Archive for February, 2013

Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

February 28, 2013
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Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

The words “health tonic” were not something we discussed in nutrition school or residency much.  Unfortunately.  More and more, I’ve seen the benefits of tonics, supplements, and practices that are far from your standard Western Medicine protocols.  I’ve seen them work firsthand, and I’ve seen their efficacy documented in studies. But, since we can’t...
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

February 27, 2013
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

I’ve always said that the bicycle can help solve all the world’s problems, and I stand by it.  As I wait for the bike to keep working its magic, it’s good to know that cycling helped save a triathlon friend of mine.  Anne Brennan is an Ironman athlete and a fellow blogger….and she’s here...
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

February 26, 2013
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

The emergence of a new style of cycling ‘magazine’ has caused waves of excitement around the community.  Not just for its content and format, but for the writers behind it.  2r is a new multi-media magazine about cycling available to download monthly and looks to feature some very interesting and inspiring writers as well as beautiful photo essays and in-depth...
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Mental Preparation for the Ride

February 25, 2013
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Mental Preparation for the Ride

In my opinion, the most important ingredient for performance on the bike is Mental Preparation.  Of course it is….the brain is the most powerful thing we have so it’s really the starting point of making it happen.  Making anything happen. Everything in life is created first in the mind, and then again in reality…..and...
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Cycling Fuel for Lactose Intolerant Cyclists

February 23, 2013
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Cycling Fuel for Lactose Intolerant Cyclists Jeff asks: “I am extremely lactose intolerant, and many of the commercial bars and supplements have whey as a major ingredient.  I have a hard time finding fuel for my rides.  Help.” Kelli’s Answer:  Thanks for your question.  Pack your own non-whey nutrition.  Here are a few non-whey options: 1)      Clif...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #1

February 22, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #1

We’ve come to the end of our week of cycling tips here at Loving the Bike.  I hope you’ve enjoyed what our crew has had to say, and be sure to have a look at all our other cycling tip posts as well. It’s kind of tough to single out a Number 1 Tip...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

February 21, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

We continue our week of Cycling Tips, with this fantastic nutrition tip from Kelli.  Each week Kelli brings you a Loving the BITE recipe, but along with that she provides a wealth of nutritional information for you as well.  On top of it all, she always let’s you know how certain foods, herbs, and...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

February 20, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

In our Loving the Bike number 3 tip, we discuss the importance of stretching and how it can improve your cycling performance and keep you healthy. In tip #5 from earlier this week, I mentioned how there’s really nothing better than time on the bike to improve your cycling….but now I’m going to explain...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

February 19, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

As we continue with our week of cycling tips, Stevie is here today with #4 for you.  This just might be the first time many of you have heard Stevie speak, so make sure you have your translation book handy….you just have to love that UK accent. Find out what Stevie has to say...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5

February 18, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5

Each day this week we’re bringing you one of our Loving the Bike Top 5 Cycling Tips.  We do our best to provide cool stuff and interesting tips and information for all you cyclists on a regular basis, but this week we’re coming at you with our top tips. We’re kicking things off with...
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Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

February 15, 2013
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Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

Greg from Singletracks.com is back with more mountain bike tips for you….this time he talks about riding fast through the rocks.  Be sure to check out all the other Mountain Bike tip articles as well. Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks by Greg Heil When Darryl emailed me the possible topic of...
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Loving the BITE: Asian Lettuce Wraps (our knock off from P.F. Chang’s)

February 14, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Asian Lettuce Wraps (our knock off from P.F. Chang’s)

Ahhh, what a sweet day.  Whether you love your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, dog, cat, mommy or your bike, it’s good to love, right?  And, it’s good to celebrate.  This week, in honor of celebrating and eating out, I’ll give you one of my favorite knock-off recipes (so you can save your money next time!).  And, my...
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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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