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a carburetor.
to eat large quantities of carbohydrates before a major physical exertion in order to store up energy (usually followed by up):
Some marathon runners carb up on spaghetti the night before a race.
Contemporary Examples

And then there are the effects of carbs on exercise and sport performance and adaptation.
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After their workout I suggest a meal that is high in protein, but no limit on carbs.
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First I cut out all fats, then all carbs, then practically all solid food.
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Used optimally, carbs can enhance your fitness regimen—not derail it!
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Carb Conundrum To be clear, carbs are by themselves neither good nor bad.
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The principle behind this, he adds, is that “carbs are the fire that burn everything completely.”
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Meatheads should plan to cut their carbs and find computer-geek-turned-personal-trainer John Richardson.
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If your goal is to have the best workouts, practice sessions and games, carbs are indispensable.
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Cycling: When it comes to endurance sports, it’s all about carbs.
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From kegels to carbs, Mama Diaz is here to show us how to “feed, move, and care for” our bodies in the right way.
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short for carburettor
short for carbohydrate

see carb.

1942 as an abbreviation of carburetor; c.2000 as short for carbohydrate.


Carbohydrate; food mainly consisting of carbohydrates: can’t live without carbs


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