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Simple Tips for a Wonderful Wellness Wednesday

Wikipedia describes Wednesday as “the day of the week following Tuesday and before Thursday.” In the U.S., it’s sometimes referred to as “hump day” because it is the middle day (or “hump”) of the workweek.

Remember the old nursery rhyme that stated, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe”? And in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, the ugly weather is said to be on “Winds-Day” (a play on “Wednesday”). And like that, I could go on! We can easily say that Wednesdays are not thought of as a “lovely day.” But why not change that?

Here are some simple tips for a Wonderful Wellness Wednesday

1. Start Your day with exercise
Set small, achievable goals so you don’t get overwhelmed. Find and follow a program that is suited for your lifestyle and fitness schedule and schedule it as if it were a meeting with your boss! Want to drop weight? Set small goals. 10 pounds in the first 30 days and so on. Small goals are more achievable and help you stay motivated as you reach them.

2. Eat Your Vegetables
You say you don’t like veggies. But have you tried ALL OF THEM? I am sure you can find one veggie you’ll like. And even if you don’t, you can incorporate into your smoothies or puree them and put them in sauces and you won’t even notice they are there.

3. Move More
I’m not talking about exercise. I’m talking about moving. Are you at home on your cell phone? Walk while you talk. Get up to change the TV channel. You get the idea. Move more!

4. Portion Control
This means becoming conscious of the amount of food you are eating. Portion sizes have gotten bigger and bigger. Go to any Cuban restaurant in Miami and the food doesn’t fit on one plate! What to do? Pack half to-go or share with someone at the table. What else can you do? Slow down, be conscious of how much you’re eating, put your fork down in between bites, and don’t eat with your eyes!

5. Stop Drinking Your Calories
Soda and alcohol add extra calories without beneficial nutrients. It may be a tough change at first, but it gets easier. Sometimes we confuse hunger with thirst so try drinking as much water as possible. Many flavored waters may satisfy your soda craving with no additional calories or sugar!