Salt

30
Jul
2011

Salt and Exercise Question: Hi Kelli, I am a serious athlete and I want to know what you recommend about sodium intake.  I have heard that when you train at a certain level you should get more sodium, but then I’ve also been under the impression that extra salt is not good.  Please help...
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The Fifth Sip Revisited

29
Jul
2011
The Fifth Sip Revisited

One year ago today, I released a post entitled “The Fifth Sip”.  It was an intimate and vulnerable description of my thoughts leading up to the birth of our third child, River.  Back then, this website was still slowly growing and that post never got exposed to as many people as it would if...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Granola with Hemp Hearts

28
Jul
2011
Loving the BITE: Homemade Granola with Hemp Hearts

Our super awesome nutrition expert is still chilling out after giving birth to her baby girl last week, so I’m back again in this week’s Loving the BITE.  One of the new favorite things for us to make here at home (actually it’s my Wife who’s been making it…and me eating it) is granola....
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Let’s Talk Cycling Rituals

27
Jul
2011

We’ve had a lot of great responses from our past “Let’s Talk” segments, so let’s keep things going with your thoughts and comments on cycling rituals.  Have a look at the short video and then leave us your comments with everything you want to submit to this interesting discussion.  I’m looking forward to some...
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

26
Jul
2011
#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

Wow! What a month it has been in the world of professional bike racing. In an attempt to keep those post-Tour blues at bay for one more day I thought I’d share the last set of photos and videos from my time at this years Tour…. all the way back in the first week...
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10% Off Everything

25
Jul
2011
10% Off Everything

Just wanted to come at you with a self promotion of our Loving the Bike, Loving the Run, and #bikeschool merchandise and offer you all a 10% discount from now until the end of July.  The good folks at Groucho Sports are discounting all our products so you can buy yourself some mid-Summer clothing,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Going Pro

25
Jul
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Going Pro

Today’s post is a collaborative effort with my friend Victor from Bicycle Lab.  In our Cycling 360 podcasts, I call him “The Guru” and it’s for good reason….this dude knows absolutely everything about the bike.  So for Make it Happen Monday, we’re here to tell you about Going Pro…in all areas of your life....
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Transfats

23
Jul
2011

Question: Hi Kelli, what’s the deal with transfats?  I don’t know a lot about them, but I feel like they are weighing me down and affecting my cycling. Kelli’s Answer: Thanks for this great question.  A lot of people have heard the term “transfats” and they are definitely something that can drag you down....
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The Distance

22
Jul
2011
The Distance

Winners: The two people who have won a copy of David’s book are @pinkchick and @Robert. Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope anyone who didn’t win will head over and pick up a copy of The Distance anyway. Have you ever wanted to train for a triathlon or Ironman, but just weren’t...
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Loving the BITE: Falafel

21
Jul
2011
Loving the BITE: Falafel

Our expert nutritionist, Kelli is busy having a baby today so I’m here to fill in with today’s Loving the BITE.  If you know me personally, or follow me on Twitter….odds are you’ve heard me talking about Falafel.  I have also written about it in the past, but because it truly is such a...
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#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour… Encore

19
Jul
2011
#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour… Encore

  As promised, this week I have the sights, the sounds… and the slightly drunk provincial early evening bike races that occured over stage 2 & 3 of this years Tour whilst @SteamyWynndows, @AndyMWild & I were there. After a lot of walking on day 1 to catch the action in two of the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

18
Jul
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Other than my Family, cycling is about the only thing I’ve remained committed to over the years.  Since I took up road cycling 8 years ago, I’ve had a Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop attitude to pretty much everything about it. On an overall level, cycling has become a huge part of my life and...
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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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