If you are going to carb-load I would use sweet potatoes, white potatoes, rice, rice pasta and possibly quinoa as oppsed to bread and normal pasta.
I play lacrosse and I used to carb-load before games. Since going Primal I don't do that anymore, I just eat a 20oz rib-eye about 3 hours before a game (with some broccoli or other vegetable) and have no problems. But, I use fat efficiently and carbs just usually make me tired now. It's amazing what your body can do once you get it running right.
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