Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists

05
Jan
2013

Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists Rick Asks: Because of my recent gastric bypass surgery, sugar is a huge issue with me.  Eating anything with more than 8 grams of sugar causes me to have major intestinal issues.  I have to be extremely careful, especially while riding.  On long rides I will take Gu packages and...
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Grenada By Bike: Cruise Ships

04
Jan
2013
Grenada By Bike: Cruise Ships

Here’s another edition of our Grenada By Bike feature in which we highlight a different aspect of Grenada as seen from a bicycle.  This time around I stopped just West of the capital city of St. George’s to capture a cruise ship in at port. It’s said that the cruise ship industry injects nearly $2...
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The power of #bikeschool

02
Jan
2013
The power of #bikeschool

If you don’t already know about the absolute biggest and greatest online meeting place for cyclists, then you most definitely need to check out #bikeschool in 2013.  If you don’t know the whole #bikeschool story and what it’s all about, have a quick read through our description of this weekly cycling Twitter chat. #bikeschool...
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Happy New Year!

01
Jan
2013
Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year to everyone from all of the Loving The Bike crew. Thank you to all of our sponsors and the many contributors from around the world. We look forward to a successful 2013 and hope you can join us throughout the year where ever you are. We have some exciting things...
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2013: The #LuckyYear

31
Dec
2012
2013: The #LuckyYear

At the beginning of 2012 I declared it to be the Year of the Rockstar.  I told you all to be bold, put a swagger in your step, and make it the year where you make big things happen…..Rockstar Style. Well, it’s one year later and before going out there to ring in another...
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What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride

28
Dec
2012
What Makes an <EM>Epic</EM> Mountain Bike Ride

It’s time for another one of our mountain bike monthly features….this time Greg from Singletracks let’s us know what he feels is an Epic Mountain Bike Ride. What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride By Greg Heil The word “epic” has been entirely overused in recent days, and especially in mountain biking circles. It seems like every...
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Loving the BITE: New Year’s Coconut Grape Champagne

27
Dec
2012
Loving the BITE: New Year’s Coconut Grape Champagne

Cyclists have much to look forward to at the beginning of a New Year.  New rides, new goals, new adventures, new (and old) friends.  And at times of celebration, there seems to be one universal drink:  Champagne.  As we at Loving the Bike look forward to a brand new year, we thought the best...
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

26
Dec
2012
Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

A couple weeks ago, I found this picture on Facebook.  It was posted by Allen Beuchamp, but more than likely shared by countless cyclists across the web. I’m still not sure what I think of social media, and as I said once before….it does not define you.  But I do love seeing great photos...
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My Wish For You

24
Dec
2012
My Wish For You

Yep, tomorrow is the big one.  A special day where the world stops to celebrate peace, love, and a bounty full of Christmas presents. Our Loving the Bike family has had its share of present overload in the past, but we’ve really toned things down the past couple years.  This year we’ve totally minimized...
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A Mexican Racing Story

21
Dec
2012
A Mexican Racing Story

My cycling hero, Dex Tooke is back with another incredible story.  We’ve featured this incredible RAAM Endurance Cyclist many times in the past and have published one of his articles as well.  This time Dex shares with us his experiences of racing in Mexico earlier on in his cycling career. A Mexican Racing Story...
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu 2012

20
Dec
2012
Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu 2012

With another Holiday and another wonderful meal just around the corner, you may be thinking about the foods that will grace your table.  To make it a little easier on you again this year, I’ve scoured the web and Loving The Bite for a compilation of intriguing and delicious whole-food Holiday recipes that may...
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Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

19
Dec
2012
Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

Talk about being impressed by the service of a company…what Betty Designs went through to get me one of their kits is downright incredible. Before getting into the story of how this complementary Graffiti bib short and jersey came to me, let’s talk a little about what this kick butt sports clothing company is...
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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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