Cycling in Milan – Make it Happen

07
Mar
2016
Cycling in Milan – Make it Happen

Generally our #MakeitHappen Monday posts are all about self improvement and creating a better personal life.  Well, sometimes getting away and seeing the world is the best way to create a better you…..yeah, we’re all for that. Ever thought about going on a bike tour in Milan?  It’s not the first place that comes to...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

03
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, or if you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ breakfast, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 6 Energy All-Stars.  And, what better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just...
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The Power and Happiness of Self Awareness

29
Feb
2016
The Power and Happiness of Self Awareness

It hit me over 15 years ago.  The internal knowing that if I just completely be myself at all times, that everything else will all fall into place.  Best of all, I’ll feel a lot better in the process. I started working as a marketing rep for Costco Wholesale around 1995, and when I...
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Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

25
Feb
2016
Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

Most adults feel fatigued at least some of the time. The schedules, the work, the commute, the commitments, and the everything in between can drag us down a bit. But, should our workouts and rides be a major cause of fatigue? I say no. Sure, if you plan and ride a big ride or race,...
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Keep on Riding with Superberries Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shot

22
Feb
2016
Keep on Riding with Superberries Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shot

I was recently contacted by Superberries and I was asked to review the Aroniaberry+ product.  Superberries sent me the product free of charge and here’s what I have to say about it. None of us want to get sick and miss time on the bike, right? With all the germs floating around, how do...
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Enjoy a Relaxing Weekend of Great TV

22
Feb
2016
Enjoy a Relaxing Weekend of Great TV

Enjoy a Relaxing Weekend of Great TV by Noah Sparrow As the weekend approaches, I – like many other people – start to look forward to the chance to kick back and relax with some of my favourite TV shows. With the diverse variety of entertainment on the box these days, I rarely struggle...
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A Vegas All-Nighter

19
Feb
2016
A Vegas All-Nighter

If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I’m not much of a wild party type guy.  Yeah, I like to chill out most of the time and I get my adrenaline rush from cycling through the streets of Grenada.  That is my idea of a wild party. But next week I intend on...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

18
Feb
2016
Loving the BITE: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Do you feel that? The feeling of sore knees or ankles? I feel it. My ankles hurt a bit more this time of year because I’m “skinning” uphill at least a couple times per week with skis pulling on my ligaments and joints (there’s something about weight on your feet that gets those ankles!). And with...
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Cycling and the Science of Happiness

15
Feb
2016
Cycling and the Science of Happiness

I always talk about “Loving Life on and off the Bike”, but do you think it’s easier to be happy in all areas because of the fact that we ride bicycles? I came across an article last week called The Science Behind Why Cycling Makes Us Happier, and it sparked me to relate this...
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Loving the BITE: Cookies vs. Dates vs. Honey vs. Gels

11
Feb
2016
Loving the BITE: Cookies vs. Dates vs. Honey vs. Gels

I’m not a one-best sort of person. No one size fits all or black and white recommendations here. Instead, I’m more of a good-enough sort of person. Or, probably more accurately, a good-fit sort of person.  This applies to many things in my life, and one of them is certainly training fuel. When I’m...
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A Cyclist and the Food Waste Fiasco

08
Feb
2016
A Cyclist and the Food Waste Fiasco

I’ve been telling you about an amazing individual named Rob Greenfield for the past couple of years now, and you’ve definitely heard me refer to him as “the Gandhi of our time“.  Well, this cycling friend of mine continues to spread his good word, and he just recently completed a Ted Talk that I...
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Loving the BITE: Marcel’s Special Pesto

04
Feb
2016
Loving the BITE: Marcel’s Special Pesto

When I was in college, every Friday we had pizza in the cafeteria. Sounds great, right? Sure does! However, it was a small college with a tight budget. We didn’t have the “anything you want to eat” anytime you want it like many universities do now (and I’m thankful, otherwise the Freshman 15 would have...
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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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