Just Breathe and Appreciate

07
Dec
2015
Just Breathe and Appreciate

Last week I had the simple task of going out to buy black beans and kidney beans so we could make vegetarian chili for supper.  Seems so easy, but when you’re living in Grenada sometimes the simplest of tasks can be a little too complex. The closest grocery store is about 3 miles from...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Stir-Fry & 5 Tips for Staying Lean despite December

03
Dec
2015
Loving the BITE: Delicious Stir-Fry & 5 Tips for Staying Lean despite December

Ahhh December. Gotta love it right? For many, it’s busy, it’s cold (not for Darryl, of course), it’s a bit dark, and it’s easy to let your body hibernate. As in, plump up a bit for the winter. Additionally, there’s the Holiday rush, treats, parties, & festivities. Typically, healthy eating goes out the window...
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Loving the Bike TV: Not a Care in the World

02
Dec
2015

Okay, some very simple but effective advice in this week’s Loving the Bike TV episode.  Be free, positive, and easy….and things will come to you naturally.  Taking the stress off and just getting in the right vibe is all you need.  
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Crank Down the Intensity

30
Nov
2015
Crank Down the Intensity

I’ve been on a major personal development frenzy for the past couple weeks.  I’ve had some incredible insights, gained some knowledge, and the realization that there are still more areas to work on. One of the biggest successes has been in cranking down the intensity at which I live my life.  All areas.  Yeah,...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Leftover-Turkey Chili Recipe

26
Nov
2015
Loving the BITE: Delicious Leftover-Turkey Chili Recipe

Got turkey leftovers? Well then, you’ve got lots to look forward to. Sure, you can just reheat Thanksgiving dinner in the days to come, or you can reinvent that turkey into a whole new meal. This works with turkey you’ve stored in the fridge, or, if you’ve truly got it coming out of your...
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Loving the Bike TV: My Best Advice Ever

25
Nov
2015

If I’m calling this my best advice ever, you just have to know that I’m speaking the truth.  So I’ve decided that we’ve done enough work on self esteem, so to send this series off with a bang I’m laying out the best wisdom I can. Yep, in this week’s episode of Loving the...
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Detoxing Your Body and Soul

24
Nov
2015
Detoxing Your Body and Soul

We’ve all heard about doing a detox or cleanse of our bodies, right?  But how much do you actually know about what they do and the benefits they hold? It’s not just our electronic devices that need the reset button pressed from time to time…..our body and soul needs it as well.  So how...
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You Know What You Need to Do

23
Nov
2015
You Know What You Need to Do

Today’s #MakeitHappen Monday post is going to simple and straight to the point.  You know what things you’ve been promising yourself you would to.  Those things that will make you the best you can possibly be.  The actions you must make into natural instincts so that those around you can benefit the most. You...
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Loving the BITE: Thanksgiving Menu 2015 and Fit Holiday Tips

19
Nov
2015
Loving the BITE: Thanksgiving Menu 2015 and Fit Holiday Tips

Every year at this time, I wonder where the year went and how we got to the end of November so fast. Oh, and what in the world should I plan for Thanksgiving?!? If you’re in charge of a dish, the meal, or a whole feast next Thursday, you may want to take a...
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Loving the Bike TV: Building Self Esteem 3

18
Nov
2015

This is the third episode in our building self esteem series.  This time around I talk about one technique that is often suggested, but I just don’t find that it’s suited to me.  But I bring up another suggestion that I think all of you will easily be able to incorporate into your life....
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Loving the BITE: 3 Favorite Healthy Chocolate-Rich Recipes

12
Nov
2015
Loving the BITE: 3 Favorite Healthy Chocolate-Rich Recipes

This time of year, as my sometimes over-scheduled Holiday plans ramp up, the weather cools, sunlight hours decrease, and I’m in-between my favorite sports (too much snow and cold for mountain biking but not yet enough for AT skiing – it’s a hard-knock life, I know), sometimes I need a little homemade pick-me-up. As...
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Jack the Cyclist

10
Nov
2015
Jack the Cyclist

I’d like to tell you about my friend Jack….he’s a cyclist.  Well actually he’s a whole lot more, and I’ll get into that in a second.  Jack’s last name is Ofalltrades….maybe you’ve heard of him. Jack is not only a great cyclist, but he’s become good at so many other things that has come...
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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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