The Metabolic Diet is sort of an updated version of the Anabolic Diet. It’s kind of geared towards the general public more than bodybuilders. It’s an ok book, nothing really all that new if you’re already familiar with The Anabolic Diet or have reads my two “Eat Like a Man” articles. It’s been described as a “steak and salad” diet, but involves more than that. In fact, it’s quite a bit like our T-Dawg Diet.
The Metabolic Diet book is much more detailed than the AD book which was only 100 pages long. The MD is almost 500 pages with a lot more charts and menu ideas. There’s more of an emphasis on good fats but the diet still recommends some saturated fats like those in eggs and red meat. There’s also some workout plans in the MD, but they’re pretty basic and geared towards non-bodybuilders. DiPasquale even uses the word “toning”. Yuk.
It’s worth reading if you’re interested in the science behind low carb and high fat diets, but you could probably do the diet by using the info here at T-mag and the low carb articles we’ve written.
As for the number of carb-up days, I prefer 2, Saturday and Sunday, but I’ve helped a lot of people who do better with only one. Some go the other direction and have a moderate carb day on Wednesday and then really “carb out” on the weekends. It’s an individual thing in my observation.