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carbo-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food(s), 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 carbo-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.

carbo-load

To consume large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food(s), 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 carbo-load before every big race.

carbo load

Consume a large amount of carbohydrate food, as in Karen began carbo loading three days before the road race. This term, a clipping of "carbohydrate loading," originated among marathon runners, who were advised to build up their strength before a race by eating quantities of foods like spaghetti. [1970s]
See also: carbo, load

carb(o)s

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