Nutrition Tip January 8 2011

08
Jan
2011

Sports Drinks Sports drinks absolutely have their place when you’re training hard.  But, they are only appropriate immediately before, during and after training when you’re tying to shed fat.  At 120 calories per 16 ounces, they pack on some extra calories and are designed to hit your blood stream fast.  If you’re working out...
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#Coffeemates – Fitness Coffee Review

07
Jan
2011
#Coffeemates – Fitness Coffee Review

I haven’t been as big a part of it as I’d like, but thanks to my Twitter friend @marijolamarche there is a great group of people who meet up for some good chatting pretty much every morning. Marijo coined the Twitter Hashtag, #Coffeemates and it’s become a place where cyclists (and non-cyclists) can chillax...
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Contest Time: Stomach of Anger

05
Jan
2011
Contest Time: Stomach of Anger

The T-Shirt Giveaway is officially closed and the boys from Stomach of Anger have selected a winner. Kendall (aka @velofreak) is the winner with his entry of “I Am The Motor“.  Good job, Kendall…..I’m looking forward to seeing that one on a T-shirt. Thanks to everyone for submitting your ideas….I enjoyed reading them all....
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

03
Jan
2011
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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Nutrition Tip January 1 2011

01
Jan
2011

Everything You’ve Ever Needed to Know About Calcium: Calcium is a mineral that has gotten a lot of media attention in the last 10 years.  Not only is it important for muscle contraction and strong bones, it plays a role in fat loss and storage. When meal planning, aim to get adequate calcium.  If...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – January 2011

01
Jan
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – January 2011

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2011.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our January 2011 lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your...
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How Do You Measure a Year?

31
Dec
2010
How Do You Measure a Year?

As the world reflects on the year that was, I wanted to take a moment and sum up 2010 Loving the Bike style. 2 websites launched 1,479 twitter friends 1 direct tweet from @lancearmstrong 247 Facebook friends (yeah, I’m going to have to spend more time on there in 2011) 1 awesome bike fit...
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Winter Riding Wednesday 4 – Stay In Your Rut

29
Dec
2010

In the final installment of Winter Riding Wednesdays, Kip gives a few more tips on how to navigate snow covered streets. “You’re curious…do you think you’re going to try it this winter?” See all four parts of Winter Riding Wednesdays on Loving The Bike’s YouTube channel.
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Cycling for Optimal Weight

27
Dec
2010
Cycling for Optimal Weight

How many of you are using cycling to help achieve your ideal weight?  How many would like to obtain this through cycling?  We all ride a bike for different reasons, but health and fitness is definitely a common theme that runs through a lot of us recreational cyclists. But how do you get there? ...
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Nutrition Tip December 25 2010

25
Dec
2010

What can a little water do for you? Boost your Metabolism. It takes about 70 calories to warm your daily 64 ounces of ice water to body temperature.  In one week, that’s ~500 calories burned! Help you lose fat. Fat Breakdown creates byproducts that must be flushed from the system.  Without adequate fluid, your...
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Just Say Ho

23
Dec
2010
Just Say Ho

I really do hope that you all get everything off your #CyclingWishList this year….I know you deserve it.  But most of all, I hope you enjoy the day with your friends and/or family and have the best celebration ever. Merry Christmas, Darryl from Loving the Bike
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Winter Riding Wednesday 3 – Comfort

22
Dec
2010

Good winter biking gear is expensive; but, if you’re willing to spend some money, you’re going to be more comfortable and less likely to give up on winter cycling. iOS version available here Once again, Kip goes into detail on what type of gear a winter cyclist should use to be comfortable during winter...
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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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