Don’t start eating Pizza Hut and Taco Bell every night because your training is tapered back, but don’t eat like a bird either. A piss-poor diet does nothing for you unless you’re trying to grow a spare tire or fail at your goal. A lower training stimulus provides more recovery resources to the body, and by resources I mean the awesome nutrition program you’ve been following will boost your recovery. Remember, it’s repair time . It’s essential to provide the body with fuel to complete the repair. Recovery is not just the absence of training. Recovery is the combination of rest, nutrition, and care for your body .