Author Archive

Make it Happen Monday: Going Pro

July 25, 2011
By
Make it Happen Monday: Going Pro

Today’s post is a collaborative effort with my friend Victor from Bicycle Lab.  In our Cycling 360 podcasts, I call him “The Guru” and it’s for good reason….this dude knows absolutely everything about the bike.  So for Make it Happen Monday, we’re here to tell you about Going Pro…in all areas of your life....
Read more »

Posted in Guest Post, Pro Cycling, Uncategorized | 27 Comments »

The Distance

July 22, 2011
By
The Distance

Winners: The two people who have won a copy of David’s book are @pinkchick and @Robert. Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope anyone who didn’t win will head over and pick up a copy of The Distance anyway. Have you ever wanted to train for a triathlon or Ironman, but just weren’t...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Contests, Guest Post, Motivation | 31 Comments »

Loving the BITE: Falafel

July 21, 2011
By
Loving the BITE: Falafel

Our expert nutritionist, Kelli is busy having a baby today so I’m here to fill in with today’s Loving the BITE.  If you know me personally, or follow me on Twitter….odds are you’ve heard me talking about Falafel.  I have also written about it in the past, but because it truly is such a...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Cycling Nutrition, Loving the "Bite" Recipes | 2 Comments »

Make it Happen Monday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

July 18, 2011
By
Make it Happen Monday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Other than my Family, cycling is about the only thing I’ve remained committed to over the years.  Since I took up road cycling 8 years ago, I’ve had a Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop attitude to pretty much everything about it. On an overall level, cycling has become a huge part of my life and...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 11 Comments »

Bike vs Flight

July 16, 2011
By
Bike vs Flight

You might remember my friend Joe from a few cycling hashtag posts that he did for us a while back. Well, today he’s caught up in one super cool event and I just had to write about it. Due to a two day closure of the 405 Freeway in LA, JetBlue Airlines is offering people...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Cycling Hashtags, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Alcohol and Cycling

July 16, 2011
By

I am an active cyclist, but I also like to have some drinks….especially on the weekend.  I probably indulge more than I should, but it seems to happen quite often. How bad is this for me and my desire to lose some weight? Kelli’s Answer: Thanks for writing in.  Binge drinking must be avoided...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Ask the Sports Nutritionist | No Comments »

Are Cycling Podcasts For You?

July 15, 2011
By
Are Cycling Podcasts For You?

I have been a part of the Cycling 360 podcast team now for the past five months and each episode we record becomes more interesting and polished than the last. I get to spend a lot of time recording these shows with two incredibly talented and knowledgeable guys (Victor and Rob), talking about different...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

My Baby Loves The Tour

July 13, 2011
By

I don’t mean to strap you down and force our Loving the Bike Family home movies on you….but I just couldn’t resist on this one.  My 16 month old Baby Boy, River is obsessed with bikes.  Yeah, being a cycling Dad….this is a nice problem to have.  He’s constantly all over one of my...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Pro Cycling, Uncategorized, Video Blog | 14 Comments »

Make it Happen Monday: Families

July 11, 2011
By
Make it Happen Monday: Families

Each and every day….all around the world…..Families are in motion.  It honestly amazes me how on a daily basis a Family can get themselves ready, get the kids off to school or events, the Parents to work…..all the while never missing a beat.  Even when some sort of scheduling conflict comes up, all the...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 6 Comments »

One Meal Per Day

July 9, 2011
By

One Meal Per Day Hi Kelli, I find with my busy schedule and lack of focus on my diet that I often go through my day only having one meal.  I’m still getting in lots of cycling, but wondering what I can be doing to lose weight. – GL Thanks for your question, GL....
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Ask the Sports Nutritionist | 1 Comment »

Live to Ride

July 8, 2011
By
Live to Ride

Today’s post comes from a new mate of mine named Jase Rodley. He’s a good old Australian boy who’s currently hanging out in my home country of Canada, ripping things up in the mountain bike heavens of Whistler, BC. I really dig this guy and look forward to getting to know him better. Jase...
Read more »

Posted in Guest Post | 7 Comments »

Loving the BITE: Asparagus, Snow Pea, Chicken Stir Fry

July 7, 2011
By
Loving the BITE: Asparagus, Snow Pea, Chicken Stir Fry

Asparagus is one of those foods that you absolutely know must be extra-healthy for you just by looking at it.  It looks like it’s ready to defend itself.  And guess what?  When you eat it, it will add to your defenses.  And, it just might make you a better cyclist this week. How?  Keep...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Cycling Nutrition, Loving the "Bite" Recipes | 3 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips