7 Nutrition tips for Ramadan to help maintain Good Health by Kim Evans, MA

7  Nutrition tips for Ramadan to help maintain Good Health by Kim Evans, MA

Ramadan is the Holy Month of fasting and blessings. It brings new beginnings, new lifestyle changes and a host of special customs that can improve one’s health. Although I do not practice the tradition myself, many of my clients that I serve do and I decided to do a little research and share some health and wellness tips on the tradition.

Eating healthy during Ramadan is key and following right habits for balanced Iftar. You don’t want to cause unjust harm to the body when not followed correctly. Drink plenty of water during the holy month of Ramadan in small quantities. This will reduce bloating. Remember to keep the body hydrated and maintain a healthy weight during Ramadan. Here are some nutrition tips to follow at Iftar and Suhour to help successfully complete your goal by July 17, give you adequate nutrition and continued health.[For those that do not practice Ramadan, Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan. Suhour, is the meal consumed early in the morning before fasting during Ramadan.]

Tip 1: Moderation is the key to health: A healthy lftar, break the fast with the start with 2 dates, then a glass of water, then start your meal with a warm bowl of soup, a salad and main course.

Tip 2: Comforting the stomach after a long day of fasting is very important. Make sure to replenish your body with plenty of fluids. By doing so helps to prepare the digestive system for a blessed meal.

Tip 3: Moderation is the key to health: A balanced meal can contain carbohydrates like rice, pasta, potatoes or Bulgar. A good protein can be in form of beef, chicken, legumes or fish along with vegetables. Ensure you have at least one of these food sources with every meal, carbohydrate, protein and vegetables. This helps to reduce temptation of desiring and eating sweets! Try to avoid sweets during you fast if at all possible.

Tip 4: For better health, avoid foods that are too spicy and salty. Consume more fruits and vegetables to help refresh the body. When cooking, add herbs and spices to help add flavor and color to your meals.

Tip 5: To avoid constipation, eat more fiber by eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains and legumes. Drink plenty of water. Have low intensity exercise when possible.

Tip 6: If you exercise or a regular athlete, you can still maintain your fast by incorporating your exercise before Iftar. Remember hydration is the key. Make sure you replenish your cells with fluid and nutrients immediately after your session and eat slowly for proper digestion.

Tips 7: For the coffee lovers,  avoid  or reduce it two weeks before start of the Holy month. If you must, enjoy a cup one to two hours after have a healthy balanced Iftar. Remember to get your sleep in. Having great sleep improves your overall health, digestion and well-being.

Source: http://www.nestle-family.com/my-ramadan/ramadan-tip

Have a Healthy Ramadan!

Kim Evans, MA
Speaker, Beauty Expert, Health Educator & Nutrition Wellness Coach
http://www.2Gorjiswellness.com
Contact us: http://www.2gorjis.com

Salads to keep you looking Fabulous, Trim & Healthy by Kim Evans, MA

Chinese Chicken Salad by  Kim Evans, MA

Oh so fresh.  It’s June and I am bringing you summer salads, summer beauty & summer self-care, Ladies. Feel simply fabulous! Embrace the Queen in you. And… for “You travelers”, salads are your best friend. I get asked the question all the time by my clients, how do you make a tasty salad? I have an answer:

I’m feeling fabulous because I just made my first Chinese Chicken Salad with Spicy Curry Chicken. I’m determined to lose 10 more lbs by my bday; my gift to me in 35 days. I vowed to learn how to make Chinese Chicken Salad because I love it that much, it’s easy to make and it’s healthy for you. Salads are always taste best when you make them yourself.

Why healthy salads are good for you:
Salads are the best & fastest way to weight loss transition, balances blood sugar and unwanted cravings, great for skin complexion, builds protein, restores energy & a natural detox, so let me show you how to keep it healthy for summer. Lets  trim our waist lines, move off (the unwanted inches & lbs), look fabulous & feel healthier for summer, here’s how:

Kim’s Chinese Chicken Salad w spicy Curry Chicken & H20 with cucumber & lemon slices:

The Ingredients:
Chicken breast (whole foods), to cook.
Mixes greens (Safeway)
Arugula (Safeway), a power green food
Curry powder (anti-inflammatory herb)
Turmeric (optional, anti-inflammatory herb).
Tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon
Purple or regular cabbage (liver cleanser)
Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette (Trader Joe’s)
Chow mien noodles (Safeway)
Goat cheese crumbled (optional)
H20

Prep chicken add seasonings to taste. Add 1/4 tsp of curry powder and a pinch of turmeric. Bake chicken (20 to 30) minutes. Let cool, and cube chicken. Refrigerate to serve next day or eat same day. Salads are the best when you make them yourself.

