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Ask Levi: What Should I Eat Before and After a Workout?

Eating before and after a workout to feel great and prevent a bonk can be hard to figure out and usually takes trial and error. Here are some tips for fueling your bike rides and workouts…

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Ask Levi: What and How Much Should I Eat and Drink for Training Rides and Races?

What and when to eat if you are bonking during 90-minute spinning classes as part of your offseason training for bike racing…

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Ask Levi: Is It Normal To Be Starving After a Ride?

A guide to what and when to eat before and during a bike race so that you can finish strong and not be starving. Then you can perform better in your next ride. Here’s how…

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What to Eat During a Big Ride or Race

Wondering what to eat during a bike ride or race? Here is a complete guide to what to eat for each type of bike ride or race, based on intensity and duration. Covers energy bars, gels, sports drinks, and real food…

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Ask Levi: What to Eat for My Cross Race?

What you should eat before a short, intense bike race such as cyclo-cross (CX) or possibly a short criterium or short track MTB race for that matter. Continue on for my pre-race nutrition advice…

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What to Eat Pre- and Post-Ride (or Race)

Here is a guide to what to eat before and after a bike ride or race, along with example foods that you should eat. Also tells you what foods not to eat…

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Ask Levi: Are Recovery Drinks Worth It?

In recent years, there has been a lot of marketing centering around recovery drinks with the correct ratio of carbs and protein. Let’s see what all the hype is about…

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How to Eat Healthy on an Amateur Athlete’s Budget

Healthy food is not cheap. Natural, organic foods and premium supplements add up quickly! Here are 10 tips to have you eating healthy without breaking the bank…

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Ask Levi: Is Maca Root Banned In Pro Cycling?

With all the talk of rider suspensions and positive tests for banned substances, it is no surprise that recreational cyclists are wondering if their supplements, such as Maca root, are considered banned substances…

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Ask Levi: What Sports Drink For 3 Hour Rides?

When you really get into cycling and long endurance rides, picking out a good sports drink can be a long process. Here are my thoughts on some sports drinks…

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Ask Levi: Does Cooking Diminish All Health Benefits?

While it is a good idea to eat your fruits and vegetables and other health foods, is that enough? Sometimes you may need to eat raw foods because cooking will diminish health benefits. Here is what I think…

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Ask Levi: What Kind of Diet Would I Need if I Want 6 Pack Abs?

I think just about everyone wants six pack abs. Here is my answer to a question about the right diet for achieving low body fat and the resulting six pack abs…

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Ask Levi: How Do I Calculate Complex Carbs?

Ever wonder how many complex carbs are in your food? Here is how to figure out complex carbs and determine if a food is healthy and full of good energy sources…

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New Study Says High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn’t Bad For You

For every scientific study showing one thing, there is at least one other study showing the opposite result. Considering the onslaught of studies showing how harmful high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be, it was only a matter of time before there was a study showing that HFCS is no worse than any other sweetener.

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Ask Levi: Fitting Good Nutrition and Exercise Into a Busy Schedule

Here comes the age old question about getting in shape and losing weight when you have a busy schedule. This calls for tips and advice to fit in workouts and eat healthy even if you are short on time. Here are my tips…

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