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Loving the BITE: Delicious Summer Hydrators

July 2, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Summer Hydrators

Whether on the bike, in the office, or working outside, hydration is crucial for the cyclist.  It’s obvious why it’s so important when riding.  But, do you realize that chronic day-to-day dehydration can also have a huge effect on your ride? Dehydration can be the source of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  It also...
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Loving the BITE: I Despise Nutrition Labels

June 25, 2015
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Loving the BITE: I Despise Nutrition Labels

I despise nutrition labels. And even worse, nutrition claims on the front of a package are a joke.  Sound like a rant? I’m just getting started. You read that right. Although the intentions may have been good with both of these, they become little more than marketing and politics in modern day food manufacturing. Why?...
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Loving the BITE: My Favorite Energy Bar UPDATED

June 18, 2015
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Loving the BITE: My Favorite Energy Bar UPDATED

Hundreds. Thousands. There is no end to your energy bar options. There are some great commercial ones, other bland or cardboard-like ones, and some that are little more than candy bars. Here’s mine. I use this energy bar on rides, runs, and skis. I love it. Just 5-6 ingredients in a food processor, and your...
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Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Bacon

June 11, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Bacon

Bacon: The Tasty Sodium Supplement Alright, here’s the disclaimer (a rarity around here!). This may not be the healthiest of my Loving the Bite healthy recipes. It’s true. I’ve given you plenty of those. It doesn’t have to be all-broccoli-all-time. As you’ll read, I do believe bacon is fine here and there (or to be clique –...
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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: Will Pedal for Pesto

May 28, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Will Pedal for Pesto

Who here wants to reduce fatigue and inflammation, optimize blood flow, and stay healthy this season?  Yes, please.  And, who wants some pesto?  Yes, pretty please.  Well, it must be your lucky day, because here at Loving the Bike, we’re about to make it all happen. Since I’m getting ready to plant my herb garden this...
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Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

May 21, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

On recent long rides, there’s been one fuel that has really, really made me smile lately. I don’t eat huge amounts (it doesn’t take much), but it provides carbs, tastes delicious, cleanses your palate, calms your stomach, and soothes your joints. Any guesses? Of course, it’s ginger. But not just any ginger. Candied ginger....
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Loving the BITE: Fuel for an Off-Road Century

May 14, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Fuel for an Off-Road Century

Last week I headed to the desert with my husband for one of our favorite rides. It’s not my typical style. If I had to pick any type of ride as my all-time favorite, it would definitely be high alpine flowy singletrack. But this one’s different. It’s a double track…flowy a times, sandy at times,...
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Cherry Ginger RECOVERY Smoothie

May 7, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Cherry Ginger RECOVERY Smoothie

It seems about time for another smoothie recipe, don’t you think? This week, it’s all about a great combination of ingredients that promote glycogen and muscle recovery with extra boosts for joint and muscle pain. What’s more, it may just be my favorite smoothie ever. As a smoothie connoisseur, that’s sayin’ something. It’s delicious…I think the combo...
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Loving the BITE: MORE Protein Bars Exposed

April 30, 2015
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Loving the BITE: MORE Protein Bars Exposed

You may have seen this post before.  I first posted it a couple years ago, and it’s been extremely popular on Loving the Bite and my own blog, the Fuel Right Blog. In fact, it’s been my most popular post of all time. Why? I’m not exactly sure, other than athletes want to make...
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Loving the BITE: Spice Things Up

April 23, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Spice Things Up

What’s for dinner tonight? Anything exciting? Spicy? Delicious? Or, blah? If you’ve got a case of the dinner-time blahs look no further than this weeks Loving the Bite Recipes to Spice things up. Along the way, we’ll ditch the commercial spices that harm our arteries, hormones, and health, and make our own fabulous real-food...
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Loving the BITE: Sourdough for Pre-Ride Nutrition

April 16, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Sourdough for Pre-Ride Nutrition

Some foods are special. Some have characteristics that go far beyond numbers of calories, carbs, protein, and fats.  In fact, most real, whole, raw, and traditional ones do (it’s those made-in-factory ones that are little more than a pile of calories). One such food, one of my favorites, is sourdough bread.  Although I eat...
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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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