Salad: wash mix greens and mix altogether with sliced cabbage, add tomatoes, and cucumber in a bowl. Toss with ginger dressing. Place on a plate, add chicken, top with goat cheese. Yummy! Prep time should be (15 to 20) minutes.

Cool Refreshing Water:                                                                                                                                                           Add to your H20, Ice, lemon & cucumber slices. Remember Keep it healthy.

Kim Evans,MA, LE, C.M.T. is a Beauty Professional, Health Educator & Nutrition Wellness Coach.                  http://www.2Gorjisbeauty.com                                                                                                                                               Book Kim to speak at your next event or Ask about my Nutrition Coaching & Weight Detox Programs.

Contact info: Email: http://www.2gorjis.com.                                                                                                                                     Go here for my Summer Nutrition coaching Special and to view other nutrition detox programs: http://www.2gorjiswellness.com/Packages.html

“Is Your Time Worth What You Think It Is?”

I like to share this wonderful writeup by Ali Brown:
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Time is the most important asset you have—and unlike money, once you’ve spent it, you can’t earn any more. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of your 24 hours, especially as a business owner.

So, how can you become more productive and profitable, without working insane hours and sacrificing your personal life? Read on for a few steps on how to start managing your time like a successful entrepreneur…

STEP 1: Discover how much your time is worth The first step to maximizing your time is to understand what yours is really worth. This is an exercise I do with any client who has a time crunch. It’s great to help you gauge what your time is generally worth. (IMPORTANT: This is NOT a formula for determining your rates, but it can be used as a start.):

Income ÷ Hours worked = Hourly Rate Let’s say your income last month was $16,000 and you worked eight hours a day for 20 days. That’s a total of 160 hours. So, your hourly rate would be calculated like this:
$16,000 ÷ 160 = $100 Per Hour

Based on this example, your hours are worth $100. Now, let’s find out if you’re spending every hour of every day on $100 activities.

STEP 2: Take an honest assessment of the TYPE of work you do Now, think about the tasks you do for your business. Are they key business tasks, or supportive business tasks? (Key business tasks are those directly related to growing the business and driving it forward, like networking for new clients and opportunities, creating a new product line, etc. Supportive business tasks are those that support your key activities, like in voicing, organizing, etc.)

You want to work ON your business by focusing on key business tasks—not IN it (by overwhelming yourself with supportive business tasks).
Think about it: If your business doesn’t run unless you’re managing it all, all you’ve done is swapped a job with an employer by employing yourself as an administrative assistant, bookkeeper, etc. And the truth is, it will be very hard to run a successful business this way. Quite a wake-up call isn’t it?
I have clients track their time for an entire week, and then share with me what they discover. They hate it, but it’s VERY enlightening!

STEP 3: Delegate your tasks You are the boss—so let someone else help manage and do the supportive business tasks, so you can concentrate on developing the strategies that will make you more money and take your business in the direction you want to go. The more you learn to let go and delegate to other people, the more you can focus on your REAL job: those core business activities.

Here are some of the duties and responsibilities you can easily hand off to someone else:
* Accounting and bookkeeping
* Administrative tasks
* Customer Support
* Booking Travel
* Managing your calendar
* Email and web marketing
* Office/Home Cleaning

Question: What’s your BEST time management secret? And how did it help you become more productive and profitable? Tell me in the comment section below.
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Written by Ali Brown, May 29, 2014 © 2015 Ali International, LLC
“Entrepreneur mentor Ali Brown teaches women around the world how to start and grow a profitable business that make a positive impact. Get her FREE CD “Top 10 Success Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women” at http://www.AliBrown.com”

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Abundance, Love, Peace & Healthy Living
Kim Evans, MA, LE, CMT
Speaker, Beauty Professional, Health Educator & Nutrition Coach
http://www.2GORJIS.com ©1996-2015

21 Day Nutrition Wellness Challenge

A blue print to great better health by Kim Evans, MA

In this Newsletter Health Tips:
*Simple ways for improved Gut Health
*Get a Health Coach, try our 1 month nutrition program
*Challenge yourself for the next 21 days to be healthier

 

Why having a healthy gut is important:
All disease and aliments start in the gut. With any diet or nutritional change, the overall goal is to obtain healthy gut health. With our “Sexy & Fabulous 21 days to healthier Nutrition Challenge”, just by changing what you eat will help you improve your gut health.

