The creator of The Fat-Burning Man Show shares his revolutionary Paleo-inspired weight-loss program
Every month, half a million visitors download The Fat-Burning Man Show, eager to learn the secret of Abel Jamess incredible weight-loss success. Growing up on a defunct farm in the backwoods of New Hampshire, Abel had easy access to a host of natural foods that a backyard garden could provide: eggs, fresh produce, and real butter. But as he got older, he started eating a "modern diet" of processed foods, and by his early twenties, Abel found himself with high blood pressure, insomnia, acne, digestive problems, and love handles. Following the typical dieting advice of "eat less, exercise more," and despite running thirty miles a week and nibbling tasteless, low-fat, low-calorie food, his health only worsened as his waistline expanded.
In an effort to gain control of his health, Abel dug deep into nutrition research and discovered that everything hed been told about low-calorie eating was wrong. He realized that our bodies are wired to eat luxuriouslyand burn fatas long as were eating real, natural foods that are grown on a farm and not in a factory. Incredibly, after just a few days of eating a Paleo-inspired diet of the most delicious "wild" foods that were rich in fat and fiber, Abels health problems began to disappear. And after forty daysand radically cutting back his exercise routinehe had lost twenty pounds.
The Wild Diet is the book Abels hundreds of thousands of fans have been clamoring for. At a time when our collective health is failing, Abel sounds a clarion call to announce that good health doesnt live in a pill, exercise program, or soul-crushing diet. The secret is simply getting back to our wild roots and eating the way we have for centuries.
From the Hardcover edition.
Abel James lives in Austin, Texas.
Advance Praise for The Wild Diet:
"A word of caution: Everything you think you know about diet and exercise is probably wrong. Its time to change your relationship to fat, whole grains, sugar, the pizza delivery guy, and even your treadmill. The Wild Diet flies in the face of the outdated advice touted by health and wellness "experts," and gives you real-life strategies to lose fat and get fit as quickly as possible. In a sea of marketing hype, Abel James is a powerful and authentic voice that speaks the truth."
-Jonathan Bailor, New York Times bestselling author of The Calorie Myth
"If youve been yo-yo dieting and surviving on prepackaged 'health foods' with little or no results, you owe it to yourself to read The Wild Diet. Abel James shows you how to optimize your workout, diet, and habits to take your health back into your own hands. Abel rocks a chiseled 6 pack and makes it look easy. As the owner of a 1-pack, I marvel at his lean body mass!"
-Sara Gottfried, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure
"In The Wild Diet, Abel shatters conventional wisdom and gives us the truth about what it takes to be lean and healthy without obsessing about what we eat. There's a reason Abels Fat Burning Man show has become #1 in 8 countries and I have no doubt that The Wild Diet will be just as well received. Abels message is simple, pragmatic, and can get you lasting results in less time and with less effort than youd probably expect.
-Yuri Elkaim, New York Times bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet
"The Wild Diet stands out as a flexible, enjoyable approach to weight loss that you can easily cater to your individual needs and goalsa key factor in your ability to make lasting changes. Abels research and personal health-hacking have culminated in a simple, comprehensive program that works for just about everyone."
-Chris Kresser, M.S., Lac, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure
"Food is medicine, and The Wild Diets menu is one of the most nutritionally-dense 'medicine cabinets' out there. Abel has done his research, and his book shows you how to apply it to your life in a very realistic way. This book will change the way you look at food and exercise. More importantly, this book can help you take control of your life."
-Terry Wahls, M.D., author of The Wahls Protocol
"Abel James walks his talk. He gives the health movement a personal voice that is fresh, approachable, and knowledgeable. In his book, The Wild Diet, Abel shares his own journey losing 20 pounds in 40 days and shows you how to do the same. By focusing on not just what you eat, but how you eat it, Abel gives a unique perspective on how to think about our diet. "
-Alan Christianson, NMD, author of The Adrenal Reset Diet
"This isnt your typical diet book. Abel doesnt tell you to stop loving food, to give up chocolate, or to completely slash entire food groups. Instead, The Wild Diet shows you how to lose fat while satisfying your personal cravings. (Yeah, there are some yummy recipes in there-- even desserts!) This is so important because, like everything else in life, change is inevitableand this is one dogma that easily adapt to your bodys needs."
-Alexandra Jamieson, Health coach, chef, and author of Women, Food & Desire
"When I found myself overweight and struggling with my health despite doing my best to follow all the current dietary dogma of the day, I started seeking some alternatives. Somehow I landed on a podcast called "The Fat Burning Man Show." The host, Abel James, was telling his story and it sounded like he had peaked at my diary. Everything he spoke about resonated with me. I began incorporating the principals of The Wild Diet into my own life and fifty pounds later, I'm a different man.
When I reached out to Abel to say "thanks for the great info" I got more than just "you're welcome." I made a new friend. I can tell you that Abel is the real deal. He lives The Wild Diet. The Wild Diet isn't the latest fad diet book designed to line the author's pockets only to regurgitate the same old, tired eat less and exercise more mantra. It's a comprehensive, no nonsense guide to healthy living. It's packed full of common sense that our grandparents or great-grandparents knew but somehow we've forgotten. Abel has re-discovered these truths and he shares them all right here in this book… plus more. "
- Denny Hemingson, award-winning Musical Director of the Tim McGraw Band
"Abel James gives actionable steps to reverse obesity, disease, and low-energy problems by healing the body with delicious food and quick, effective workouts. Speaking as a busy mom, these recipes not only taste great, but can help the whole family get fit as a fiddle!"
- Katie Wellness Mama, author of Wellness Mama Cookbook
"The Wild Diet is full of proven lifestyle hacks that will help return your body to the fat-burning, muscle-building organism it was meant to be. This book is a great read for anyone at any level including tasty fat-burning recipes, real life stories, and the cutting-edge science behind Abels simple diet and workout techniques. If you want to run at peak performance, read this book!"
-Dave Asprey, founder and CEO of The Bulletproof Executive and author of The Bulletproof Diet
From the Hardcover edition.