Thanks for your response. I hadn't seen the wikipedia site on the competition, but thanks. The only difference in the competition I will be competing in is there are no dance portion/gymnastics, just swimsuit and some other attire. I am a ways away from where I need to be to compete. I need to lose about 12 pounds, but that is just part of it . Toning and building some muscle is going to be my major focus. My diet has to be very clean. It has to be balanced , no white flours , hydrogenated fats, etc. I am working on figuring that out. I have also been substituting shirataki noodles(not tofu) in place of my pasta, which I love so much. It fills me up and it is made of yams , no fat and no carbs.