Having a healthy gut with good digestion is pivotal for total body wellness and health longevity. Healthy gut reduces your risks of varied health risks, colon cancer being one. One way to achieve better gut health is by having a gluten- free diet. Today gluten-free diets are being adopted as an overall health-promoting measure by broad segments of the population. The greatest advantage of developing a gluten free lifestyle is that it will improve your overall health, reduce allergies, improve skin health, improve circulation and reduce infection and certain illnesses. Cutting down on actual intake of gluten foods does have its advantages for the average person. Give it a try!


Symptoms of of Poor Gut Health:
  • High leptin levels 
  • Vitamin D” Deficiencies  
  • Stress
  • Poor Gut micro-floral balance   
  • Leaky gut 
  • Pollution & environmental toxins 
  • Infections & inflammation
  • Drugs reactions
  • Genetic predisposition 
  • Low Iodine & selenium deficiencies
  • Auto-immunities

Some Healthy Solutions to a healthy gut:

  • Develop a gluten free lifestyle with a diet high in phyto nutrients
  • Enjoy a plant base diet full of lush greens and vegetables (4-5 plus) servings per day
  • Get our (1) Month coaching program; we will help you fee better and build a healthier lifestyle with nutrition easy.
  • Treat the factors that are causing you not to feel well, not the symptoms.
  • Integrate Nutrition supplementation by changing your diet with whole foods.
  • Reduce Your Stress
  • Detox, Restore & Balance Digestive Gut Health
  • Increase exercise
  • Increase your fiber intake
  • Increase Vitamin D
  • Eliminate inflammation in your diet- [remove Gluten] any other inflammatory foods.
Solution 1:  Try our Monthly Nutrition Coaching Program
Solution 2
:  Do our 21 Day Nutrition Wellness Challenge

Sexy & Fabulous 21 Day Nutrition Challenge


Purpose of the “Sexy & Fabulous 21 Day Nutrition Challenge”:
21 Day Challenge blueprint by Kim Evans, MA was designed to help people jump start their diet and nutrition by eating whole foods, understand correlation between you and food, increased physical by 5x per week, (at least 45 minutes a day), resulting in overall desired health outcomes and better health to function.

What is it meant to do:
Make you feel and look the best version of yourself

Desired Outcomes:
Renewed health & energy, whole foods eating with nutrition, clearer thinking, and weight loss

How does it work:
I have outlined below a simple nutrition blueprint for you to follow on your own. If you need more one-on-one attention, then take advantage of our Nutrition Monthly Coaching Program to get a customized diet plan. Follow us on Facebook to get daily and weekly tips on how best do the 21 day nutrition challenge.

Lets get started:
Kim’s Berry Antioxidant Smoothie Shake
You can use frozen or fresh, I used frozen here:

1 part of Strawberries
1/2 part of pineapple
1 part of Blueberries
Coconut Water, (add to your thickness)
Handful of Kale
Handful of Arugula (or any two greens)

Honey or yogurt to taste for sweetness, (optional)
Quick easy shake to get my morning started 

For the next 21 days, start your morning with prayer and meditation for 15 minutes.
Speak out what you are grateful for
Set your intention for your day of what you want to accomplish.

Start your morning with breakfast, if you work out early like I do have a piece of fruit,
make a juice smoothie like above, have a boiled egg or some Greek Yogurt.
You must have food in your tummy to burn calories before your workout.

Week 1:

Exercise 3x a week, until you get to  (4), then work your way up to 5
“Honeydew” List: Clean out your refrigerator, grocery shop for all fruits and vegetables
Meal Plan: Elimination Diet, Start morning with juice or smoothie,
Eat 3 meals per day plus healthy snacks to keep your metabolism active
Lifestyle change: Try one new different thing,example salsa dancing
Spiritual connection: Clear out clutter. When you clear out clutter, your energy vibration changes you will have more clarity of mind, work efficiently, and have better use of your time.
Stress wellness: Enjoy a massage
Water intake: 8-10 glasses per day

Week 2
:
Exercise 4x a week, until you get to (5), then maintain 5
Now that the refrigerator is all cleaned out, you can step up your nutrition with more Juicing~
Meal Plan: Cleansing plan, start each morning with green/berry juice.
Eat 3 meals per day plus healthy snacks
Lifestyle change: Try Yoga or celebrate doing a new activity
Spiritual connection: Write down (5) goals or affirmations to obtain by 9/30/14.
Stress wellness: Deep breathing during the day
Water intake: 8-10 glasses per day

