Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

21
Feb
2013

Top 5 Cycling Tips

We continue our week of Cycling Tips, with this fantastic nutrition tip from Kelli.  Each week Kelli brings you a Loving the BITE recipe, but along with that she provides a wealth of nutritional information for you as well.  On top of it all, she always let’s you know how certain foods, herbs, and spices can benefit your cycling.

See what three things Kelli recommends for on the bike fuel for your ride.

Loving the Bike Cycling Tip #2 – On the Bike Fuel and Nutrition

We wrap up our week of cycling tips tomorrow….be sure to drop back and see what our #1 Loving the Bike Cycling Tip is.

Enjoy Your Ride

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  • Ed

    What? I’ve been reading loving the bite for over a year and just now find out how cute Kelli is.

    • http://twitter.com/fuelright Kelli Jennings

      “Like!” Thanks, Ed. I especially love the grimaces youtube always seems to capture in the still photos that represent the videos. :)

  • Craig

    I don’t have a huge issue with enough fuel on my rides, but it’s always nice to get expert advice from a nutritionist.

    • http://twitter.com/fuelright Kelli Jennings

      Thanks for the comment, Craig. It seems like sometimes the fueling can get complicated with all the choices and advice out there, but I think it’s good to take a step back and focus on the basics: fluids, carbs, lytes. Keep up the good work on your rides!

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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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