Optimum Training Systems THE ANABOLIC DIET by Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale. Although it’s been around longer than BodyOpus, you may not know much about Dr. Mauro DiPasquale’s Anabolic diet. The general public is really clueless. The anabolic diet, created by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale, guarantees just that. The anabolic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet based on alternating.

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Excuse me, but would ya’ mind kickin’ my ass? Recently, a friend asked me what kind of steroids he should take. Now, he’s a cool guy and we’ve been friends since high school, but ya’ know what? I wanted to knock him to the floor and kick his teeth out.

And while he was down there, maybe I would give him a wedgie, just for good measure! Taking too much Tribex again? No, and it’s not because I’m some sort of anti-drug zealot. While I am “natural for now,” I’m keenly interested in steroids. I’m sure that I’ll use them one day, especially now that I’m almost No, I wanted to kick my buddy’s ass because a he seldom even lifts weights and, when he does, he sticks to the “chick section,” i. Now, you tell me — did he really deserve the privilege of chewing his food?

The point is this that there’s a time for steroids but, in my opinion, that time only comes when you have truly maximized your potential and reached your natural genetic limits.

How do you know if you’ve reached these limits? That question could spawn a huge debate, but here’s my personal opinion. Everyone, regardless of body type, should be able to add a good 20 pounds of lean muscle though proper training, diet, and supplementation. I also believe that a person should be over the age of 25 and hit the weights hard for at least five years before considering some sort of ergonomic substance.

Now, I’m no Duchaine, and I know that the above recommendations are debatable, but I’m simply tired of year-old kids asking me about steroids when they don’t even squat or try to eat enough protein first! Hard training is really the easy part.

The Anabolic Diet Review.

Diet pzsquale the “haves” and the “have nots,” and it’s the key to reaching those genetic limits. What kind of diet? Eat like a man! Although it’s been around longer than BodyOpus, you may not know much about Dr.

Mauro DiPasquale’s Anabolic diet. The general public is really clueless.

This is primarily because DiPasquale didn’t design it for them. You see, the good doctor is one of us. He’s not only a gifted physician, he’s a former world champion powerlifter who’s set records in five different weight classes. He’s held top positions in several bodybuilding, powerlifting and athletic organizations and still oasquale over pounds. He’s written several books on steroids and their maurl in sports, but he’s written the book on using food to mimic the apsquale effects of steroids.

This came about partially because the World Bodybuilding Federation now disbanded wanted their athletes to get clean yet maintain their muscle mass and low bodyfat percentages.

DiPasquale refined the Anabolic diet to help them do this. Could the effects of anabolic pasquaoe be reproduced through the manipulation of diet? The answer, DiPasquale decided, anaboljc yes. The Anabolic diet goes against just about every “rule” that you’ve ever heard about nutrition.

DiPasquale’s ideas about putting on muscle and losing fat are the real kick in the teeth when it comes to popular dietary theory. In fact, when some people hear the words “high fat” and “red meat,” they just about choke on their carb drinks.


Just remember, most of the popular diets today, maurro the Zone diet or the Atkins diet, aren’t designed to fit the specific needs of bodybuilders and athletes. While parts of these diets overlap with the Anabolic diet, they’re written primarily for the average couch spud. Also, since women are the ananolic buyers of diet books, I’d guess pasquald dietary guidelines in such books are geared toward them, not a pound male who throws around hundreds of pounds in the gym as a hobby.

This is another reason why the general public hasn’t heard of the Anabolic diet. The cover of my copy depicts the sweaty torso of a pro bodybuilder.

Maybe if it featured a smiling, old fart in a lab coat on the cover eating a carrot and used words like “toned” instead of “ripped” it, too, would top the bestseller list. It’s certainly more sensible than most of the crap that’s out there. Let’s look at the goals of the Pasqule diet, and then we’ll get into the details. According to DiPasquale, the Anabolic diet will:. Hell, it gives me a hard-on! What’s more, the methods used to reach these goals are a lot like the girl at the front desk of your gym — simple and easy.

Here’s a quick and dirty summary of the Anabolic diet:. You’ll get the fat and protein mainly from steak, hamburger, eggs, and fish.

