legs) and cardio on tues, thurs, and maybe saturdays depending on work. i will be working M,W,F nights and lifting @ 6am those days. I wanted some advice on my nutrition. My diet is solid and it has been all-season (something i am proud of). I was hoping to be able to of course gain mass, but maybe drop some bodyfat gained during the season by limiting sodium intake and using cardio days effectively. heres what i was planning on:

5am = 1.25 scoops 100% whey, 6oz skim milk, 2 slices wheat bread, 1 TBSP PB, 2 TBSP Honey, Creatine
**i like this meal. i have tried it before, and when used 45 min-1hr before w/o energy and strength are great!**
6-7am = workout
7:15am = 2 scoops 100% Whey, 3/4 cup Quick Oats, 1 large banana, low-fat granola bar, Creatine
10 am = low sodium tuna, apple, 1 tsp Olive Oil
12:15 pm = chicken breast, 1.5cup brown rice, veggies
3:15pm = 9 egg whites, 2/3 cup quick oats, skim milk
6:15 pm = chicken breast, 3/4 cup brown rice, lotta veggies, orange or apple
9:00pm = 2 scoops 100% Whey
110m = 1 can low sodium tuna, 1 TBSP olive oil

Tues, Thurs:
7am = 8 egg whites, 1 egg, 3/4 cup quick oats, banana, 1 cup skim milk, creatine
10am = same as above
12:15pm = same as above
2:30 pm = 1 scoop 100% whey
3:45 pm= 1.5 scoops 100% whey, 2/3 cup quick oats, fruit
6:45pm = same as above
8:45 pm = chicken/ground turkey, skim milk
a/b 1:30-2am = 2 scoops 100% whey/egg whites/tuna

Sat is similar to these days except i eat at 6:30am, 9am, 11am, 1:15pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9:30pm, and add meals as needed.

any comments, suggestions? i want to keep my sodium very low, possibly around 1000mg-1500mg. Would this be effective for losing water weight and some fat? Also, would i be better off to use Muscle Milk or ON's Anabolic Milk protein pre-w/o with whey and honey? Thanx guys.

**PS: about 6 weeks into my training i am going to add Gaspari's SuperPump 250 or Diesel's Ready4War pre-workout. I used R4W during the season before games and lifting, and i am pleased with the effects, a solid product. I will probably go woth SP 250 so i can compare myself with NO-Xplode. If anyone is interested i will be doing a log on my program, and i will evaluate the 5x5 program again, my diet, and supplements.