carbohydrate loading


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carbohydrate loading

n.
A dietary practice often adopted by endurance athletes, such as marathon runners, prior to competition that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscle tissue through the consumption of extra quantities of high-starch foods.
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Noun1.carbohydrate loading - a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles; "carbo loading is used by endurance athletes just before competing"
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
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Pre-operatively, all patients in group B were counselled about modified ERAS protocol (Figure), fasting of less than 6 hours, fluid and carbohydrate loading with Glaxose-D (glucose juice) 6 hours before surgery and antibiotic prophylaxis.
High-fat versus habitual diet prior to carbohydrate loading.
To help overcome this many athletes use carbohydrate loading as a way to increase glycogen stores.
Recommendations for preoperative carbohydrate loading have therefore been based around this amount and include 100 g carbohydrate on the evening prior to surgery and a further 50 g 2 hours prior to induction of anaesthesia.
Nedley said that in general, these athletes engage in a practice known as carbohydrate loading.
Asked how he gets himself so fit and has all those big muscles, he started telling them all about 'training loading phases, hypertrophy, carbohydrate loading etc, etc, etc'.
9,10] The key principles of the ERAS protocol include pre-operative counselling, preoperative nutrition, avoidance of perioperative fasting and carbohydrate loading up to 2 hours preoperatively, standardized anesthetic and analgesic regimens (epidural and non-opiod analgesia) and early mobilization (Fig.

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