Health and Fitness

How to Go Vegetarian the Healthy Way

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How to Go Vegetarian the Healthy Way

Get Healthy and Fit…

Listen to your body and (try) maintain a stress-free life…

FAVIOLA VALENCIA, THE CEO HUSTLER

THANKS TO BLOG CONTRIBUTOR SHEILA OLSON

Eating a vegetarian diet comes with many benefits: It reduces harm to the environment, cuts down on animal cruelty, and promotes health in the body, to name a few. However, while many people think that going vegetarian will automatically help them lose weight and live healthier, the vegetarian diet is much more than simply not eating meat. In order to lose weight safely and maintain your health, you have to make sure you are still getting the nutrition your body needs. Here are some essential tips for those who are considering the vegetarian lifestyle.

 

Cut Calories Wisely

 

No matter what kind of diet you do, eating fewer calories than you burn is how you lose weight. While it can be tempting to want to lose weight as fast as possible, it’s important that you do it gradually. Otherwise, you’ll be starving your body of the nutrition it needs; not only is this unhealthy, but it will make it more difficult to manage your weight once it’s down. Set a goal of losing no more than two pounds a week, which generally requires a deficit of 1,000 calories a day. You can also aid your weight loss by adding exercise to your routine. Be sure to consult your doctor to make sure your diet plan is safe for you to take on.

 

During your diet, there may be times when you feel hungrier than usual. Plexus offers Slim Drinks that are great as meal supplements or snacks, such as the Slim Hunger Control and Slim Microbiome Activating. These drinks are completely vegetarian, and they can help you feel more full while fostering your weight-loss goals and supporting your glucose metabolism.

 

Choose Healthy Carbs

 

Many who are trying to lose weight on a vegetarian diet often get tripped up by carbohydrates. If you simply eat more pasta, cereals, chips, and other processed carbs in the absence of meat, however, you won’t lose weight; actually, you’ll probably gain weight. Your calories should consist of no more than 40 percent carbs each day. Limit the amount of bread and pasta you eat and opt for whole-grain when possible. Try to get the bulk of your carbs from vegetables and fruits like kale, spinach, bananas, apples, and carrots.

“Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos .Aenean non turpis vitae ligula tristique sagitt isras varius erat pulvinar eros pretium”

Get Your Protein

When you live a vegetarian lifestyle, you have to make sure you eat enough protein in your diet. In fact, 30 to 40 percent of your daily caloric intake should be protein. While meat is a primary source of protein, there are more than enough vegetarian sources. For instance, chickpeas, quinoa, beans, lentils, tofu, and tempeh are common vegetarian foods that provide protein — and they can be included in a wide variety of dishes.

Choose Healthy Fats

Finally, it’s essential to make healthy fats a part of your diet. As with protein and carbs, how much fat you should eat depends on your body size and type. As a general rule of thumb, about 20 to 35 percent of your calories should consist of fats each day. Whatever kind of diet you follow, good fats are preferred over bad ones, and there are many ways to get good fats on a vegetarian diet. Avocado is one of the best sources, and it’s also one of the most popular among vegetarians. Other sources of healthy fats are oils, seeds, olives, flaxseed, and cheese.

If you’re going vegetarian, it’s important to ensure you’re getting the proper nutrition you need to remain healthy. Remember to cut your daily caloric intake gradually so that you can stay healthy and maintain your weight once you reach your goal. Look into all the good sources of protein, carbs, and fats so that you can form your meals and snacks around them. The vegetarian lifestyle can be very beneficial if you approach it mindfully.

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Daily Life

Never Give Up

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Depression and Stress

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As the holidays get closer, the bills pile up, the cost of living goes up and the problems don’t go away and now the year end comes to an end, so we may feel like #givingup – right? WRONG!

Like many of you, I have problems, I have struggles, I cry, I lock myself in the room and cry my self to sleep, I ask myself time and time again “Why Me, Why Me” and just can’t find a way out.  I feel that things just keep coming my way and more things keep thrown my way, more problems arise, more issues, etc… I sometimes say to myself “Why do I even try, Why do I continue, Why even do it, Why, Why, Why”…Well, I’ll tell you why!  Because, life is beautiful, life is great, life may have its ups and downs, life may throw things at us that we don’t like, but guess what? Not many, have the luxury of being alive!  There’s so may men, woman and children that wish they had one more day to go through the daily life struggles that we complain about everyday!

I know my father would have wished to be here one more day and would have preferred dealing with the daily struggles, drama, problems, so as long as he was able to see his grandkids alive, see his children get married, go camping, fishing, etc…So, STOP COMPLAING and STOP saying YOU, YES YOU!  That you want to GIVE UP!

