How Many Calories Should I Consume When Training for Swimsuit

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On a daily basis as I work with girls training for a swimsuit competition I am asked, “How many calories should I consume?” The answer to this question varies on a number of factors.  One’s age, gender, weight, height, fitness goal, and activity level all play a role in determining one’s calorie requirements.  Several of these factors contribute to one’s BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate.  Your BMR (which is basically how many kcal you burn a day to maintain your vital functions and is determined by age, gender, weight, height) and your activity level allow us to determine how many calories you need to maintain your current weight.

How to Calculate Your Calorie Intake

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