I picked up this tip from both CT and Prisoner - eat the majority of your calories after training.
Yes, I realize CT is now doing the whole “have as many calories as possible peri-workout” but I’m talking about solid food meals here. In fact, here’s a quote from Prisoner’s blog (I hope he doesn’t mind me doing this and if so, i’ll remove it)
"What I do is consume 1 meal every 3 hours for the first 12 hours throughout the day at maintainance - i.e. enough protein, fat, and carbohydrates to maintain me and fuel my body but not enough to cause fat retention - keeping the metabolism up and staying hungry. This reduces or even negates my need to do cardio completely which is muscle robbing.
The last 4 meals of my day are consumed in a span of 3 hours, and can equal my caloric/ protein intake of the first four meals. The first 4 are low glycemic carbs the post workout meal is fast absorbing protein, and carbs mixed with medium absorbing same, and then the sencond third and fourth of the second buch of meals post workout slowly become less energy, and longer absorbing protein - i.e. the last meal being calcium cassinate based.
The goal is to get most of the goodies into the system when the body is most receptive to recieving them, and then slow release everything else throughout the day, which keeps the body more sensitive - the metabolism higher.
I will include a one or two higher carb days through out the week in the spirit of the carb cycling approach, and to keep my sanity, however when you think of it, more liberal eating can be done during the post workout window."
I’ve don’t do this to the extent that he does, but I do something quite similar.