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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

March 10, 2011
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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

What can you get with $60?  Turns out, in the healthy food world, not much.  A few years back, I calculated how much of my grocery budget I spent on yogurt.  Since my husband, I, and both my boys eat it every day, we were nearing $2.00 per day – $60.00 per month!  On...
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Loving the BITE: Cedar-Planked Salmon

March 3, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cedar-Planked Salmon

It’s just about grilling season, right?  While I’m sure that many of you have been using your grill year round, I’m talking about the official season, when you don’t have to put on gloves and a beanie just to take the a peek at your dinner.  This year, mostly because my oven crapped out,...
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Loving the BITE: Kale Chips

February 24, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Kale Chips

Ever wonder if there’s any truth to all the Detoxification claims made by hundreds of nutrition products these days?  Well, whether a particular product works is anyone’s guess, but there is s a lot of detox that goes on in your body each day.  In fact, day in and day out, our cells have...
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Loving the Bite: Garlic Ginger Chicken

February 17, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Garlic Ginger Chicken

Chronic Inflammation got you down? As athletes, we may think of inflammation as the reaction we get when we sprain an ankle or a knee.  However, there is a constant battle in our bodies to keep cellular inflammation at bay.  Many of our activities and the foods we choose to eat either promote cellular inflammation...
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Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

February 10, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

The last few weeks I’ve been neglecting breakfast and lunch in favor of dinner recipes.  Well, breakfast, it’s your turn again.  While I’m a fan of eggs, oats, and Greek yogurt for breakfasts, a smoothie works well, too.   And, since you can always make extra batches and refrigerate (for a day) or freeze them...
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Loving the Bite: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

February 3, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

No matter how you pronounce it, the Tomato is a very special food.  Just think of how many of your favorite dishes would simply not exist, or not be the same, without it.  Pizza, chili, and salsa just to name a few.  The tomato goes far beyond taste, though.  It has super-nutrients that are...
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

January 31, 2011
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

Each Monday in January we posted our “Make it Happen Monday” articles in an effort to help inspire and motivate you to reach your ultimate weight goals. Today is the “bonus” 5th Monday of the month and I wanted to wrap things up with my overall HOT LIST. I’m not a licensed nutritionist, but what...
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Bryan is Making it Happen

January 24, 2011
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Bryan is Making it Happen

When we came out with our Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book on December 27th, we offered up the challenge (and reward) for all those who would commit to going on the program.  Five of you responded saying you were ready to go after your ideal weight using cycling to help get you there. Out...
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Loving the Bite

January 18, 2011
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Loving the Bite

We’ve decided to start tossing out a weekly recipe post over here at Loving the Bike.  What do you think?  Good idea….Bad idea….Totally Yummy?  Let us know.  Yeah, we’re a cycling website….but a cyclist has got to eat, right?  Anyway, we’ll try it this week and see what kind of feedback we get.  Thumbs...
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

January 17, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

For this week’s instalment of Make it Happen Mondays, I wanted to highlight a company that brings goodness to your body through 100% all-natural, organic, whole-food energy bars and seasoned nuts to help “Fuel Your Adventure.” Cyclists love to munch on energy bars, gels, and bloks…right?  Most definitely.  But with all the choices out there,...
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Make it Happen Mondays – 7 Minute Diet

January 10, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – 7 Minute Diet

I’ve dedicated all Monday posts in January to “Cycling for Optimal Weight“.  There are a lot of riders out there who are “cycling for weight loss” or using the bike as their way of getting themselves in the shape they dream to be in…..and I honestly can’t think of a better way to get there....
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

January 3, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

Last Monday we published our Loving the Bike Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book and have been very pleased with the feedback received so far.  Each Monday in January we’re going to spin off from what’s included in the book and provide you with additional information to help achieve your ideal weight….and we’re calling it...
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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.

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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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