JourneyLite LiteNews - Clean Your Way to Better Health

While I completed my spring cleaning a month ago, many folks are just now throwing open the windows to the spring breezes. JourneyLite is a partner of my bariatric surgeon, so you know the recipe is good for you!
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Amberly L.
JourneyLite Patient
Cincinnati, OH
Amberly now has all the energy she needs to spend time with her children. She no longer misses out because of her weight.
Spring Cleaning Workout
Clean your way to better health.
It doesn't take an expensive gym membership to get a good workout.

Cleaning is great exercise that can burn more than 200 calories an hour. Not bad for a little sprucing up this spring. Here are a few tips to help you get started and stay motivated.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice before starting any exercise program. If you should experience any pain or discomfort, please discontinue the exercise and consult your doctor immediately.
Listen to music.
Turn on some upbeat tunes to help you pick up the pace while you mop or scrub the bathroom. It makes for a better aerobic workout and lifts your spirits.
Set a timer.
If there's a task you dread, set your kitchen timer for 20 or 30 minutes and give yourself a break when the buzzer sounds. You'll keep your motivation up and get in a solid block of activity that's good for the heart.

Other cleaning tips
Here are some tips to turning your cleaning routine into a workout. These simple tips work out muscles all over your body, from your arms, to your abs, to your legs.
  • When putting away dishes, face forward and twist to reach the cabinets. This will work your sides.  

Question of the Month:    
Healthy Eating: Picnic 101
By Chef Dave Fouts

The temperatures are rising and everyone is looking for ways to get outdoors more. Imagine this scenario: you have been invited to a picnic, and your friends are serving hotdogs, chips, soda, and brownies for dessert.  Looking at the spread, you become panic stricken and realize that you should have come better prepared.  This is where planning ahead really matters.  A picnic basket filled with protein, vegetables and fruits can save you from unhealthy food choices, and in most cases, make your friends envy your basket of goodies.

Featured Recipe

Shrimp Scampi Skewers
Shrimp Scampi
 Serves 8

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and devained
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped
8 wooden skewers


1.    Place all in ingredients, except skewers, into a large zip-lock bag.
2.    Marinate for 2 hours.
3.    Divide shrimp evenly and place on skewers.
4.    Over medium coals/low heat, grill for about 6 minutes, turning every 2 minutes. (Cook time may vary depending on size of shrimp.)

Nutrition per serving:  80 calories, 12 grams protein, 3 grams fat (0 grams saturated fat), 1 gram carbohydrate, 0 gram fiber, 85 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium


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