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Loving the BITE: Stop Being a Tough Guy/Gal Cyclist

December 1, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Stop Being a Tough Guy/Gal Cyclist

When you think of a tough guy or gal, what do you usually think of? For many athletes, it’s a picture of one that can go “without.” Without fluids. Without rest. Without recovery. Without fuel. Without = Tough. Believe it or not, this image dates back in history, even to the first “marathon.” I’ve...
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Loving the BITE: Turkey Leftovers & Fit Holidays for Cyclists

November 24, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Turkey Leftovers & Fit Holidays for Cyclists

If there’s one thing you should do tomorrow, the day after Thanksgiving, it’s got to be to get out those turkey leftovers, and make the opposite of Thanksgiving dinner. What IS the opposite you ask? One word: Tacos. Leftover turkey is perfect for delicous fresh tacos. And I’m not talking just any tacos, I’m talking...
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Loving the BITE: Let Your Food Be Your PAIN Medicine

November 17, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Let Your Food Be Your PAIN Medicine

We’ve heard it before. No pain. No gain. And we all know the feeling of being an athlete, in pain. Of course, there’s some pain that you ride through, and should (like the pain of pushing yourself). And there’s some pain that’s an indication to stop. Other pain, is more like soreness, and is...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Things Cyclists Should Eat Daily

November 10, 2016
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Loving the BITE: 5 Things Cyclists Should Eat Daily

It’s not about them vs. us. There’s middle ground, to be sure. I’m not talking about the election (thank goodness!). I’m taking about food. While it’s easy to get sucked into a “one best” diet mentality and declare that your way of eating is superior to another, lemme tell you…I’ve been around this whole...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists Should Eat Raw Garlic

November 3, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists Should Eat Raw Garlic

Vampires. Of course, the primary reason cyclists should eat raw garlic is vampires. But aside from those long-fanged blood-suckers, there are a few other secondary reasons to eat it. This week, we’ve got one of my favorite fresh, whole garlic recipes, and what a bit of raw garlic can do for you on and...
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Cookie Pedaling Fuel

October 27, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Cookie Pedaling Fuel

Oh how I love a good cookie on a long ride. Lemon cookies, oatmeal, and peanut all power my pedealing from time to time. But, it’s autumn, and that can only mean one thing in baking world. Forgive me, but I’m giving into the pumpkin mania: Recipe of the Week: Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies...
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Loving the BITE: Curcumin for Cyclists

October 20, 2016
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Turns out, curcumin could be your cure for a few ails this year. And that’s great news! I’ve got 3 different ways cyclists can add turmeric, and it’s main healthful component, curcumin, to the diet. Here’s the how and the why of curcumin for cyclists: Recipe of the Week: 3 Ways to Add Turmeric...
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Loving the BITE: Gear Up with a Homemade Chai Latte

October 13, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Gear Up with a Homemade Chai Latte

How about a Autumn 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 (Mudsharks, anyone?), you may have been tempted by the wonderful smell of a Chai Latte.  It just smells like Autumn to me.  Turns out, its black tea leaves...
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Loving the BITE: Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

October 6, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

Remember the cocoa-energy-balls of yester-month? Well, we’ve a new variety that’s sure to wake you up and keep you pedealing. Again, this one is whole-food based, moderate in carbs, and containns some protein and fiber…so, it’s great for pre-training about 60 minutes before a ride, or try a couple every 2-3 hours of a...
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Loving the BITE: Top 10 Time-Saving Cooking Tips for Cyclists

September 29, 2016
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What’s dinner prep like around your house? Peaceful? Calm? Quiet? Yeah, me too. Just kidding. Let me paint a picture. Usually, there’s 1 or 2 boys with their heads in the pantry, digging for snacks and claiming that there are none. There’s one child crying and pulling on my pants while I’m trying to...
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Loving the BITE: Light at Night Zucchini Lasagna

September 22, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Light at Night Zucchini Lasagna

Seems like a good time for another dinner recipe – and, we’ll keep it Light at Night. Here’s a new take on zucchini noodles, one that allows to have your lasagna and eat it too. But why would you choose Zucchini Lasagna over regular? If you’re a cyclist who’s trying to lose fat, or...
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Loving the BITE: Banana Bread for your Ride

September 15, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Banana Bread for your Ride

A couple years ago, we posted this Banana Bread recipe. Sort of a new twist training fuel on an old-school gooide. Since then, it’s become many of my clients’ go-to homemade fueling. Not too sweet, easy on the stomach, and delicious enough to motivate. Here are my thoughts on Banana Bread for Fueling: Back...
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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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