Week 3:
Exercise 5x a week, (various activities), switch up from gym to outdoors
Meal Plan: Protein building plan, start each morning with green or berry protein shake/smootie
Lifestyle change: Spend time with a friend or family member~
Spiritual connection: Meditate, do a nature walk or go by the ocean for a walk~
Stress management: reward yourself for completing the week
Water intake: 8-10 glasses per day

Week 4:
Exercise 5x a week, (2 days weight building, 3 days cardio)
Meal Plan: Balancing Diet and Celebration plan
Lifestyle change: Do something to make you happy~

Spiritual connection: Walk in nature and commune with God~
Stress Management: You completed your 21 Day Nutrition Challenge
Water intake: 8-10 glasses per day


Nutrition Wellness Coaching Program 
Kim Evans, MA Nutrition Wellness Coach 
Try our Introductory~ Monthly Nutrition
Coaching Program 
First 20 people, Special, $99 (reg. $237) 

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My goal as a Nutrition Wellness Coach is to educate you to be a healthier you, motivate you to
achieve your desired goal weight, and coach you to accomplish higher levels of physical
activity. My goal is to compassionately serve by helping you to be the best version of yourself.

The 21 day nutrition challenge is a simple quick overview to changing your health pattens. If you need more, then our monthly nutrition coaching program would be better for you. The 21 day challenge jump starts you to thinking differently about the foods you eat and the relationship with foods by helping you build a better understanding about nutrition.

I will work with you to help understand some blocks that may be hindering you to lose weight, gain more energy and feel better. With this one month coaching program you will

gain renewed energy, restful, obtain better nutrition habits and fall in love with nutrition


What’s Included
:

Monthly coaching consists of (3- tele-coaching) sessions done from any workspace area. Calls can also be skyped.  All calls are conveniently set up for you  and is done over the phone.  Each session is (30 to 45 minutes). Unlimited e-mail questions is included. You will also receive a nutrition assessment, diet and nutrition handouts. I recommend My fitness pal, to track your food intake and physical activity.

Desired Outcomes from Coaching:

better nutrition understanding
renewed & sustainable energy
desired weight outcomes
loss of inches
clearer thinking
brighter skin
healthier gut

Why get a Nutrition Wellness Coach?
As a private beauty, nutrition & wellness practice, we partner with our clients to deliver health solutions that help solve their most complicated issues concerning their nutrition, weight management, lack of energy. Our services are designed specifically to help you achieve better overall health. Utilizing whole foods nutrition eating  and functional nutrition model,  our nutrition wellness coaching goes beyond the basic diet model using a holistic approach to nutrition to develop new insights about food, drive results, and help positive impact on your overall health.

Let’s get started~
After you purchase the one month program, I will email you health forms to fill out & we can get your first appointment scheduled. After I get your forms emailed back I can get a better assessment of where you you are.

Calls are done weekly, preferably the same day every week.

Cost: $99
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 I look forward to seeing you healthier~ Lets start today
Kim Evans, MA, LE. CMT, NE

Beauty Professional & Nutrition Wellness Coach
 
Look Fabulous, Feel Great & Live Well
2GORJIS~ Face, Body & Makeup
beautyforyou77@msn.com
www.2GORJIS.com
 
 
 
 

Counsel, Lose the Black Wardrobe at Trial!

By  Patrice Truman, Esq.

Did you hear? Orange is the New Black received the most Emmy nominations of the year for a television comedy series. In the courtroom, change that title to Wear Anything But Predominately Black.

Counsel, lose the black suit or dress at trial! This recommendation is primarily addressed to female counsel in the courtroom. [But note to male counsel: A black suit has an undertaker feel to it, just as the wide pin stripe suit negatively connotes a slick, untrustworthy person derived from the gangster movies.]

In post trial interviews, jurors have stated that the black suit or black dress, worn day after day by female lawyers becomes drab and depressing to look at because it casts a dark pall over trial. (And silhouette face lines?) There is no reason for female counsel to imitate the black colored garb worn by the judge to signify authority.

Believe in, celebrate, and wear color! A female trial lawyer can be perceived as serious, intelligent, and a worthy presence in the courtroom with a wardrobe of color. Jurors notice wardrobe style because it provides a distraction from the side bars and certain other monotony that accompanies each trial day.

So what colors are appropriate in the courtroom for the suit or tailored dress with accompanying jacket? Beige (elegant), deep hues of purple (regal), midnight blue (power), and navy blue (reliability), cantaloupe (freshness), and others such as camel, lavenders moving into the grays or teal toward subdued green. In the end, think of the color wheel that flatters but avoid bright red. Bright fire engine red still connotes hot and smoldering, attention grabbing sexual innuendo.