Stopit1. Every problem has a solution

2. There’s a solution to every problem

3. Life is Great

4. Life is Beautiful

5. Life is Precious

6. No problem to big

7. As long as we have life, there’s HOPE

8. Have FAITH

9. Love Yourself

10. Love Life

 

NEVER GIVE UP, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE THROWS YOUR WAY!

God does things for a Reason, you may not know the reason NOW, but TRUST ME – you will see it – sooner or later…So DON’T GIVE UP!

 

 

Daily Life

The Remodel Nightmare

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How many of you dread remodeling?  OMG, never, in my mind did I think it was going to be so chaotic, draining and stressful!

So, last year with the rain my little homeshed office was damaged due to the rain and because I didn’t have the necessary funds to repair, of course, it got worse!  So, this year wanting and not wanting I had no choice but to get the repairs and remodeling on the way before the winter starts.  As you know with all the ongoing catastrophic events that we’ve had going on around the world, I obviously don’t want to take a chance and have it come crumbling down on me 🙁 that would NOT BE GOOD, right?!

As you can see the damage on the bottom, this little office was actually starting to tilt…OMG, right!!!  Don’t let the outdoors fool you, the inside is very, very nice and comfy, as you can see the old color was bright orange!

So, we decided to get the bottom repaired, reinforced, as well as getting the roof done, changing the door (provide me with

So, we decided to get the bottom repaired, reinforced, as well as getting the roof done, changing the door (provide me with some more lighting and outdoor vision), but I also did even more, I had them change the insulation and sheetrock to make it more energy-efficient and of course to SAVE SOME $$$ MULA!  Times are still hard, but without an office, I can’t WORK! I also changed the inside color as well, I made it a more neutral color, so that it can match my white, gray, Paris, Shabby Chic decor 🙂   Having your own personal workspace makes a huge difference, right?!  At least, for me, it makes a big difference!

So, what do you think?  Do you think, it’s coming out good??? So, what I realized is that making repairs and maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive.

Originally, I was going to do (2 front windows and a glass door), but that was going to cost me about $400-$600 bucks just on the material (And, it wasn’t even the nice expensive stuff)…So, we kept shopping around and my husband suggested that I do a wide french door, which it would still give me the view and lighting that I was looking for, so we started to shop for that and guess what? I found a door for under $350.00 on SALE at Lowes (+) I found a professional laborer who installed it for $250!!!

We also SAVED on the paint because we had a 5-gallon bucket that we had used for the inside of our house years back 🙂

The sheetrock and insulation, we found it on SALE at Home Depot and for labor, I was able to SAVE some $$$ because my hubby and kids were able to install and handle this task using Youtube 😉 Yeup, it came in handy!

SHOP AROUND AND DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE AND TRUST ME, YOU WILL FIND WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR PROJECTS!

So, I will post new pictures once this task is complete, so stay tuned for the final finish!!!

As you’ll see on my Featured image, I finished the make-over New Paint and Flooring compared to what I originally picked!

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Entrepreneurship

Don’ts when contracting a Translator

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Spanish Interpreting and Translation Services

Don’ts when contracting a Translator

To all my wonderful and potential clients,

Please keep this in mind when you are contracting a “Translator” for a Hearing, Medical assignment, Conference, meetings, etc.  Because I know how important and critical each venue can be, I want to make sure your contract ONLY but the BEST!

Tip #1: First and foremost DON’T search for a Translator

Because a translator deals with written material vs. an actual event.  The interpreter, however, deals with the “spoken word” that is the one conveying your message into another language and being “The Voice (TM)” and the one helping you “Bridge the Language Barrier in Communication.”

Tip #2. Second and foremost how to search for an Interpreter

You can always search on Google for an Interpreter, but it’s always better to ask someone with experience, someone who has used the services of that interpreter, someone who actually can tell you “Yes, I’ve used his / her services and he/she is great!”, or if you find the interpreter via Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., ask that interpreter for his / her expertise and experience.

You can also find an interpreter via an Interpreting Agency, but that can go wrong very quickly!  

Why?

Because many agencies ONLY want to book the venue and they don’t take the time to actually evaluate the event and match the skills with the interpreter.  

For example: In early 2000 I was called to do a “Client / Attorney” meeting (at least that is what the Agency told me). They said, “We have a Client / Attorney meeting to discuss a case”. I said “OK, I can handle that (I have years of experience doing Client / Attorney meetings for friends and family)”.

