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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Whether you're carb-loading or in need of a sugar rush, there's an abundance of cafes and restaurants to choose from.
With a carb-loading dinner earlier this month at Portillos, Rudy strove to meet her Team NEF fundraising goal of $250 for the event, which comes during the foundations 25th year.
So instead of carb-loading before a big race, consider binging on beets.
WHETHER it's warming up with stodgy comfort food, or carb-loading for extra winter fuel, it's not unusual for appetites to increase at this time of year.
It's also time to get carb-loading, aka bulk-buying Jelly Babies, as The Great North Run returns this weekend.
If there's one thing runners love as much as carb-loading, it's analyzing their form.
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).
When she cuts the cake at her baby shower (or random carb-loading party), she and her partner and everybody else learn the gender of her spawn-to-be.