Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 4: How We Eat, Drink & Live

Now that you understand how to read nutrition labels, the importance of vitamins & minerals, and how much you should be eating on a daily basis, the most important question has to be, “How do I now begin to improve the way I eat?” Try as you might, there’s just no escaping the truth that what you eat today will dictate how you look and feel tomorrow. If you are a former athlete who had grown accustomed to consuming 4,000-5,000 calories each day during your active high school or college playing days, I’m sure you’ve come to a harsh awakening now that the rigorous training has ended and heavy food consumption continues. Please know that there’s no way to continue consuming an excess of 3,000 calories a day and not expect to gain fat if you are not strength training. Most of us only require around 2,000 calories a day. No matter how we slice it, heavy eating without regular strength training and aerobic activity eventually leads to weight-related health issues…PERIOD!

   Even before an introduction to athletics, most of us simply learned how and what to eat from our parents, who learned it from their parents, and so on. On Day 4 we’ll examine how we eat, drink and live.

About the Author: James Hackley is an author, inspirational speaker, and a philanthropist who earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Longwood College and an M.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Virginia.  He's the founder of Omega Consulting Enterprises, chaplain of a local chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and faithfully attends Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International in Lansdowne, Va. His latest book, Body, Mind & Spirit: The Awakening can be purchased by visiting him at ,, and

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