Loving the BITE: Weeks 1-11 – Cyclist’s Nutrition Plan for Healing Ligaments & Tendons

18
Apr
2017
Loving the BITE: Weeks 1-11 – Cyclist’s Nutrition Plan for Healing Ligaments & Tendons

Hopefully I don’t sound like a broken record. But this week, I’m writing more about my torn ACL and MCL, surgery & recovery, and how nutrition has played a big role in it. I often judge ideas for nutrition posts by the amount of questions and interest I get from my own clients, and...
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Loving the BITE: Freeze Ahead Meals & Dinner Time Savers for Cyclists

06
Apr
2017
Loving the BITE: Freeze Ahead Meals & Dinner Time Savers for Cyclists

Last Autumn, I posted 10 Kitchen Time-Savings Tips for quick, healthy meals and cooking. This became a popular post, and boy-oh-boy have these strategies come in handy for me over the last month. I am currently about 4 weeks post-op (ACL reconstruction), and I haven’t had to really cook a meal yet. Why? Week...
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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

03
Apr
2017
7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

Wearing sunglasses while cycling is more about practicality than fashion, cycling sunglasses offer our eyes some much needed protection from the elements. The right pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful UV and UVB Rays as well as dust, dirt and any debris that is kicked up by wind or your cycling...
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2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

26
Mar
2017
2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour I’ve written about cycling in so many different parts of the world, but I’ve never really wrote about riding a bike in my home country of Canada. Now it’s time. Due to our weather in Canada, we have to jam pack a whole bunch of cycling events into just...
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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

23
Mar
2017
Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

If there are two names everybody’s heard of on the downhill mountain biking scene, it’s Gee and Rachel Atherton, the brother and sister combo who’ve been shredding down Fort William and at competitions all over the world for more than a decade. They know a thing or two about going fast downhill. Here are...
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Look Bike Beautiful off the Bike

18
Mar
2017
Look Bike Beautiful off the Bike

I’m sure I’m not alone in my love for cycling themed t-shirts, right?  I’m also not the only one who aims to have enough cycling t-shirts to wear a different one every day of the month. Thanks to the guys from Cycology, our Loving the Bike crew is closer to this goal.  (I actually...
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

17
Mar
2017
What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

Image Source All cyclists will know that one of the more exciting elements of the whole lifestyle is being able to buy a new bike. When it comes time to do that, it can be a real thrill. There is a certain joy that comes from being able to buy a new bike which...
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

02
Mar
2017
7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

If you’re committed to becoming the best cyclist you can be, you’re in this for the long haul—literally and figuratively. Cycling requires a tremendous amount of physical fitness, but it also requires dedication, focus, and perseverance. Improving your cycling is a process; you build up to it, setting realistic goals along the way and...
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

01
Mar
2017
Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit. After all, you are working all your muscles while you are biking. And you get to enjoy magnificent surroundings and the fresh air while you cycle. But you need to make sure you are prepared before you do head out on the road. After...
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Loving the BITE: Cashew Chicken For Light at Night Eating

23
Feb
2017

Bored with the same-old out-of-new-ideas dinner?  Let’s liven it up with a meal that’s company-worthy, compliments-guaranteed, and a change of pace from the usual grilled chicken.  Even better, it’s sure to benefit your heart, your arteries, your lungs, and your energy production – basically everything you need besides a bamboo bike to ride better, right...
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Loving the BITE: Gimme Some Lovin’ Chocolate Cake

16
Feb
2017
Loving the BITE: Gimme Some Lovin’ Chocolate Cake

Right now, I’m needing a hug. Literally, just days after I wrote out my 2017 goals, I completely tore my ACL and MCL backcountry skiing, and my goals are no more. Or at least, not right now. The last weekend in January I was having a great time skiing above Vail from the Polar...
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Cold Cycling Re-entry

14
Feb
2017
Cold Cycling Re-entry

As you may or may not know, this is the first time in like six years that I haven’t had a year round summer.  Although the Comox Valley is one of the few places in Canada where you’re usually able to road bike all year, it still gets quite cold.  Plus this winter the...
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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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