Nutrition Tip November 20 2010

20
Nov
2010

How to read a label to Avoid Transfats Within the “Total Fat” section of a nutrition label, you’ll usually find any amount of saturated fats and transfats.  Although it may be confusing, even when a type of fat is listed as “0,” it may actually be anywhere from 0-0.4 grams (they are allowed to...
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I Need a Hit

19
Nov
2010
I Need a Hit

I’ve been blogging over here at Loving the Bike for about 9 months now and have been loving every minute of it.  I feel that the site has grown in a positive direction and for being such a young cycling blog, it’s managed to hold it’s own within a community of amazing blogs. I...
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Tina Turner

17
Nov
2010
Tina Turner

As you know, I’m primarily a road cyclist.  It’s what I love the most, and what I spend the majority of my riding time on.  But there are times when I want to commute somewhere or get out riding with the kids, so I need something for that as well. My secondary bike has...
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How Do I Train Over Winter?

15
Nov
2010
How Do I Train Over Winter?

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about training over the winter, so today’s post comes right out of the old mailbag. It’s that time of year where many cyclists are forced off the road and driven to their basements to put in time on the trainer.  Have you seen some of the...
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Cycling – Across Canada Style

12
Nov
2010
Cycling – Across Canada Style

I’ve never cycle toured before, but I sure would like to one day.  To get a taste for what it’s like, today I am posting a story by Maximillian Birkner who did a 9,000km ride across Canada this past summer. I got home from Afghanistan in May and two weeks later I left to...
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I Need a Hero

10
Nov
2010

When was the last time something really amazing happened in pro sports.  Yeah, I know there has been a lot of cool plays and amazing acts of athleticism….but when is the last time we’ve seen a Hero? I’m not just talking about cycling this time.  Think about all sports and let me know the...
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MJ Swap and Gypsy Weekend

08
Nov
2010
MJ Swap and Gypsy Weekend

Since starting this blog, I’ve wanted to dedicate a post solely to great photos.  Well, that day has come.  Thanks to my new buddy, Chris from Chris Gomez Photography I’m posting some of his original photos from this past weekend in Austin.  I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a while now, as...
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Nutrition Tip – November 6 2010

06
Nov
2010

So, how exactly should you eat for energy? Eat breakfast!  This will get you going.  Studies show better brain function and healthier weights among breakfast eaters.  If you’re not hungry for breakfast, you may be eating too much at night.  Start the day with some lean protein (ex: 2 eggs), high-fiber foods (ex: veggies...
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This Post Might Save Your Bike’s Life

05
Nov
2010
This Post Might Save Your Bike’s Life

Last week I was lucky enough to knock a couple items off my #cyclingwishlist (like, literally). As I’m sure is the case for many of you, my list is pretty long….and it’s always so exciting when I’m able to make them a reality. Ever since I got rid of my hitch mount bike rack, I’ve...
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Confessed Anti-Cyclist Starts Loving the Bike

03
Nov
2010
Confessed Anti-Cyclist Starts Loving the Bike

There was an interesting story in The Standard online newspaper last week.  I didn’t find it myself, but my friend Victor from Bicycle Lab pointed it out to me saying it would make a great post for my site. David “Fred” Serra, a former footballer from Australia, never would have imagined wearing lycra….but his...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – November 2010

01
Nov
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – November 2010

My friend, Cristi, from CyclingDomestique.com told me she was going to be interviewing Ben Day of the FlyVAustralia/ Pegasus Racing team, and wondered if there was anything I’d like for her to ask him.  I told her to find out what is was that caused him to start Loving the Bike.  Here is the...
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Nutrition Tip October 30 2010

30
Oct
2010

Go Fresh In today’s fast paced world, it’s so easy to opt for frozen or pre-packaged meals.  I don’t blame you….I’ve got a busy family myself and know exactly how rushed dinner time can be.  But I also know how much more incredible it is to use fresh foods for your meals. Choosing fresh...
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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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