❓Carb loading is simply a nutritional strategy to increase the glycogen stored in your body above its normal amount.

🥔 This typically involves several days of eating more carbs than usual while also decreasing exercise to reduce the amount of carbs you are using.

✅ Research has shown that carb loading may reduce fatigue and improve performance by 2–3% for exercise lasting more than 90 minutes.

🥖 So how much carbs? Experts often recommend a range of 3.6–4.5 grams per pound (8–10 grams per kg).

💡When you carb load, choose familiar foods that are high-carb and low-fat. You may also need to limit your fiber intake.

⏱ A typical program lasts one to six days before an athletic event or competition.