Underground Bodyopus: Militant Weight Loss & Recomposition [Daniel Duchaine ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Diet Book for People. The Most Insane Diet that I Love! My all-time favorite diet – Body Opus! Weight Loss & Recomposition, was written by Dan Duchaine. So, it has been a few weeks since I ended my six-week Body Opus (diet and exercise) that was written by Dan Duchaine, back in

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Body Opus was the first real diet for people that weren’t overweight. In fact, it is recommended that you not start this diet until you are under 15 percent body fat Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you should be familiar with Dan Duchaine’s Body Opus diet. Dan Duchaine was known as the steroid guru throughout the ‘s until his bodgopus in He was driven to find out the answers to the questions that nobody else could answer. Duchaine applied what he learned to himself and later to other bodybuilders around the country.

Body Opus was the first real diet designed for those people that weren’t overweight. These are average by most books, but compared to what is out there these days, I would almost put these body fat numbers in the above average category. Will these percentages mean that you are lean already?

No, but a low level of body fat is attainable from these starting points. Don’t worry, if you are above these percentages, just get down to them by using an iso-caloric diet, and then you can start the real Body Dief journey.

I know that there are many variations of this diet out there now, but in my opinion, this is where they all started. Mauro Di Pasquale has his Anabolic Dietwhich is similar in many regards, but not quite as specific. I am not saying that any one of these diets or the variations out there are any better or worse, rather, I think it is important that you know why the diet works before you try it.

This way, you will duchxine better able to make adjustments if you hit a plateau. Another problem with these diets is that you can only drop your calories for so long before it doesn’t work any more.

The Bodyopus Diet

The body is a very smart machine. John Berardi says, calorie intake will dictate metabolism. So, that means that even if you drop your calories all the way down to 1, a day, eventually, your metabolism will slow and your fat storing enzymes will be primed and ready to work. Then, you may decide to eat more calories for a few days or go off the diet completely, and what happens is you become fatter than when you started.

So, Duchaine wanted to attack these two problematic areas. How could he get his clients to retain muscle while losing body fat and also keep the metabolism running optimally?

Did you ever wonder where this number came from? Well, according to Duchaine, it was from the medical community and their advice to very overweight patients.


Secondly, that bodyopux came into the bodybuilding world because back in the ‘s and ‘s, bodybuilders would pick a show date and count backwards. This would allow for an 8 to 12 week steroid cycle. These assisted bodybuilders could lose this amount of weight per week and not sacrifice muscle tissue. However, for the unassisted athlete, it doesn’t happen that way.

Di Pasquale reported that when insulin is low, GH is high. Fat is also duchainw precursor to androgen production, meaning a high fat diet may cause testosterone levels to rise. Of course it is literally impossible to get zero carbs in hodyopus diet due to trace amounts found in protein sources, but that is okay. Duchaine recommended keeping carbs below 12 grams a day, including vegetable sources.

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I believe that Duchaine was wrong when giving his vegetable recommendation. It is okay to bldyopus your green, fibrous veggies. These types of vegetables will not raise insulin levels, and because of the fiber contained in them, there hodyopus very few impact carbs ducchaine minus fiber. I find that the veggies will serve two main purposes. They will allow you to feel fuller after a meal, and they will help you move your bowels.

Trust me; this is a big one, unless you want to wind up getting fissures and getting so annoyed with the diet that you give up on it. Hormonal changes of a ketogenic diet reduce circulating levels of insulin and increase glucagon, a hormone that is great at freeing up fat from our fat cells.

It has been found that once the body adapts to a diet such as Body Opus, two of the byproducts of fatty acid oxidation, namely 3-hydroybutyrate and acetoacetate, produce more kilograms of ATP didt grams than glucose does Manninen, Adenosine Triphosphate is the compound that fuels all movement in the human body, including lifting heavy weights to build or maintain muscle.

What this is telling us is that the body can actually generate more ATP on a carbohydrate-restricted diet than it does on a normal amount of carbs. If you couple that with glucagon, your body will start to show dramatic changes in composition.

There is a snag however, if glucagon is chronically raised, it can become catabolic. During the deprivation period, glucagon is raised, and it is glucagon that allows the human body to convert fatty acids into ketones. Ketones will be the preferred fuel source for the brain on VLC diets. Also, when ketone levels are high enough, muscles will use them as fuel rather than glucose or fatty acids.

Once preferred, ketones cause a reduction in muscle catabolism since the body will not prefer glucose. And, ketones cannot be converted back into fat, meaning they must be excreted if unused. Not so with glucose. What’s The Body Opus Diet? So far, we have fat being stripped off the body and a reduction in catabolism. Sounds pretty cool, but there is more! At the end of the week, on Friday evening or Saturday morning, depending on your schedule, you are going to increase carbs and calories.


Your muscles will be hyper sensitive at this time, and you will take advantage of this. Glucose stored in your muscles is called glycogen. Udchaine, as will be achieved in the first part of the Body Opus diet, causes glycogen to be temporarily depleted. It is at this time, when we jam the muscles full of calories and carbs that we will get a very big anabolic response.

Dan Duchaine’s Bodyopus diet

Duchaine says that this is essential to any fat loss diet, as we will further offset muscle loss and possibly build muscle in the process.

I would also recommend that if fat loss slows, first lower the calories during the ketogenic part of the diet and keep the loading calories normal. If you start to lower both amounts, you will eventually run into the metabolic slow down that happens with dieting.

This type of diet is unique in that it kind of gives you something to look forward to, and it tricks your body. I personally have found that the amount of carbs that Duchaine recommends is simply too high, and I begin to smooth out. The numbers above are from personal experience and should be a good guide to help you figure out where to start. If you are doing this for a show, just take notes on what day you look best after the carb and calorie increase.

I finish mine on a Sunday and have been looking best on Wednesday night. Kyle Newell April 18, There are currently many variations on this diet, but the Body Opus diet is the original. This is a cyclical diet which uses a very low carb phase matched with a high carb phase. The Anabolic Diet Review. One of the hottest topics when it comes to obtaining the body of your dreams is which diet is going to work the best to getting you from point A to point B.

One diet that has received quite a bit of positive acclaim is the anabolic diet.

The Best Ever Bodybuilding Diet? This diet did not originate with me of course. However, because of the massive impact it had on my results, I feel compelled to share it with as many people as possible. Learn more right here and give it a try.

The idea duchsine the ketone diet is to get your body into a process called Ketosis where you stop burning carbohydrates as fuel Learn more about how it works, variations, etc Who Was Dan Duchaine?

Daniel “Dan” Duchaine – January 12, was a former American bodybuilder, author, two time convicted felon and philosopher. He died January 12, due to kidney failure caused by hereditary polycystic kidney disease.