I have decided to be healthy and get the body I have always wanted however I'm reading so many different things my head is spinning. I have started eating 5-6 small meals a day and trying to find a good program wile I do this. I have not started to workout just yet because I want to know what I'm doing before I get in the gym. Anyway, I have read in several different books / magazines that say high protein intake is the way to go to build muscle, then last night I was reading another book that said "high protein intake" is not the way to go. It said if you eat decent then you probably already get enough protein in your diet (so things like protein shakes aren't necessary) and that to much protein can have side effects like weight gain. So, high protein or not. Also I'm curious about creatine. At what point should I start using it? Does it cause weight gain? What are the side effects if any?