Turkey, chicken, and tuna are all okay, but the password here is red meat. You’ll also eat full-fat cheeses, pepperoni, sausage, and certain nuts. The key is to generally avoid carbohydrates, eating only around 30 grams a day. As for calories, the Anabolic diet has three phases — maintenance or start-up, mass, and cutting. We’ll focus here on the start-up phase, which allows a person to gain some muscle and lose some fat.

During this phase, which lasts about three to four weeks, you keep the macronutrient ratios above and eat calories equivalent to 18 times your bodyweight. In other words, a pound male would consume 3, calories per day.

The start-up phase ends once your body has adjusted — in other words, you can shit without Metamucil and small pieces of plastic explosives — and has gone through the “metabolic shift. Bring on the pizza and beer! Almost anything goes on the weekend. DiPasquale only cautions against taking this carb-loading period overboard and making yourself sick.

The weekend food festival is important for many reasons, but the best thing is that it allows you to go out and be sociable like you normally would on the weekend, instead of sitting back and watching your friends have fun while you scan the pathetic “lite” section of the menu. This has a powerful psychological effect. For one, you know that you’ll get to satisfy any craving you have during the week on the weekend, making it much easier to stick with the diet. If you’re a practicing vegetarian like my friend, pick your atrophied ass up off the floor and continue reading.

There’s some very interesting science and real-world experience to back this eating plan. The theory behind the high-fat weekday eating is simple.

According to DiPasquale, the less fat you eat, the more fat your body will want to store.

You must eat fat to lose fat! He goes on to say that if you do not give your body any dietary fat, it anticipates famine and stores as much fat as possible to insure your “survival.


Now, before you run into the kitchen and start eating lard by the spoonful, realize that the high-fat diet doesn’t allow for a free-for-all binge. The only way to help create this anabolic environment is to limit carb intake to 30 grams per day on weekdays.

This doesn’t put you into ketosis, nor is this a ketogenic diet.

The approach could be best described as a “near-ketosis” diet. Sears believe, DiPasquale says that the high-carbohydrate intake of most Americans is what’s making them fat, not dietary fat itself.

Anabolic Diet Basics: Build Muscle and Lose Fat

When carbs make up the bulk of your diet, you burn glucose as energy. Insulin is secreted to utilize the glucose for energy or store it as glycogen in the liver and muscles. The problem is that the insulin also activates the lipogenic fat-producing enzymes and decreases anaboluc activity of the lipolytic fat-burning enzymes.

In other words, you store more fat and use less of the fat that you already have. In simpleton’s terms, those fat-free carbs will make you fat! This isn’t just theory — DiPasquale backs it up with several clinical studies in his book. Besides “laying on the fat,” excessive carb intake leads to mood swings, drastic drops in energy, and decreases in motivation. Think about it, high-carb meals increase the levels of serotonin in the brain, making you feel lethargic and sleepy.

What else effects serotonin levels? Prozac, the drug of choice for today’s fat housewife! More than anything else, the Anabolic diet teaches you how food can act as a drug on the body and, what’s better, how to manipulate that “drug” to build muscle and lose fat. The weekend carb party is backed by science, too. The body is “shocked” by the sudden intake of carbs dlet responds by stuffing the muscles with glycogen ahabolic driving amino acids into the muscle cells. You may feel a little tired because of all the carbs but, on Monday, you’ll experience the best pump of your life in the gym.

Later in the week, you’ll switch back to a fat-burning metabolism to maximize your gains. You won’t gain much — if any — fat from the dj splurge once your body goes through the metabolic shift during your first week on the diet. DiPasquale says that, when bodybuilders bulk up and then go on a cutting program using the high-carb method, they tend to gain muscle in the mass phase only to lose it while dieting.

The result is that, year after year, they tend to have about the same amount of lean muscle tissue. In essence, they’re running in place. Using the high-fat approach, he states that he’s seen bodybuilders gain 25 pounds in two years with a marked increase in definition. Note, he refers to competing bodybuilders who may go on several cutting programs a year. What’s going to happen? You’ll lose fat, build muscle, and feel better doing it. With any revolutionary concept like the Anabolic diet, there’s bound to be questions and concerns.

DiPasquale covers these in his book, but we’ll hit a few of the more common “buts” here:.