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  • The Wild Diet

  • Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
  • By: Abel James
  • Narrated by: Abel James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (793 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

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 James’s incredible weight-loss success. Growing up on a defunct farm in the backwoods of New Hampshire, James 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, James 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, James dug deep into nutrition research and discovered that everything he’d been told about low-calorie eating was wrong. He realized that our bodies are wired to eat luxuriously—and burn fat—as long as we’re eating real, natural foods that are grown on a farm and not in a factory. Incredibly, after just a few days of eating the most delicious "wild" foods that were rich in fat and fiber, James’s health problems began to disappear. And after forty days—and radically cutting back his exercise routine—he had lost twenty pounds.

The Wild Diet is the book James’s hundreds of thousands of fans have been clamoring for. At a time when our collective health is failing, James sounds a clarion call to announce that good health doesn’t 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.

Includes a bonus PDF of meals and recipes from the book.

A leading voice in new media, Abel James is a bestselling author, musician, and talk show host. As the #1 most popular health podcast in 8+ countries, Abel's award-winning show, Fat-Burning Man, has helped millions reclaim their health with real food, cutting-edge science, and primal workouts. When his cooking app, Caveman Feast, bested The Food Network, Nickelodeon, and even Angry Birds with more than 1,000 5-star reviews in the 24 hours, Abel became the first independent publisher ever to hold Apple's #1 food app and #1 podcast at the same time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Abel James (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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"A word of caution: Everything you think you know about diet and exercise is probably wrong. It’s 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 best-selling author of The Calorie Myth)

"If you’ve 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, MD, New York Times best-selling 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 Abel’s 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. Abel’s message is simple, pragmatic, and can get you lasting results in less time and with less effort than you’d probably expect." (Yuri Elkaim, New York Times best-selling author of The All-Day Energy Diet)

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Great narrator

Loved the book. Abel James is a great narrator. He wrote this book in a way that anyone can understand.

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Makes so much sense

Abel James is a good writer, and a good presenter. This book is funny and informative. He let's us know about his personal life, while also sharing info on health and diet. This is a great book.

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This is a great book.

A well written book. I learned a lot from this book. Paleo is the way.

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Loved it

Great book. it has great recopies and is very interesting. I have listened twice and love it.

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This book helped shape my workout and diet plan. it convinced me to change my lifestyle.

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Life changer! Really!!

This book encompasses so many lifestyle changing nuggets that it is impossible to ignore the advice given. The Wild Diet is presented so artfully by the author Abel James. I listened to a few of his (also wonderful & intriguing) podcasts & decided to purchase the audiobook. It is the best audiobook that I have ever listened to (& I have listened to very many)! I am recommending it to so many people & I am purchasing a dozen of the hard copy books for gifts for friends. Thank you Abel, keep doing what you are doing & don't change a thing! You & your wife are truly inspiring! It's refreshing to see that the world still has people like you! :)

-Erin from Connecticut

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Sums up the knowledge of the Fat-burning Man Podcast and creates an easily digestible guide to the new frontier of health

Abel touches on nearly everything you need to know for a healthy life way. He even gives you guidance on the family dog and your children. This may be the best source for everyone looking for nutritional change. It's simple, straight forward, and succinctly written. It would take ten books to garner what he has put together here; from bio-hacks to standing desks he covers the gamut. Thank you.

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