How about a pinstripe suit? No, avoid imitating opposing male counsel’s dress. Femininity has power, so celebrate it, especially when the holder of it demonstrates confidence, organization, and civility in the courtroom. Perhaps that’s why some jurors have referred to female counsel wearing black as “black widow”, Morticia (of Addams Family fame), or Cruella Deville. Indeed, wearing black does not promote counsel’s credibility especially when the demeanor attributes have gone missing.

The exclusion of predominate black should not be replaced with bold prints. Prints and patterns are okay, but they need to be subdued and classic. A suit with a patterned tweed or subdued pale plaid may work to convey professionalism, but a flower print on a longer length dress will not convey a courtroom style. As for hem length, remember your theme of professional elegance, in accordance with your body type. If in doubt, seek out an opinion from another professional woman on how you are perceived in a certain outfit.

Pant suits, okay? Yes! See discussion above. Black skirt with contrasting colored blouse and jacket, okay? Yes! See above.

Here are a few more suggestions to consider: Avoid showing cleavage because the female lawyer needs to be mindful of showing respect for the court; no open toed shoes or strappy shoes because feet can be elegant and stylish without trying to appear sexy; unless one has great legs both in shape, weight, and free of spider veins, it is best to invest in some expensive panty hose. Not wearing nylons is just a current fad, keyword here being fad. Jewelry can be subdued or more pronounced depending on personal preference, but just shy away from the sparkling diamonds and any gaudy, overbearing jewelry.

Just remember that confidence is power and power includes femininity. So, use color to work for you in the courtroom, and save the black wardrobe for the evening, After 5.   

Article written by: Patrice Truman Jury & Trial Consulting for Truman & Associates

Contact information:
ptruman@trumanassociates.com                                                                                                                                                               http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrice-truman-esq/16/55b/21b

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Kim Evans, MA, CMT, LE
Health Educator & Nutrition Coach
http://www.2GORJIS.com  twogorjis@msn.com
#Health #wellness #weight loss #beauty #Bewell #fabulousskin

 

Client question, why is it difficult losing weight?

Speaking of [Beauty, Health & Wellness]: Inspiration is all around us!
Emailed Client Question that I like to share: [Great read]

One of my clients asked me after attending a women’s conference:
“I was at an event out-of-town and there were over 2,000 women there, and “the hot topic”, a large number of them suffering from not being able to lose weight. I could not believe how many were clearly suffering for this, why is that?”

Respectfully & with great intention here is my response: There are a myriad of health factors, (genetics, immune function, environment, gene expression, etc.), to consider and health reasons why some people are challenged with being overweight, but I will mention a few. Firsthand, when the body is overweight it is an inflammatory response of the body that something is out-of-order.

Here’s a few eye-opening reasons:
#1 Inflammation,
Hormonal imbalances,
High saturated fatty diet,
Lack of physical exercise,
Lack of self-care & nourishment,
Loss sense of your center,
Stress hormone cortisol, (causes fat around the belly),
Metabolic syndrome X,
Too much darn life stress.

Are just a few reasons why the inches will not move away
Why diets don’t work!
Are you listening? Do you suffering from any of these?

She was blown away: After I just hinted a few (of many) reasons, her response was okay,… “Create a Webinar” with solutions to this issue.  I said, you are right and you just inspired me to create it!

Look out for the details of my August “Beauty, Health & Wellness” Webinar, about cortisol & managed stress, how to stay healthy, in my next post. Inspiration is all around us all the time, so be inspired to change the world!

Kim Evans, MA, CMT, LE
Health Educator & Nutrition Coach
http://www.2GORJIS.com
#Health #wellness #weight loss #healthy diet

Wealthy Living Radio Interview–Wealth Consciousness with Kim Evans–Must Listen!

I would like to share with you a great call.  I was a guest on Cheryl Broussard’s tele-radio show, “Wealthy Consciousness”.  It has been recorded earlier and I like to share some inspirational tips with you.

This is one of the most powerful shows I have done for the Wealthy Living Radio Show.. I share how I  shifted my consciousness about my wealth and health with amazing results on debt management.  Please have a notebook and be ready to jot down some power golden nuggets!

Wealthy Living Radio Show Subject:


 

 

“Wealth Consciousness with Kim Evans”
To contact Kim: www.2gorjis.com  or twogorjis@msn.com
Kim has clients all over the world…It’s a powerful and empowering message, please listen….

To hear replay: working out, on your phone, at lunch:

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