This is the final part of the 4-part special interview series, “Preparing for a Productive Ramadan”. Listen to the previous interviews: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. In this interview, Abu Productive talks to Sr. Yasmin Essa, founder of WellnessWithYasmin.com and Holistic Health Coach.
Our body is the vehicle that we use everyday to attain the next life. Yet, how many of us really pay attention to how we take care of our body?
During Ramadan, we are challenged to focus on what we feed our body if we want to have the energy to perform our deeds and ibadah. Without taking care of proper diet and nutrition management, we will really feel the impact of lethargy, tiredness, inability to focus, and other physical limitations that lead to unproductivity.
So how do you manage your nutrition to maintain productive energy levels while fasting during Ramadan. Well, that’s exactly what I’ll be discussing with Sr. Yasmin Essa in this interview!
Yasmin Essa is the Founder of Wellness with Yasmin where she coaches women and their families to become the healthiest versions of themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She is a board-certified Holistic Health Coach, with her expertise lying in all things Women’s Health. She is a graduate of Montclair State University as well as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During her time at Montclair State University, she helped start up their Personal Training department, becoming their first female trainer.
She teaches various classes and workshops online and in person. She has helped many clients achieve their goals ranging from fat loss, beating thyroid surgery, becoming medication free, increasing energy, overcoming eating disorders, and improving blood work results. At the age of 22, she was diagnosed with mild scoliosis that was left untreated during her teen years. This was the catalyst to leave a successful career at a marketing agency and pursue her heart’s true calling of becoming a Holistic Health Coach.
In this 15-minute interview, Sr. Yasmin and I talk about:
- Understanding how to choose foods that give you long-term energy vs. foods that give you short-term energy (minute 2:15)
- Psychological shifts to make nutrition management more fun for the whole family (minute 3:40)
- The shocking ingredient we consume everyday that is more addictive than cocain, and and the healthier, delicious alternatives you can have instead (minute 5:45)
- 3 simple suhoor rules to avoid those mid-morning hunger pangs (minute 7:10)
- The importance of fitness: 3 reasons why you need exercise to help you become more productive in Ramadan (minute 9:00)
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