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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: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

December 11, 2014
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Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

You’ve heard of whole grains vs. refined grains. You’ve seen the food guide pyramid with grains at the base. And now, you’ve likely heard of completely grains-free eating from Paleo and eating philosophies. I’m often asked for my opinion on grains, so here it is. As with all foods, I recommend whole, real foods. I...
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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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Loving the BITE: Got Leftover Turkey? We’ve Got a Plan

November 27, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Got Leftover Turkey? We’ve Got a Plan

Got turkey leftovers? If so, you’re in luck.  To make new delicious meals that are quick, healthy, and packed  full of antixodiants, just whip up a flavorful sauce for the turkey, add some vegetables on the side, and voila, dinner’s done.  And, unlike most leftovers, it’s a whole new meal. Recipe of the Week: ...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Whole-Food Thanksgiving Menu 2014

November 20, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Whole-Food Thanksgiving Menu 2014

I’m not sure where 2014 went, but next week is Thanksgiving (US).  Are you planning the dinner? Do you know what you’re gonna make? Or, what about the next Holiday…are you inspired to cook up a delicious whole food feast? Most certainly, I am.  I’ve scoured the interweb for you, to save you time and headache...
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Stay Lean this Winter Tip #4: Don’t Delay…Get Right Back on Track

November 13, 2014
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Stay Lean this Winter Tip #4: Don’t Delay…Get Right Back on Track

Stay Lean This Holiday Season You are always just one good workout (or ride) or one good meal/snack from being right back on track.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, and I’ve tried over the last 10 years to encourage clients who’ve gone off track with healthy eating. Once...
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Loving the BITE: Caffeine Pills & Training…My Personal Experiment

November 6, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Caffeine Pills & Training…My Personal Experiment

For the last month or so, I’ve been skipping my morning coffee and choosing caffeine pills each Sunday before my long run or ride.  Gasp, I know.  I’m not really a complete nutrition purest especially when it comes to “training nutrition,” but actually writing it makes it sound worse, like I’m confessing to something horrible:...
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Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

October 30, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

Stay Lean This Holiday Season I love a good party.  And, I love the Holidays. However, I will admit that I start playing a little defense during the 2 1/2 months that begin right before Halloween and end after New Year’s Day.  It’s during this time that overflowing candy bowls appear in all offices, that yummy...
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Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

October 23, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

It only takes a little rice to deliver a lot of great riding fuel.  It’s an easy, whole-food, delicious, compact source of carbohydrates. And while rice has had quiet a resurgence among athletes with Dr. Allen Lim’s wonderful rice cakes, it’s been a favorite of many athletes around the world for years.  This week, we’ll explore...
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Stay Lean This Winter Tip #2: Training Nutrition vs. Daily Nutrition

October 16, 2014
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Stay Lean This Winter Tip #2: Training Nutrition vs. Daily Nutrition

What do you get when you eat like you’re summer-training even when you’re not? You’ve guessed it; most athletes get unwanted pounds. At the heart of the issue is the idea that athletes can, and should, eat a certain way and non-athletes should eat another.  I disagree. I think that both groups should eat...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (for breakfast)

October 9, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (for breakfast)

I’d love to tell you that I cook up a delicious breakfast for myself and my family each morning.  I don’t. Grab-n-go is usually my style, since I’m usually packing lunches and backpacks while the rest of the crew eats (and, if I’m lucky, I’m getting ready to head out on a quick ride)....
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Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

September 25, 2014
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Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

Do your days begin to feel a time-squeeze with less daylight hours?  Although the number of hours in the day stays the same, less daylight often makes me feel more rushed than ever. For many people, less time equals less cooking.  I know this because it’s this aspect of life I work on most...
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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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