Kelly (66 kg) is a 48-year-old race walker who participates in


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Kelly (66 kg) is a 48-year-old race walker who participates in half marathons. She walks 5–6 days per week at a moderate to high intensity. Kelly makes an appointment with you to determine how much carbohydrate she should be consuming daily to keep her glycogen levels as high as possible. She is also interested in knowing how to properly “carbohydrate load” the week before a race. Please explain to Kelly (a) How many grams of carbohydrate per day she needs. (2pt) (b) Define carbohydrate loading explaining why this strategy is used by athletes and how it impact the body. (6pts) (c) What percent of her total calories do you recommend come from carbohydrate intake while carbohydrate loading in the days leading up to the race. (2pt)

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