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Loving the BITE: Valentine Truffles for your True Love Cyclist

February 7, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Valentine Truffles for your True Love Cyclist

Valentine’s Day is next week.  Are you prepared?  Have you done your shopping and found a special gift for that someone special (or as a treat for yourself, since you’re someone special)?  If not, never fear.  A whole week out, Loving the Bike’s here for you.  With just 5-6 ingredients, and less than 20...
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

January 31, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

Are you ready for some football?  In my household, yep, we sure are.  I happen to be married to one happy lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan.  And, since I am one not-so-happy lifelong Denver Broncos fan, I’ll go ahead and concentrate on the food.  Here’s what I’ll be cooking for our party and my...
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Loving the BITE: Easy to Digest, Long Lasting Fuel for Cycling

January 24, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Easy to Digest, Long Lasting Fuel for Cycling

When riding early in the morning, do you opt for pre-training fuel and risk stomach issues, or just go without?  Many athletes simply head out the door with no fuel.  And, for up to 60 minutes of training, this is usually just fine.  In fact, they not only reduce the risk of stomach cramps,...
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Loving the BITE: Hot Cocoa Recovery Mix…On the Go

January 17, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Hot Cocoa Recovery Mix…On the Go

Lately, I’ve been training at 5 am.  It’s been cold.  Frigid.  And, as much as I enjoy the brisk workout and the sun rise, there’s one thing I dread.  Coming back to the cold recovery chocolate milk waiting for me in my car. If you’re one of the many who’s tried and regularly uses our Whole...
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Loving the BITE: Anti-nausea Food For Athletes

January 10, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Anti-nausea Food For Athletes

It happens to cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, and climbers alike.  Sometimes, while you’re out there, your stomach just isn’t right.  You feel nauseous and you’re not sure why.  Same pre-training fuel, same during the ride fuel.  Maybe it happens every time without fail, or just on long rides, or just in high heat.  While...
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Loving the BITE: New Year’s Coconut Grape Champagne

December 27, 2012
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Loving the BITE: New Year’s Coconut Grape Champagne

Cyclists have much to look forward to at the beginning of a New Year.  New rides, new goals, new adventures, new (and old) friends.  And at times of celebration, there seems to be one universal drink:  Champagne.  As we at Loving the Bike look forward to a brand new year, we thought the best...
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu 2012

December 20, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu 2012

With another Holiday and another wonderful meal just around the corner, you may be thinking about the foods that will grace your table.  To make it a little easier on you again this year, I’ve scoured the web and Loving The Bite for a compilation of intriguing and delicious whole-food Holiday recipes that may...
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Loving the BITE: Healing Tea for Joint Inflammation and Pain

December 13, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Healing Tea for Joint Inflammation and Pain

Overuse, strains, and accidents, ouch!  Joint and ligament injuries are painful and frustrating.  In the case of over-use, they can rear their ugly heads again and again.  It seems like I currently have a more than usual amount of clients nursing joint injuries, muscle injuries, and Seasonal sicknesses.  And, over the last year, I worked with more than...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

December 6, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

If you could have a homemade hearty soup on the table in less than 30 minutes, would you ditch the canned high-sodium low-nutrition watery option?  It’s easier than you might think to make a flavorful soup with real, fresh vegetables, herbs, and meat.  What’s more, when you make it at home, you can give...
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Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

November 29, 2012
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Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

Is Coconut Water truly the perfect, all-natural energy drink?  By some, it’s regarded as the best fluid for hydration and electrolyte replenishment on the bike.  They claim that it’s hydrated athletes naturally, for thousands of years, with 100% all-natural goodness.  Sounds good.  But is it better than modern sports drinks?  Recently, a client asked...
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Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

November 22, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

How about a Thanksgiving afternoon Chai Latte to keep you warm or aide in recovery after a cold ride? If you’ve been to your favorite coffee house lately, perhaps Mocha Spoke, you may have been tempted by the wonderful smell of a Chai Latte.  It just smells like Winter and The Holidays to me.  Turns...
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Top 6 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating without Piling on the Pounds

November 17, 2012
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Question: I’ve been training hard and have lost a few pounds since the summer season.  I don’t want to slow down my momentum.  Do you have any tips to avoid piling on “Holiday Pounds?” Kelli’s Answer: Yes, here are my Top 6 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Pounds: The “Holidays” are really only a few days. ...
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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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