Archive for December, 2014

Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

December 11, 2014
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Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

You’ve heard of whole grains vs. refined grains. You’ve seen the food guide pyramid with grains at the base. And now, you’ve likely heard of completely grains-free eating from Paleo and eating philosophies. I’m often asked for my opinion on grains, so here it is. As with all foods, I recommend whole, real foods. I...
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Loving the Bike TV: Finding Your Place

December 10, 2014
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How exactly do we choose our career path?  You know, it’s only the thing that the we’ll do for the majority or a big chunk of our lives.  No big deal, right?  But think about it for a second.  How did you fall into this career?  How did you decide what education or training...
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Riding in Cambodia

December 9, 2014
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Riding in Cambodia

Last month I flew to Cambodia for some R&R and visa-related purposes. It was my first time there and so I didn’t know what to expect from the food, customs, language barriers, etc. The other countries in Asia I’ve been to were all former British colonies, so it was easy to fit right in,...
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I Don’t Get It. I Totally Don’t Understand.

December 8, 2014
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I Don’t Get It.  I Totally Don’t Understand.

Love me or hate me for it….but here’s a bunch of things about people and life that I just don’t understand: I don’t get the concept of racing to work in your car so that you can be there on time, or early.  Aggravating all the other drivers (and cyclists) around you so that you’re...
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

December 5, 2014
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t distressing to those who suffer from it. With this in mind, you might be determined to do all you can to reduce the risk that you will experience it. Alternatively, if you already have ED, you’ll no doubt be keen to...
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Loving the Bite: Stay Lean Tip #5 – Slow it Down

December 4, 2014
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Loving the Bite: Stay Lean Tip #5 – Slow it Down

Stay Lean This Holiday Season Are you officially in the “Holiday Rush?” If you want to stay lean this Holiday Season, one good way to do so is to slow yourself right down…at dinner, at least. You may have never thought about it, but rushing through meals has actually had a significant impact on...
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Loving the Bike TV: Magic of Goal Setting

December 3, 2014
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Do you have a goal that keeps getting pushed aside, or maybe just hasn’t been manifested just yet?  Be patient.  As long as you have the goal and believe in it, the Universe will help make it happen. One of the goals I’ve had for several years now is to get myself a new...
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Maybe Tomorrow

December 2, 2014
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Have you ever pulled your chest muscle? If so, you know how annoying it is. If not, let me teach you a thing or two about how it affects everything and anything you do. I was doing push-ups, at least that’s what I believe caused it. I hadn’t done any core work in a...
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You Want It, You Got It

December 1, 2014
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You Want It, You Got It

I went for a 45 mile bike ride the other day.  It was the first time I’ve ridden over 30 miles for a very long time.  Generally my rides last just over an hour, and take me a distance of 20 something miles.  Most of these rides are the same.   I’m sort of limited to a huge amount of variety...
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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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