carbo loading

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Noun1.carbo 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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Yet, in all of this mass of multinationals, it is easy to find a diverse collection of Chinese gourmet restaurants such as Zhan Suzai which serves dishes using vegetarian ingredients deceptively resembling meat and fish - ideal for carbo loading prior to a marathon.
Carbo loading prior to and during an endurance event helps stave off the depletion of muscle glycogen.
Mittleman will teach seminar attendees why carbo loading is counter-productive, and how the body can be programmed to burn fat instead of sugar.