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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The surgical techniques and implants inserted in the operating theatre remain the same, but prior to the operation patients are given carbohydrate loading drinks.
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. Effects on exercise metabolism and cycling performance.
The Australian Institute of Sport recommends one to four days of exercise taper, as carbohydrate loading requires an exercise reduction.

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