Pre-Ride Nutrition Advice for Diabetics

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May
2012

Question:  I’m a T2 diabetic and I’m wondering what the best food is to start the day before a big ride.  I’m doing a few centuries next month for the Aids ride and I need the energy without spiking or crashing.  Oatmeal and honey spike me like crazy. Kelli’s Answer:  With Type 2 Diabetes,...
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

25
May
2012
I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a Rasta Man wanna-be, so when I can combine cycling with my love for that culture….it’s a total Win-Win.  A few weeks ago I came across a company called Knights of Mo’ Bay that sells jerseys, shorts, and bibs with a sweet IRIE Caribbean theme so I...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Whole-Food Ranch Dressing

24
May
2012
Loving the BITE: Homemade Whole-Food Ranch Dressing

The magic bullet.  Whole food super pills.  Hours of energy in a bottle.  Easy, quick, short-cut, convenient nutrition.  If you’re looking for any of these, this particular post is not for you.  To love the bike, I’m proposing that you have to take care of and love your body…the slow-food, whole-food, real-food, old-fashioned way....
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Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage

23
May
2012

For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it? As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will...
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#bikeschool happenings

22
May
2012
#bikeschool happenings

It’s been a while since we brought up some of the cool and interesting stories that come up through the #bikeschool hashtag, so here’s another edition of #bikeschool happenings. What do you think about? One of the questions asked by guest professor @koifla at last weeks #bikeschool was “What can you think about that...
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Make it Happen Monday: Visualization and Affirmations

21
May
2012
Make it Happen Monday: Visualization and Affirmations

It’s no secret that many of the top cyclists (and other athletes) in the world use visualization techniques to reach the top of their game.  Today’s athletes are performing at levels that are at an all time high, and they all know that the mental aspects are just as important as the physical.  But...
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Scheduling Shot Bloks and Roks on your Ride

19
May
2012

Question: I have a question about using Shot Bloks and Shot Roks on my longer rides.  Do I take these together? Do I start these from the very beginning of my ride and eat them as I go? Do I alternate them as I go.  I need help with my fuelling schedule. Kelli’s Answer:  Thanks for the...
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Viva Streets and Ciclovia

18
May
2012
Viva Streets and Ciclovia

The word “Ciclovia” is a Spanish term for “Bike Parkway”, but I’m calling it a bicycle celebration.  Back in the early 80’s, the people of Bogata, Columbia created the idea of Ciclovia as a way to battle against the traffic congestion found in their city and to this date they still hold a 70...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Sweet Potato Recipes to Fuel You

17
May
2012
Loving the BITE: 3 Sweet Potato Recipes to Fuel You

Four simple ingredients.  Three all-new, whole-food, fuel options.  No matter how you do the math, you’re sure to find a sweet potato recipe that will fuel your ride, satisfy your taste buds without sugar overload, and provide some variety beyond bars and gels.  In fact, each of these will work great before, during, or...
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

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May
2012
Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again.  This is the third time we’ve held the Crank Honors where people vote up their favorite cycling blogs and celebrate all the goodness they have to offer. I want to start off by saying that Loving the Bike simply holds these...
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

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May
2012
The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t have a lot of posts about cycling with partners or groups.  I’m primarily a solo cyclist, so when Mike Neifert came to me with a guest post on “The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner” I was stoked to get it up and include some content on this...
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

14
May
2012
Who Wants Saddle Sores?

Getting or having saddle sores is probably something us cyclists would like to keep to ourselves, right?  I don’t get them very often, but here I am publicly announcing that I just so happen to have a couple right now and they sure did make today’s ride a little uncomfortable.  Yeah, it’s a nasty...
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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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