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carb-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). An abbreviated form of the term "carbohydrate loading." While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still swear that carb-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.

carb-load

To consume large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still carb-load before every big race.

carb

(kɑrb)
n. an engine carburetor. This can needs a new carb.

carb(o)s

(ˈkɑrb(o)z)
n. carbohydrates. (Bodybuilding and dieting. Carbs is displacing carbos.) You need more protein and less carbs.
See also: carbo

carbs

verb
See carbos
See also: carb
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