It looks like the calorie counts are extremely over the top. One of the 30 minute Inferno workouts supposedly burns about 550 calories for my 190 lb body. Generally, that would be about 5 miles of running for me. I'd love to know more about how they're calculated as I use a separate calorie counting tool and putting in 550 burned is definitely too many I think (I've just been halfing it).
I joined the Cut the Caffeine challenge.
I think the most important thing is recovery from your workout. You have to do your workout when you have the time to eat something for recovery without it completely messing up your day. For some people, at night works best. For others, its the morning. Personally, I tend to do my best work after work (around 5 PM). I get to de-stress from my day, eat something in recovery, and still have a good dinner.
Personally, I had this after running quite a bit. I found that my electrolytes were getting out of whack based on how much I was drinking. I don't like to drink a lot of Gatorade (or similar drinks) so I have two suggestions:
- Bananas: someone already mentioned this but they've helped quite a bit
- Nuun tablets: there are several different flavors that don't add any significant calories but have a bunch of electrolytes. I use them after running and it keeps the cramps (or the late night ones) away. Hammer Nutrition also makes some but Nuun are available at REI for example.