Archive for April, 2011

Boost Fuels without Sulphites

April 30, 2011
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Boost Fuels without Sulphites? Question: How can I get “boost” fuels without products having hidden sulphites?  Most if not all energy products have sulfites either listed or hidden. Kelli’s Answer: I agree, it can be tough to figure out which foods have sulfites as there are “loopholes” in the company’s requirements to list them...
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Loving the BITE: Curry Coconut Shrimp

April 28, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Curry Coconut Shrimp

You’re never too old to learn something new.  Although I have been trained, and you have likely been taught, to avoid saturated fats as much as possible, I believe we’ve all been a little misled.  During the last 15 months, I stripped my education down to the bare bones to study metabolism, fat loss,...
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Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry

April 27, 2011
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I’ve got a quick video post for you today, but I wanted this topic to be all about you guys and gather up all of your great information, tips, and suggestions. Have a look and then tell us what you do with your cycling laundry. Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry….hit us up in the comments...
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#bikeschool The Giveaway

April 26, 2011
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#bikeschool The Giveaway

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill This week we are the midst of one of the most tightly fought contests since King Arthur took on the might of The Black Knight. The intellectual hammer has been thrown down and it’s time...
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It’s a #TripleGood Day

April 22, 2011
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It’s a #TripleGood Day

My genius friend, Jim is always coming up with super cool ideas….and when I saw him start using the term #doublegood over on Twitter I just had to jump right in.  I love the feeling that word gives off, and if there were ever a #doublegood day….today is certainly it.  But it’s better than...
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Loving the BITE: My KIND of Bar

April 21, 2011
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Loving the BITE: My KIND of Bar

Ever need an on-the-go quick snack or mini-meal?  Something you can feel good about eating?  Me too.  A month or so ago, Jenn Sutherland posted an awesome recipe for a homemade LARA bar over at Loving the Run (it’s great, make sure to check it out if you haven’t already). While I believe many...
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Texas High School Mountain Bike League

April 20, 2011
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Texas High School Mountain Bike League

Through my involvement with this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I was introduced to a new organization called the Texas High School Mountain Bike League.  We held a couple raffle draws during the bike show and all proceeds went to the league.  Prior to that, I had heard the name a couple times, but didn’t...
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#bikeschool: EVOLution

April 19, 2011
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#bikeschool: EVOLution

For many months now we have gathered as seething masses in the musty halls of a simple but wonderful night class known only as #bikeschool. Some people pop in to wind down after a day at work, others set their biological clocks to tingle once a week at 9PM EST… and others well, others...
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Make it Happen Monday: Do it Like the Ninetysomethings

April 18, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Do it Like the Ninetysomethings

I’ve seen a lot of people in their 20’s who’ve basically given up on their bodies.  They have passed the point where they didn’t have to do any work in order to keep a good looking and pain free body.  But when it became something they had to work at…they gave up on it....
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Soy Protein

April 16, 2011
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Soy Protein Question: I have recently undertaken a goal to get in shape by cycling. I am suplimenting my nightly rides of 5-10 miles with a diet and counting calories. Recently I have been discussing protein bars and shakes and the topic of “soy” protein came up. Some comrades of mine claim that soy...
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All Geared Up: The Review

April 15, 2011
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All Geared Up: The Review

  The great folks over at Outside PR represent some smoking good companies, and they recently sent the Loving the Bike team some items for review.  Instead of doing a separate post for each one, we thought we’d get all geared up with these great products and let you know what we think.  As...
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Loving the BITE: Seared Tuna Steaks

April 14, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Seared Tuna Steaks

Fishing around for something to eat tonight?  Loving the Bike’s got you covered.  Why not soothe your cells, strengthen your heart, and even keep your wits about you with a little tuna?   You don’t have to go out to your favorite Japanese restaurant for this yummy dish.  Instead, just gather a few healthy...
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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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