carb-loading

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.
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The next morning we started to really appreciate our surroundings over a carb-loading buffet breakfast overlooking the coast.
THIS marathon doesn't require Lycra, training or carb-loading - unless you want to - but does need a camera and a lot of imagination.
Swimmers were delighted to be able to relax after training with a coffee and croissant while the carb-loading party was more luxurious than many imagined possible.
KELLOGG'S and your make-up bag may not seem the most obvious pairing, but having seen these irresistibly kitsch goodies we're all for carb-loading the beauty cabinet.
Kellogg's + beauty may not seem the most obvious pairing, but having seen these irresistibly kitsch goodies we're all for carb-loading the beauty cabinet.
We were carb-loading for the next day's biking, something Tommy's daughter took very seriously, even to the point of eating butter straight from the dish.
A carb-loading buffet, overlooking the race finish line, was planned for last night at the Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant in Shrewsbury.
The only other exceptions were trips to the kitchen for hardcore carb-loading (target foods: Tunnock's Snowballs, Omega 3-rich Scampi Fries) and sources of rehydration (water, Tizer or Heinz tomato soup).
Because we'll be staying at Nanny Thelma's in Mudeford (he's running in nearby Swanage), I thought it would make sense to cook Mark a carb-loading dish from his youth.
Shouldn't I be carb-loading, or stretching, or lighting up a cigar to warm up for this thing that starts in about an hour and a half?
Five Top Experts Give Practical Advice on Everything from Carb-Loading to Electrolyte Intake
SO it's a week to go and too late for anything other than carb-loading and silent prayers.