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The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition [Infographic] – From Greatist.com

Here’s a pretty cool infographic about workout nutrition from Greatist.com. It goes through nutrition for pre, post and during workout periods with reasons why each is important and how each type of food fits into things. All in all a pretty nifty guide.

It can be found here.

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Cycling Tips.com – Five Sports Nutrition Myths

This is always an interesting topic for me. So much of what we do as athletes revolves around nutrition and staying hydrated so we’re always trying to figure out how to stay on top of things. This article hits a few of the bigger myths that we all think about. I know I’ve often wondered about the point of electrolytes in every type of food you can want. Definitely worth the read!

Here’s the link: http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/08/five-sports-nutrition-myths/

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Time Saving Tip: Cooling Beverages Faster!

It’s the 4th of July and we’re all getting ready to be outside in the heat. I saw this video on the Upgrade Your Life blog and thought I’d share it. I’ve actually been doing this for quite a while (just ask my wife) because we frequently forget to chill her soda on pizza night. I do it a little different, I put my soda in a saltwater bath then put the whole thing in the freezer, but the concept is the same.

Stay chilly!

Here’s the link: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upgrade-your-life/fastest-way-chill-drink-180054349.html

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Time Saving Meals: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

One of the most time-consuming things we have to do each week revolves around food. Planning, shopping, cooking and eating. Some weeks we just don’t have time and end up buying fast food or other pre-fab meals that are quick and convenient, but not especially healthy. So with that in mind, here are some meals that hopefully will help you make the most of your busy schedule while still being tasty and good for you!

I really like Indian food. It wasn’t always that way, just ask my parents, but as I’ve grown older I’ve really come to love the spices and fragrances and everything. So when I was looking for slow cooker meals to make for dinners and found this Chicken Tikka Masala recipe, I knew we had to try it! The recipe I found actually is a variation from another recipe which is actually a repost from another site. Overall, it tastes great and makes enough food that you might even want to freeze some for later! Continue reading »

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