Dominique Hayden is the proprietor of H2S Diet, a smoothie and juice bar. Hayden’s ardour and function in life are to pay it ahead and pour into others as others have poured into her. Her mission is to remodel the Dolton group by offering more healthy and scrumptious choices which are simply accessible, one individual at a time. Hayden supplies service from the guts.
Tammy Gibson: What impressed you to develop H2S Diet?
Dominique Hayden: H2S means Coronary heart 2 Serve. I began my enterprise as a result of I reworked myself. Initially, I began a exercise program with my mentor. I misplaced 75 kilos. I mentioned to myself, everyone wants this. My mentor began a vitamin membership within the metropolis, and that’s how I discovered about vitamin. I made a decision that I wished to open a vitamin enterprise. H2S means every thing I do is from the guts, and I like to serve individuals.
TG: You opened what you are promoting in the course of the pandemic. What had been your challenges, and the way did you overcome them?
DH: A few of the largest challenges had been psychological. Would individuals nonetheless come out, or will they be afraid to return into my enterprise? How can I guarantee that I get the merchandise to my prospects? It was about studying how one can take precautions by sanitizing every thing and making sure prospects had been comfy coming in H2S by carrying masks and social distancing as a lot as doable.
We supplied another choice the place our prospects would name in to position their orders, and we provide curbside companies. Our high precedence is to make everybody secure whereas nonetheless attempting to cope with the pandemic.
TG: What are the well being advantages of ingesting H2S teas and smoothies?
DH: The smoothies are thought of a meal alternative. I need prospects to be taught to love wholesome smoothies. Whenever you attempt to do one thing health-related, typically it doesn’t style good. I introduce my prospects to my smoothies, and so they love them. Incorporating two smoothies a day, maintaining a healthy diet, ingesting loads of water, and figuring out helps you reduce weight. That’s how I misplaced 75 kilos. The smoothies have solely 24 grams of protein, below 240 energy, 9 grams of pure sugar. We mix it with water and ice. The smoothies style like ice cream.
The H2S tea is superb for burning energy, boosting metabolism, and supplying you with vitality. It’s an important substitute as a substitute of ingesting Pink Bull, Monster, and low. The teas haven’t any sugar, are diabetic pleasant, and even youngsters can drink the tea.
TG: What’s the Transformation Program?
DM: The Transformation Program will assist you to reduce weight, get the abs you need, and the attractive arms. However greater than something, I need to remodel my prospects mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and bodily. The Transformation Program is about accountability. The accountability group will get one-on-one teaching, mindset actions, and how one can do private improvement every day. You may reduce weight, but when your mindset doesn’t change the way you take a look at meals, your relationship with meals, and your self, it’s arduous to be on observe along with your targets.
TG: Within the black group, there are a number of fast-food eating places however few farmer’s markets, well being meals shops, and eating places. What might be executed to supply wholesome meals locally?
DH: There must be extra schooling. It took me some time to find out about wholesome consuming. I began my journey in 2017 attempting to reside a wholesome life-style. Extra schooling and publicity to what a wholesome life-style is and the way it’s sensible to implement it into your life with out fully overhauling your complete life-style.
TG: What a part of working your personal enterprise are you most happy with?
DH: I’m most happy with creating generational wealth for my household. It’s one thing that my nieces, nephews, siblings, and future youngsters can take a look at me and say, “If Dom can do it, I can do it too.” So I’m completely satisfied I can present the likelihood to my household and create generational wealth. In order that’s what I’m most happy with.
TG: What are your future targets for H2S Diet?
DH: I need H2S Diet to broaden worldwide. Everyone must learn about a wholesome life-style. In 5-10 years, my purpose is to have 4-5 vitamin golf equipment and never simply myself working the enterprise. I need to train individuals how one can open a vitamin membership to advertise a wholesome life-style of their group. My pastor at all times says, “Every One, Attain One, Educate One.” So if I begin now, I can attain as many individuals as doable in the event that they need to open a vitamin membership of their group and train another person. Each group wants a vitamin membership, particularly within the black group.
TG: What recommendation would you give to somebody that desires to begin their very own enterprise?
DH: If you wish to begin your personal enterprise, discover somebody that has already executed it and be taught as a lot as you’ll be able to. If I hadn’t labored at my mentor’s membership for 2 years, I don’t suppose it might have been a straightforward transition. It’s robust typically working your personal enterprise, however I had a whole lot of information that I gained from my mentor that I may use for my enterprise.
H2S Diet is situated at 15025 Woodlawn Avenue, Dolton, IL. To search out H2S Diet on social media, go to IG: @h2s_nutrition, FB: @h2snutrition, and IG: @domilaw18.
Tammy Gibson is a black historical past traveler and writer. Discover her on social media @SankofaTravelHr