#bikeschool: Classmate Happenings

27
Sep
2011
#bikeschool: Classmate Happenings

We wanted to check in today with some of our #bikeschool classmates and see what kind of exciting things they’ve been up to this past week.  So here it is, the week in review via some of our wild classmates. Bicycle Art Show Benefits Livestrong Our #bikeschool artistically gifted friend, @bdix73 was the man...
Read more »

Make it Happen Monday: Life is a Poem

26
Sep
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Life is a Poem

Life is a Poem…Let it Flow out of You Whatever it is that gets me to the dawning of the day. It’s totally unique, because I’m different in my own special way. You may not understand it, and choose to disagree. But you are not going to change me, this is who I’m going...
Read more »

I Need Help Shopping

24
Sep
2011

Question: I always have a tough time in the grocery store.  I know it sounds crazy, but I especially need help in the produce section.  I never know where to go to get the best foods for myself and always walk out with the wrong stuff.  Help. Kelli’s Answer: You can breathe a sigh...
Read more »

Snooze or RIDE

23
Sep
2011
Snooze or RIDE

Snooze or RIDE - Guest post by Dave Boyd As I rolled out of my one successful track stop for the day and got back up to speed, a guy in his pressed white dress shirt (We’ll pretend it was pressed. I couldn’t really tell) driving a silver Toyota Avalon yelled out his passenger...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: Cheese and Pear Sandwich

22
Sep
2011
Loving the BITE: Cheese and Pear Sandwich

You know it’s Autumn when leaves begin to turn beautiful colors, the air becomes crisp and cool, and organic Pears are only $1.49 per pound at the grocery store.  This week, we’ll take full advantage of these prices and all the wonderful health benefits pears afford for health and cycling. In fact, we have...
Read more »

Headwater Cycling Tours

21
Sep
2011
Headwater Cycling Tours

Here at LovingTheBike Towers we are very proud of the knowledgeable and dedicated community that we have built up who contribute to posts, questions and discussions. As well as ‘The Boss’, we have a small but dedicated team of eager contributors and as the site has grown in popularity we have seen a beautiful...
Read more »

#bikeschool: Showering With Your Helmet?

20
Sep
2011
#bikeschool: Showering With Your Helmet?

It all started with a harmless discussion about what to do after you finish a ride.  This discussion took place on the Cycling360 Podcast with myself and Rob suggesting that someone can take their helmet into the shower with them to rinse it off.  Victor, being the wild man that he is, laughed at...
Read more »

Make it Happen Monday: Money Man

19
Sep
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Money Man

We’re bred in a world that evolves around the economic control known as the dollar.  Because of this, far too many of us chase after it all our lives…..all the while missing out on some really great moments in life.  We see the pursuit of money as a necessity in order to obtain that...
Read more »

How Much Water?

17
Sep
2011

Question: How much water do I need? Answer: The goal of drinking fluids before exercise is to be well hydrated before you are physically active. If you have rested for at least 8-12 hours before activity and eat and drink regularly, extra hydration may not be needed. If you have lost fluids from sweating...
Read more »

Reveille Peak 100 – The Next BIG Race

16
Sep
2011
Reveille Peak 100 – The Next BIG Race

We’ve all heard of the Leadville 100, right?  Well if you haven’t, here is how the organizers like to describe it: This is it. The race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. Created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: Fresh Salsa

15
Sep
2011
Loving the BITE: Fresh Salsa

In a follow-up to yesterday’s Beanitos Review, we’ve got a Loving the BITE dip to go right along with those tasty chip.  And not just any dip, but one that will help us cycle stronger and stay healthy.  This week, tomato growers will rejoice with a salsa recipe that can be canned and enjoyed...
Read more »

Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

14
Sep
2011
Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

I came across Beanitos due to the fact that my friend @BeanitosApril works over there.  She gave my family some samples and we felt they were one super awesome healthy (ish) snack.  So to find out exactly how good and healthy they actually were, I had April send some to our Loving the Bike...
Read more »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Popular Threads

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips