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carbo load

To eat large quantities of carbohydrates, as one would typically do in preparation for running a marathon. "Carbo" is short for "carbohydrate." You better start carbo loading now if you want to make it through the race on Saturday.
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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
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Potatoes, as well as winter squash, corn, and peas, are referred to as "starchy vegetables" because they carry a carbohydrate load similar to that provided by grains.
So one can take a heavier carbohydrate load in the morning.
The body is not likely to give up on that fat easily and the result is weight gain." This carbohydrate load includes fruit juices, and all kinds of high-carb meals including desserts, sweets and cakes.
Researchers studied 33 individuals who were given an acute carbohydrate load in the form of a shake,Health News reported.
These intermediates may be molecules such as insulin (which is produced in response to a carbohydrate load to keep blood sugar under control), insulin-like growth factors, and androgens (other steroids in the body).
"It is important to provide an effective fibre source - such as straw - spread the carbohydrate load through little and often or mixed diet feeding and, of course, ensure the diet is cost-effective.
The greater the carbohydrate load, the more insulin is produced to make this happen.
It has been pointed out that the improvement with high MUFAs diets may not be related to changes in insulin sensitivity but due to a reduction in the carbohydrate load, which T2DM subjects may not be able to handle readily because of severe insulin resistance and 13cell defect (58).
The investigators also hypothesized that delaying the introduction of infant cereals could result in low levels of the nutrients contained in infant cereals at a critical time period of development, thus increasing the risk of IA, or that increased carbohydrate load in infancy can impact the pancreas and the immune system.
The use of rice bran as a product source, instead of as whole brown rice, eliminates a major source of carbohydrate since the endosperm (white rice) is eliminated, reducing total carbohydrate load.
The body's reaction to very low carbohydrate load is a condition called ketosis.
Patients receiving a carbohydrate load are particularly susceptible to thiamin deficiency.
Previous euglycaemic clamp studies found a linear relationship between the insulin infused and carbohydrate load. [10] However, significant differences exist between the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of subcutaneously injected bolus insulin and continuous intravenous insulin infusions.
Both groups recommend diets in which carbohydrates represent 50 to 60 percent of the total calories consumed -- a carbohydrate load that the insulin-resistant person can't utilize effectively, he maintains.
He suggested a finishing diet of 11.8 ME at 11-12% protein with effective fibre and to spread the carbohydrate load with the use of a TMR.
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