There are some great articles on T-Nation regarding food intake and recovery. Looking to see what everyone else does for recovery. Do you use a pre-workout drink like Surge or just whey? Speaking about supplements...what do you like to include that specifically caters towards your style of training?
Myself, I like to train with the heaviest weight possible for the desired number of reps. If I am not careful I get into an 'overtraining' state especially if I don;t get enough calories. I get a 20-30gms whey shake before my workout and 10gms BCAA's and creatine. Then another 5gms of creatine and 5-10gms of BCAA's and sometimes a little Endurox R4 if it has been a really tough one - like Thib's "skinny leg cure" workout. I try to get at least 250 gms of protein per day and seem to instinctively cycle carbs - higher on off workout days. I also take some ZMA with BCAA's and a whey shake before sleep at night.
As I said, if I miss a meal or snacks I get run down and see my lifts stagnate in the gym. WOuld love to see how others find or have found the right balance for them.