Our expert says:
This is not a stupid question, but a difficult one to answer. Carbo-loading as such is only used by athletes who are doing strenuous training or participating in very strenuous events (e.g. cycle races, marathons, etc). If you are not a top athlete or sportsman, but are doing a relatively strenuous workout once or more times a week, then you just need to have a low-GI carbo snack 1,5 h before working out (an energy bar, or a rye bread sandwich or a banana with yoghurt, etc). Then while you are exercising you can use an energy drink (Energade, Powerade, EnerG, etc) to top up your carbo levels to fuel your exercise and also hydrate your body. Although you will be ingesting some energy you will be burning more and if you don't have the carbs to fuel your exercise you will probably not be able to sustain the same level of performance.
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