Many pageant girls concern themselves with calories and do not know the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, and/or fats they should consume. When training for a great swimsuit body girls are “afraid” of carbs or fats and feel that eating them will make them gain weight and get “fatter”. This is not true.
Protein-is what your body prefers to use to build muscle and is 4 calories per gram. Lean sources of protein include: fish, chicken breast, turkey breast, low fat cottage cheese, protein shakes, egg whites, buffalo, lean red meat, etc… I suggest my pageant girls to consume .8 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound they weigh.