Cycling - or any physical/athletic activity - is a lot more than just about moving your body. It's just much about what goes into your body to fuel that activity - and promote your best quality of life.
Last post showed how to make killer flavorful fresh lemonade using either the traditional amount of sugar, 2 tablespoons of sugar with 2 ounces of lemon juice, or with less sugar using a mixture of 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/3 teaspoon stevia (plant derived sweetener) for that same 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Why the sugar-reduced version?
As I've mentioned before, until 5 to 6 years ago I thought using as much sugar as I wanted was fine as long as I kept my weight down and stayed in good shape - not always easy. I'd have sugar in cereal, put it in my fruit pancakes, pour 2 tablespoons in every cup of coffee I drank, and much more - until I saw a stop-me-in-my-tracks video - and read the suggested book in that video.
The video (nearly 8 million views - for good reason!), which you can see by clicking the title here or picture above - Sugar: The Bitter Truth, by UCSF Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig. The book - Pure, White and Deadly, by Dr. John Yudkin.
Both the video and book had an immediate, profoundly positive effect on me. I cut back to almost no added sugar in everything I ate, which, admittedly was a struggle for the first month or so. Now I use sugar only in very limited, conscious doses, and I feel better for it physically and mentally.
I very much wish the same for you!