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Just a quick question that's stumped me of late regards Carbo-Loading for the marathon. I've run two marathon's previously and am gearing up for Paris in April this year.
Not surprisingly, I've loved those three days pre-event when the carbo-loading starts but am looking to get it spot-on this time round. The first time (Edinburgh 2011), I made the beginners mistake of believing it was simply an excuse to stuff my face with bread, pasta, etc for 72 hours.
I was a little more clued up last time (Barcelona last year), and had the 'same-portion-sizes-but-greater-ratio-of-carbs' pretty much sorted. However, I was eating brown rice/bread/pasta as it's drilled into us that brown is the way forward with everything, and a bit of chicken for protein too.
Now, having done a bit of reading up on the subject, the general rules for the stuff you're sticking in your gob appear to be;
* High carb
* Low fat
* Low protein
* Low fibre
So high carb is easy enough, and low/zero fat too. But how, without trawling round Tesco for hours reading the nutritional values of every brand/variety of everything you're after, do you go about finding stuff that's both high carb, low fat, low protein AND low-fibre?!
It's the fibre part that makes it difficult, how often do you see a product described as 'Low Fibre - it WON'T FILL YOU UP'?!?
For example, what would you have in a sandwich?! Don't get me wrong, I love a jam/marmalade white-bread sarnie, but what else can you touch? Meat= protein, cheese= fat, salad= fibre. See what I'm getting at?
Apologies for the long winded nature of the above, and I highly suspect I'm just looking WAY too much into it all and sounding a little over-analytical, but any help would be much appreciated?
Or perhaps a list of any carbo-loading products that tick every box you've discovered?!