Loving the Bite: Stay Lean Tip #5 – Slow it Down

04
Dec
2014
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 Bike TV: Magic of Goal Setting

03
Dec
2014

Do you have a goal that keeps getting pushed aside, or maybe just hasn’t been manifested just yet?  Be patient.  As long as you have the goal and believe in it, the Universe will help make it happen. One of the goals I’ve had for several years now is to get myself a new...
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Maybe Tomorrow

02
Dec
2014

Have you ever pulled your chest muscle? If so, you know how annoying it is. If not, let me teach you a thing or two about how it affects everything and anything you do. I was doing push-ups, at least that’s what I believe caused it. I hadn’t done any core work in a...
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You Want It, You Got It

01
Dec
2014
You Want It, You Got It

I went for a 45 mile bike ride the other day.  It was the first time I’ve ridden over 30 miles for a very long time.  Generally my rides last just over an hour, and take me a distance of 20 something miles.  Most of these rides are the same.   I’m sort of limited to a huge amount of variety...
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Lucas Atmangaara is Loving the Bike

29
Nov
2014
Lucas Atmangaara is Loving the Bike

We don’t officially post to our Look Who’s Loving the Bike section any longer, but whenever one of our readers writes in to share their love for the bike….we are certainly going to put it up.  Have a read about Lucas and his Loving the Bike story: “As a kid, I loved to ride....
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

28
Nov
2014
Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

Right now you’re probably thinking, WTF is a Chikungunya?  A major part of this mosquito transmitted virus is severe joint pain, just like with Arthritis.  So what does a cyclist with this kind of joint pain do, and how does it affect riding? Okay, so here’s a little more information on Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye) before getting into the...
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Loving the BITE: Got Leftover Turkey? We’ve Got a Plan

27
Nov
2014
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 Bike TV: Love Where You Live

26
Nov
2014

Do you love where you live?  If not, I’m here to tell you to change it.  Yes, loving where you live is a huge part of Loving Life on and off the Bike. If you don’t love where you live, there are two option.  1.  Suck it up and make yourself appreciate where you...
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I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

25
Nov
2014
I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

Okay, so I seriously must get asked to help support a cycling related Kickstarter project at least a few times each month.  Yeah, there seems to be a whole lot of cycling initiatives trying to get funded.  But my response is always the same, “In order to keep things fair and consistent, we can...
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

24
Nov
2014
5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

It’s #MakeitHappen Monday once again….and for our American friends it’s the start of Thanksgiving week.  So while all of you are pondering about how to make this one the best weeks ever, or reflecting on what things you’re most thankful for….why don’t we remind ourselves about the Secrets of a Life Well Lived? The purpose of...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Whole-Food Thanksgiving Menu 2014

20
Nov
2014
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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Loving the Bike TV: Organic Entertainment

19
Nov
2014

I’m on my way home to Grenada as this post goes up, and man I am so looking forward to being back.  This quick trip to Florida has been nice, but it’s definitely reinforced my reasons for choosing to live where we do. There’s a lot of realizations that smacked me in the face,...
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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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