It only takes a little rice to deliver a lot of great riding fuel. It's an easy, whole-food, delicious, compact source of carbohydrates. And while rice has had quiet a resurgence among athletes with Dr. Allen Lim's wonderful rice cakes, it's been a favorite of many athletes around the world for years. […]
What do you get when you eat like you're summer-training even when you're not? You've guessed it; most athletes get unwanted pounds. At the heart of the issue is the idea that athletes can, and should, eat a certain way and non-athletes should eat another. I disagree.
I think that […]
I'd love to tell you that I cook up a delicious breakfast for myself and my family each morning. I don't. Grab-n-go is usually my style, since I'm usually packing lunches and backpacks while the rest of the crew eats (and, if I'm lucky, I'm getting ready to head out […]
One of the most frequent questions I receive is "How do I stay lean during the Winter months so I don't have too lose too many pounds when Spring comes around next year?" I'd love to say it's easy. But, the colder weather, Holiday eating, less daylight for training, and […]
Do your days begin to feel a time-squeeze with less daylight hours? Although the number of hours in the day stays the same, less daylight often makes me feel more rushed than ever.
For many people, less time equals less cooking. I know this because it's this aspect of life […]
This week, we've got an oldie but a goodie. For many decades (maybe even centuries?), athletes have been eating potatoes for fuel. At races. On rides. On runs. It's a great choice. While many commercial sports products use maltodextrin as one ingredient in their mix, you can go to the source.
When you eat […]
If you are out on the trail or road most days, you likely believe you get plenty enough sunshine to make plenty enough Vitamin D. I get it. I'm lucky enough to live in a state that boosts more than 300 days a year of sunshine. So, how come so […]
Training Nutrition Thursday: Let's face it. Endurance training can actually cause damage to our bodies. The long hours, over-use, and tough conditions can leave us fatigued, malnourished, and even injured. Here's how to minimize the damage:
5 Ways to Minimize the Damage of Endurance Training
This is the best PB & J you'll ever eat...really. Well, maybe it's not exactly a PB & J, if you want to get technical about it. It's more of a CB & J. Intrigued?
If you like minerals that support good, steady energy levels in your body, real, whole food […]
Turns out, people like cookies. After a lot of excitement and positive feedback with the oatmeal cookie fuel recipe, I thought I'd add one of my favorites to the mix: Peanut Butter "Protein Power" Cookies. This cookie has great long-lasting-fuel ingredients. It can work on the bike, long run, or […]