Archive for January, 2011

My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

January 31, 2011
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

Each Monday in January we posted our “Make it Happen Monday” articles in an effort to help inspire and motivate you to reach your ultimate weight goals. Today is the “bonus” 5th Monday of the month and I wanted to wrap things up with my overall HOT LIST. I’m not a licensed nutritionist, but what...
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

January 28, 2011
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

It’s still four weeks away, but I’m totally stoked to be attending my first ever NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) held right here in Austin, Texas this year. This is the 7th year for the NAHBS and it’s taking place in the ATX from February 25 to 27. The show began as, and...
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Loving the Bite: Blue Cheese Steak Salad

January 27, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Blue Cheese Steak Salad

Looks like we got enough Thumbs Up last week to keep the recipes going…but we’ve decided to make it Loving the Bite Thursdays instead of laying it out on Tuesdays.  Although I don’t eat red meat, I didn’t want that to stop us from laying out a great steak salad recipe for you to...
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Sweet….It’s Another Contest

January 26, 2011
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Sweet….It’s Another Contest

Tune in to the video below and catch all the sweet details in our latest contest.  I’m really loving this one because it’s going to allow me to interact with my readers a whole lot more.  Check out the video, submit your entry, and you’re in to win……….. Huge thanks to the great people...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #twowheeltuesday

January 25, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #twowheeltuesday

This is the first post in @lovingthebike’s #HashtagTuesday series. Every Tuesday we’ll be talking about the latest popular cycling tags on Twitter.  I am collaborating with Joe Anthony of @bikecommutenews for this feature and Joe is kicking things off with the story of #twowheeltuesday and what it has to do with Austin Nichols from...
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Bryan is Making it Happen

January 24, 2011
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Bryan is Making it Happen

When we came out with our Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book on December 27th, we offered up the challenge (and reward) for all those who would commit to going on the program.  Five of you responded saying you were ready to go after your ideal weight using cycling to help get you there. Out...
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Nutrition Tip January 22 2011

January 22, 2011
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Muffins/Bagels, and other baked favorites Think you’re doing yourself a favor by choosing the muffin instead of the donut (and no, I’m not recommending the donut)?  Many muffins and even bagels pack more calories than a donut (400+ calories).  And, made with refined flours, they pack it right on your butt, hips, and belly....
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Helmtops

January 21, 2011
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Helmtops

My dad talked to the owner of Helmtops when he was on Twitter, and they said they would send him samples for me and my brother.  We got them in the mail and my dad helped us put them on.  Do you know what Helmtops even are?  They are these rubber things you stick...
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The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

January 19, 2011
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The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

You aren’t going to believe this one….on Monday I had my first flat tire in two years.  Yeah, it’s been at least two years and over 20,000kms on the road since I last had to change a tube.  That’s like an eternity for a road bike tube.  I can’t even believe it myself. The...
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Loving the Bite

January 18, 2011
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Loving the Bite

We’ve decided to start tossing out a weekly recipe post over here at Loving the Bike.  What do you think?  Good idea….Bad idea….Totally Yummy?  Let us know.  Yeah, we’re a cycling website….but a cyclist has got to eat, right?  Anyway, we’ll try it this week and see what kind of feedback we get.  Thumbs...
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

January 17, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

For this week’s instalment of Make it Happen Mondays, I wanted to highlight a company that brings goodness to your body through 100% all-natural, organic, whole-food energy bars and seasoned nuts to help “Fuel Your Adventure.” Cyclists love to munch on energy bars, gels, and bloks…right?  Most definitely.  But with all the choices out there,...
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Nutrition Tip January 15 2011

January 15, 2011
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Restaurant Foods At home you can probably make a medium-fat burger, with toppings (mustard, ketchup, pickles, etc) and small bun for about 500 calories without being too strict.  So, when you go out, you may think you’re getting this amount of maybe a couple hundred more.  Think again.  Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger, for example, packs...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean ”lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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