The only non-fruit carbs I have is my meal after working out (not my post workout drink) which includes like half a sweet potato. I've noticed that my strength still increases, but I do seem flat. When I decide to carb load on a day, usually Leg workout day, I'll fill solid the next day. Once all that depletes, I'll feel/look flat again. By flat, I mean muscle-wise.
So, I'm not sure exactly what benefits comes from carb loading, but give it a shot and see what it does for YOUR BODY.
Locavore (locally grown foods when possible)
Training consists of Muay Thai, BJJ, weight training, and mountain biking
Would like to be in good shape by my 36th Birthday (07-07-2013)