Definition of carbo-loaded in US English:



  • (of a food, beverage, or meal) containing a relatively high amount of carbohydrates.

    ‘drink half a bottle of a carbo-loaded drink about 30 minutes before your workout’
    • ‘Then you sit down for a healthy, carbo-loaded breakfast while you listen to an elite athlete offer up training tips and nutritional advice.’
    • ‘As it was, I arrived home from the airport around 7pm, ate some carbo-loaded pasta for dinner and did some quick tidying to make room for our dads to sleep.’
    • ‘Someone has figured out (once again) how to energize a traditional carbo-loaded treat for our appetites to rediscover.’
    • ‘This carbo-loaded entrée can be prepared in advance and kept on hand for a quick and easy meal all week long.’