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Top 6 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating without Piling on the Pounds

November 17, 2012
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Question: I’ve been training hard and have lost a few pounds since the summer season.  I don’t want to slow down my momentum.  Do you have any tips to avoid piling on “Holiday Pounds?” Kelli’s Answer: Yes, here are my Top 6 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Pounds: The “Holidays” are really only a few days. ...
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Loving the BITE: 2-Minute Curry Peanut Sauce

November 15, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 2-Minute Curry Peanut Sauce

No time to cook?  It’s the mantra of the working cyclist.  Unless you make your money on the bike, your schedule is likely over-scheduled.  Full time jobs, family, commutes, cycling, cross-training and more.  When trying to eat healthy and fuel training for optimal cycling, this no-time-to-cook problem can become a big hurdle. Throughout my...
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Loving the BITE: A Tuna Melt Recovery

November 8, 2012
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Loving the BITE: A Tuna Melt Recovery

A game of cycling nutrition “Would You Rather.” Would you rather recover with a sugar-and-whey powdered drink OR a hot, cheesey, melty, delicious tuna melt? I know I’d rather the tuna melt.  Of course, there are lots of options when it comes to nutrition recovery after a hard ride.  We’ve highlighted many good options.  And, more and more, athletes...
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Which Eggs are Best?

November 3, 2012
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What are the best type of eggs to eat, and should I include them in my diet? Kelli’s Answer: Some eggs have a higher concentration of omega-3s than other eggs because the chickens that produced them were fed a vegetarian diet that contained omega-3s.  However, since these omega-3s are from flax and vegetarian sources,...
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Loving the BITE: Power Pancakes for all Cyclists

October 25, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Power Pancakes for all Cyclists

If you’re dragging throughout the morning, clinging to your coffee, starving by 10 am, or craving sugar or carbs all day, your breakfast could be to blame.  A bowl of flakes high in carbohydrates and low in fiber, healthy fats and proteins just won’t sustain most athletes until lunch.  Certainly wouldn’t sustain me.  If you’re...
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Meal Planning for Athletic Training Programs

October 20, 2012
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Is it possible to have an entire years meals planned based on an athlete’s particular training program? Kelli’s Answer: Although its sounds perfect to have a meal plan that correlates well with a training program, all laid out for a year, in my experience, it simply doesn’t work well (sorry).  This is why I...
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Loving the BITE: A Healthy Fiesta With Homemade Taco Seasoning

October 18, 2012
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Loving the BITE: A Healthy Fiesta With Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s hard to go wrong with tacos.  That is, unless you use the store-bought taco seasoning.  Taco seasoning is one of those seemingly simple products that most consumers believe are made up of a few blended spices.  As they should be.  But, turn the packet around and read the ingredients list, and you’ll find...
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Send Us Your Protein Supplement Questions

October 16, 2012
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Send Us Your Protein Supplement Questions

Tomorrow we’ll be recording a Cycling 360 podcast on the topic of Protein Supplements for Cyclists, and I want you to let me know any questions you have so we can include it in the show. Our Loving the Bike nutritionist, Kelli, will be joining us on the podcast and sharing her knowledge and...
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

October 4, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

“There’s no way I’m deficient…I get plenty of sunshine.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it many, many times.  And yet, athlete after athlete is found deficient.  If you’ve never had your Vitamin D levels checked, you may be in for a surprise.  And, if you find your motivation and mood wavering and eventually...
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Loving the BITE: Chia For a Long Lasting Energy Source

September 27, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Chia For a Long Lasting Energy Source

It’s a sports nutrition superfood of legends.  It’s a fill-you-up nutrition powerhouse breakfast.   It’s a Chia Seed. And, while it may be small, it works wonders to soak in fluids, gel up, and provide long-lasting energy and volume for foods.  Many athletes use it because they’ve heard the stories of amazing athletes using...
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Loving the BITE: Off-Season Fat Loss Recipes

September 20, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Off-Season Fat Loss Recipes

There’s no better time for a cyclist to shed some pounds than in the off-season.  In fact, while it may seem counter-intuitive, it can be very difficult to lose weight during a long, grueling on-season of cycling, training, and racing (especially if you’re already reasonably fit and just want to lose those last few...
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Loving the BITE: Eggs Are Good

September 13, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Eggs Are Good

Here we go again.  A few weeks ago, you may have read headlines that seemed to confirm it once and for all: Eggs yolks are worse for your heart than cigarettes.  That seems pretty bad.  Especially for a cyclist striving for health and great performance on the bike.  With a headline like this, there must...
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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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