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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

October 7, 2016
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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

It’s true what they say you can’t outrun, or even outride a bad diet. That is because of fitness, nutrition, and energy levels are all intertwined. It means if you want to be successful in your chosen sport or activity, you need to make sure user eating is on point too. It doesn’t matter...
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

August 11, 2016
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

We’re giving away a copy of Matt Kadey’s new book….Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure. Have a look at what Matt has to say about homemade fuel, and be sure to check out his recipe for Granola Bites.  Then leave a comment letting us know what you think about his thoughts and...
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Food on the Go….on and off the Bike

June 8, 2016
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Food on the Go….on and off the Bike

For as long as I can remember, my typical lunch has been a protein bar or shake.  Yeah, some people say that is not real food and shouldn’t be ingested as a daily meal, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The benefits to me are that it’s quick, nutritious, and I don’t...
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Detoxing Your Body and Soul

November 24, 2015
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Detoxing Your Body and Soul

We’ve all heard about doing a detox or cleanse of our bodies, right?  But how much do you actually know about what they do and the benefits they hold? It’s not just our electronic devices that need the reset button pressed from time to time…..our body and soul needs it as well.  So how...
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Loving the BITE: Why Broccoli is Awesome for Cyclists

July 9, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Why Broccoli is Awesome for Cyclists

It’s a lean, mean, green, cancer-, cholesterol-, allergy-, oxidative-stress- and inflammation-fighting-machine.  And, you’re in luck because it’s likely sitting in your refrigerator right now. With over 300 studies to support its whole-food, nutrition power-house goodness, broccoli is a sure-fire way to improve your health. Specifically, it fights 3 cellular problem areas that can contribute...
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Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

June 4, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

As a female endurance athlete, who loves to both ride and run, I’ve learned the importance of iron over the years.  Through four pregnancies, different levels of training and racing, and off-seasons, I’ve seen ups and downs with energy, fatigue, and low-iron symptoms. I’ve also worked with female and male athletes who have been tested...
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Loving the BITE: Green Goddess for Cyclists

March 12, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Green Goddess for Cyclists

Green Goddess for Cyclists. You read that right, but were talking about a delicious, healthful dressing; and not a beautiful oddly-pigmented Greek myth. Even so, stick with me, it will be worth it. Why take the time to make your own dressing when you could just buy it? It’s all about what you’ll gain...
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Loving the BITE: Anti-Leg-Cramp Smoothie

February 12, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Anti-Leg-Cramp Smoothie

Recently, a reader and a former client contacted me to ask how to reduce their leg cramps. One was experiencing cramps ride after ride once he hit the 30 mile mark, and another was experiencing them in the middle of the night after riding, and occasionally on a random evening. Neither are any fun.  But, it...
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Nutrition and Fueling for Cycling

January 6, 2015
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Nutrition and Fueling for Cycling

Cutting through the performance nutrition crap by Scott Price Let’s look at what is going on with food and cycling. At the front of every athlete’s mind are a host of questions about nutrition, diet / body weight, fueling and recovery. Here we are going to cut through some of the confusion and give...
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Optimal Weight in 2015

January 2, 2015
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Optimal Weight in 2015

We all know that weight loss is one of the biggest resolutions made each year.  So if you’re a cyclist looking to drop some weight this year, we’ve got a min-E-book to help you make it happen. Think of it this way.  We all want to get a new bike and/or accessories to lower...
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Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

December 18, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

Want a nourishing gift for someone in your life? For a cyclist, athlete, or anyone, really? Here are 5 great Loving the Bite options that you can make in your own kitchen, including one awesome discount on Fuel Right Race Light for Loving the Bike readers! Who doesn’t want a delicious edible gift?!? 5 Loving the...
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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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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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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.

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