Unbeknownst to me, it was NOT a Client / Attorney meeting it was a Deposition, well at that time I didn’t have ANY EXPERIENCE doing those types of assignments.  

So, I told the attorneys that I did not feel comfortable moving forward with the assignment and their response was “Don’t worry, we are already running late, we can’t wait for another interpreter, we will proceed with you and if I see you are NOT doing a good job (one of the attorneys was bilingual) then we will STOP the Deposition”.  

Although I was VERY NERVOUS and hesitant I agreed to do it (per the attorney’s suggestion). Thank goodness, after all, said and done, I was able to finish the assignment with 100% approval from all parties involved, but till this day I think I was (one of the lucky ones), NOT many interpreters would have been able to pull this off!

Immediately, after completing my assignment the Attorney’s who contracted the agency called them right in front of everyone and fired their services and decided to contract my services directly for all of their upcoming assignments.

Tip #3

When your searching for an Interpreter or Translator PRICING can be a big factor to many companies; however, some say and think that by paying more, you will get better services because the saying says: “You get what you paid for”, but that is NOT always the case.  Unfortunately, many companies prefer to use the services of an Interpreting Agency, as well as of a “Certified Interpreter” and think that by paying more for a “Certified” interpreter they will receive better services. Unfortunately, that is NOT ALWAYS the case.

When looking for an interpreter make sure to ask for:

  1. The interpreter’s qualifications and experience
  2. Provide details of your appointment, such as;
    1. If it’s legal, is it a Deposition, Hearing, Trial, Mediation, etc…
    2. If its a personal injury case, immigration, civil case, probate, etc…
    3. The more information and basic details that you can provide the agency, or the interpreter the better service you will receive
  3. MORE IMPORTANTLY – Don’t assume that ALL interpreters are familiar with ALL TERMINOLOGY!  Just like a Doctor, he/she is ONLY familiar with medical terminology, but also they have their own specialization.  The same goes for Attorneys and Interpreters are NO DIFFERENT!
  4. Make sure to be specific of your needs and provide as much information and details of your appointment to better help the interpreter prepare for the assignment

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Are you bilingual and want to become a professional interpreter? 

Learn what it takes to enter this wonderful industry!

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Who am I? Faviola Valencia – Aranda Business Coach, Spanish Interpreter, and Business Coach

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Hello my name is Faviola Valencia – Aranda,

Who am I?  About Me?
Who am I? About Me?

I’m the owner of (Elite Services 4 You) I’m a Professional Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Administrative Assistant, and B2B Marketing service provider.

I have a background of over 15+ years of experience working in several different executives, administrative and office positions, including construction, restaurants, hospitality, warehouse, law firms, real estate, sales and marketing, and general businesses.
I was born in beautiful Uruapan Michoacan Mexico. I was brought to this country at the early age of 3 or 4 and spent most of my life in San Jose, Ca. We had the opportunity to move to Beautiful Sacramento Ca and we have lived here since 1996.
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years and have 4 beautiful and wonderful school-aged boys and baby girl.  I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, camping, researching and I love to work!
For the past 25+ years, I’ve been assisting friends, family and small businesses “bridge the gap in communication”.
Background: I started working at a very young, helped run my fathers Upholstery business, then became the Office Manager of a New Construction Clean up company, then we decided to move to Sacramento in 2000.
By 2000, I decided to put my Vision and Mission into play and became the Founder, President / CEO of one of the largest Interpreting and Translation Corporations in the Sacramento area.
I’ve recently partnered with Prestige, a reputable Legal Marketing, and Focus Group organization while continuing to help small and large businesses with all there administration and marketing business needs.
I take great pride in what I do and I put 110% efforts into a successful business. For over 15 years I’ve been continuously attending webinars, local seminars, and obtaining certifications to improve and broaden my services in order to meet my customer’s needs.
Being Self Employed / Entrepreneur allows me to work part-time or full-time, to set my own schedule, and to take charge of my work, as well as taking care of my business as a Mom and Wife, which is very important to me.  I am extremely dependable, reliable, friendly and always eager to learn, and motivated to get the job done right the first time – NO EXCEPTIONS!
I’m always looking into ways to improve myself and learn more about each industry, so I enjoy researching, taking new classes, going to seminars in order to enhance my work capabilities and skills so that my clients can get the best Virtual Assistant in the market.  
If you are looking for a dedicated, professional, responsible bilingual and excellent Language Service Provider, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Assistant, B2B Legal Marketing service provider – look no more, I’m here to assist you!

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