I was heading out to do my meal prep shopping this morning and got to thinking…
How many woman in my community are not eating enough calories to reach their competitive fitness goals?
Over 80% of the women I’ve worked with thought eating 1200-1300 calories was the ticket to fat loss and getting the body of their dreams…
Wait, are you eating 1200 calories or less a day?
And wondering why the scale isn’t budging?
There are times in your training that going below your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) for short periods of time can help you progress past plateaus.
But staying there your whole prep or even going below that number, will only leave you feeling tired, sick, cranky, and at risk of gaining weight!
To help you understand, here’s my BMR:
48 years old, 5’7″ and 150 pounds = 1346 calories per day. What BMR means is the amount of calories you need to function…basically laying on the floor doing nothing but breathing.
This does NOT include activity level.
Let’s go further now…
For me to maintain my weight, at my current activity level, I’d have to eat 2,087 calories a day.
For me to lose 1 pound a week, at my current activity level, I’d need to eat 1,587 calories per day.
I know, this is the hardest part of the fat loss equation. The diet. Unfortunately, without understanding it fully, you could end up training so hard only to fall short on stage.
But here’s the good news!
You can find out if you are eating enough to actually lose body fat–instantly!
REPLY to this POST and let me know if you are eating enough calories!
Now you know how many calories you should be eating. But how do you figure out a meal plan around those numbers? I’ve created a training program that has over 16 meal plans for competitors or ladies who just want the figure or bikini body without the whole stage thing lol.
The calorie counts in my program range from 1200-2400 and I’ve even included Vegan and Vegetarian plans.
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