Nutrition Tip May 13 2010

13
May
2010

It used to be that carbs were promoted as the best post-exercise thing to take in….but recently research has shown that combining protein with carbohydrates in the couple hours following exercise is best.  I’m a big believer in this one.  The reason is because this combination nearly doubles your insulin response which means more...
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Put This In Your Cupboard

10
May
2010
Put This In Your Cupboard

Disclosure: When I wrote this post, I had absolutely no affiliation with Progressive (the makers of VegeGreens).  I simply liked their product and wanted everyone to know how I felt.  As always, the Loving the Bike reviews is totally and completely a 100% honest review. Anyway, after the post went out Progressive found out...
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Team: Happiest On My Bike

07
May
2010
Team: Happiest On My Bike

Pro, novice, mountain, road….whatever type of rider you are….what I feel matters most is the love for the bike.  I’m happy to share with you a group who definitely has that love. It’s amazing what can come out of a simple connection on Facebook.  Well, maybe it wasn’t exactly that simple.  I’ve been resisting...
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Nutrition Tip May 6, 2010

06
May
2010

Read labels carefully as products are often made to deceive you.  One such example is thinking that all brown grain products are whole grain products.  Brown dyes and additives can give foods the appearance of whole grain.  Check it out to make sure it’s actually whole grain….unless you like brown dye.  They recommend to...
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Fueled By Falafel

05
May
2010
Fueled By Falafel

So you might not think there is a connection to cycling with this one….but by the time I’m done with my story on falafel, I will get to the part where it has aided in making me a stronger and healthier cyclist. I’m not quite a full out vegetarian just yet….but I’m getting there....
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – May

03
May
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – May

As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature stories and memories of why people are loving the bike.  Please take a look at our May lovers…..feel free to submit yours to us at any time (Don’t be shy – Send them here). Louise Neal – Darlington, UK “I am...
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We Just Had To Get Involved, “Crank It Up”

30
Apr
2010
We Just Had To Get Involved, “Crank It Up”

As one of the new kids on the blogging block, we have been slowly getting to know exactly who we are and what we stand for. It’s quite apparent now that Loving the  Bike is about promoting, enjoying, and loving all and everything there is about the bike.  We share our own views of...
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Nutrition Tip April 29 2010

29
Apr
2010

Dehydration can negatively impact your cycling or athletic performance. Over-hydrating can also do the same to your performance.   No more than about 80ml (about 1/3 of a cup) of water or diluted sport drink should be chugged back over a 10-20 minute time period throughout your ride or race.
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Reinventing the Wheel

28
Apr
2010
Reinventing the Wheel

I wonder what today’s cycling races would look like if riders were still using those bone shaker steel wheels from the 1800’s?  Not a pretty site now is it?  Well, lucky for us the bicycle wheel has continuously improved, and improved further in order to provide us with speed, comfort, and better performance. Loving the...
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Indie

26
Apr
2010
Indie

It was the proudest cycling moment I’ve ever had, and it didn’t even involve my bike. The day was April 22, 2010… the moment you became a cyclist. You are only 4 years old, and already part of a magnificent community. A population of riders who’s lives are better, because they ride a bike...
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Bike On Earth Day

23
Apr
2010
Bike On Earth Day

April 22 has been a day that I’ve made a point of recognizing for at least the past 18 years or so. Also known as Earth Day, I’ve made it a day that I do my best to honor the earth.  With this year being the first Earth Day with Loving the Bike, I...
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Amazing Cycling Families

21
Apr
2010
Amazing Cycling Families

It is no surprise that I’m a huge fan of the Vogel family from www.familyonbikes.org….the amazing family in the process of cycling from Alaska to the furthest tip of Argentina. They’ve been at it for about two years and currently located just outside of Lima, Peru. But these guys are just one of the incredible...
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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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