The Happy News

25
Jan
2016
The Happy News

I don’t watch or follow the news.  Don’t care for it.  Don’t honestly feel like I need to know what the news shows want me to see.  But that’s just me. The idea of news got me thinking about what the top inspirational stories or “happy news” for 2016 have been so far.  A...
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Loving the BITE: Cake for Breakfast – Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Cake

21
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Cake for Breakfast – Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Cake

If you want your cake and to eat it too, this post is for you. In fact, if you want your cake and to feel great, maintain or obtain a lean cycling weight, and stay satisfied throughout your morning by eating it too, this post is for you. It’s not your mama’s chocolate cake. In fact,...
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Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

20
Jan
2016
Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

Devon – if you can’t be lucky enough to live there, you might as well get a taste with a holiday! One of the most stunning and culturally-rich regions of the UK, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Devon. For families in particular, it’s difficult to think of anywhere that...
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The Best All Inclusive Destinations for Summer

20
Jan
2016
The Best All Inclusive Destinations for Summer

Are the winter blues getting you down? It may be time to book your summer holiday and start dreaming of that sun-kissed paradise. There are heaps of destinations to choose from, but here are five of the best for an all-inclusive getaway. The Algarve The world renowned beaches of the Algarve have long been...
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You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

18
Jan
2016
You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

We walk through our lives crossing paths with random people, taking them in, and often making opinions and judgments on what we see. We laugh, scoff, shake our heads….and worse.  Yeah, I’m guilty of this all too often. But have you ever found yourself on the other end of the story? Most of the...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

14
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

 A couple years ago, I introduced a “health tonic” to help fight colds and sinus infections and improve overall health. It works great, and as more readers chimed in, I’ve learned that this old-fashioned folk-medicine-cure-all is used by many different people in different cultures all over the world. But there’s more to this story for a...
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The Ultimate Cycling Dream

12
Jan
2016
The Ultimate Cycling Dream

I would imagine that a lot of cyclists would agree with what I feel is the ultimate cycling trip.  For me, it includes custom ordering a road bike from one of the great Italian manufacturers and then flying over there to pick it up and ride. Yeah, this would be amazing.  Imagine dealing directly with a...
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When Life Gets Complicated

11
Jan
2016
When Life Gets Complicated

Just before New Year’s Eve, I labeled 2016 the year to Simplify.  Yeah, I seem to like to nickname the upcoming year for some reason. I honestly do think keeping things simple is a sure way to a happy life.  But what do you do when things gets more complicated than you’d like? You...
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Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

07
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

You’ve read it here before: This is not Jamba Juice. If you’re old-school, it’s not Orange Julius. Or Smoothie King. Today I have a big girl (big boy) smoothie recipe. You’ve been warned. As I type this, I’m on the brink of getting over a cold…one that feels like it could go either way –...
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3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

05
Jan
2016
3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

Are you on Strava?  If so, do you have some KOM’s that you’re so proudly holding onto?  Yeah, I’m sure you’ve got some nice one’s in your name….but what happens when you get that dreaded e-mail saying: Yeah, it sucks doesn’t it? I don’t really consider myself ultra-competitive, but whenever I’ve had a KOM...
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What Exactly is a New Year?

04
Jan
2016
What Exactly is a New Year?

Okay, so we’re four days into 2016….how are things going so far?  We all seem to look at the start of a new year as chance to start a new life.  We make resolutions.  We set goals.  We wipe the slate clean and start fresh. But what exactly is a new year?  Well, it...
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Loving the BITE: 12 Grape New Year’s Champagne & New Healthy Habits

31
Dec
2015
Loving the BITE: 12 Grape New Year’s Champagne & New Healthy Habits

Happy New Year! As you look to the beginning of 2016, I hope you see the opportunity for another blank page and new start. It’s one of my favorite Holidays, one of my favorite times of year. It’s refreshing. Along with my well-wishes, I’ve got some easy New Year’s drinks made with real-food ingredients and my...
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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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