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The Wild Diet

Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days
Narrated by: Abel James
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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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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Great

It was great and the information given was well researched . It was a blast listening to this audiobook I finished it in a day . It felt like a conversation between myself and the author .

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Wild diet changed my Life

I have always been a relatively healthy eater, but hearing more about how the food industry works really changed the way me and my fiancée approach what we eat. We now adhere to the Wild diet and are loving every meal! We don't just eat to eat now, we turn ever dinner into a event with great anticipation that we truly enjoy together. This book didn't only change the way we eat, it strengthened our relationship by spending more quality time together.

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Great content, but not good for audio (lists)

I would have loved to read this on paper. As wonderful as listening to Abel may be (seriously the guy has a great voice) it was hard hard to get through all of the lists (suggested foods, for example)

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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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The only 'diet' book I would ever recommend.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. Abel's voice is fluid, pleasant, and very optimistic/positive. It aligns well with his narrative. Content is great, and what I love most - the simplicity. I don't see how anyone could truly argue with his message - use logical sense when making food decisions, eat light through the day, and TREAT yourself to a healthy, sensible meal that is focused on local produce/meat, capped with a healthy dessert; all shared in the comfort of your best friends and family. Since the creation of man - isn't that one of the most important pillars of life?

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wild Diet?

numerous. 1) fast. As a weight lifter and someone dedicated to their physique - including muscle mass - I have avoided fasting for years out of fear of muscle loss. After trying a diet the way Able sets it up, I have found that it is no longer a concern. It's hard to describe, but for me, the mental discipline that comes with fasting is very freeing. 2) As referenced above, the message of simplicity. Rarely does Abel present absolutes - and for those that he does - it comes back to common sense. 3)Slow down. Enjoy food. Enjoy the company you share it with. 4) nothing in this book is earth shattering, and that is the beauty. No potions, pills, or magic formulas. Go to the farmers market, make friends with those that care for your food, use your vote (financially) to show that you care where your food comes from, and eat the way our ancestors did. The end of the book had me self reflecting - did our ancestors prior to technology (as we know it today) really have it that bad? Growing their own food, owning their own land -treating themselves periodically to family traditions and delicacies in the form of sweet treats - with the backbone of their diet revolved around the food from the ground outside and the animals that grazed it.

Any additional comments?

I encourage everyone who has a slight interest in bio-hacking to follow and listen to Abel James. I think he is of tremendous character and has found, in a lot of ways, the key to living life the way it was intended. His podcasts are truly industry leading. Coming from someone who constantly studies the body, nutrition, hypertrophy, etc - I am constantly surprised by how fresh his podcast material is. Keep it Abel!

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Abel just makes sense!

This is a great listen , I have recommended it to many friends and coworkers and I truly believe in the content and direction of the book.. Thanks for the book Abel!

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food companies must hate him

good tips good list. pharmaceutical and food companies must hate Abel James. I don't think this book is a diet plan but an explanation of Health, a reminder of what we should be doing. this book resonates with me very well. confirmation that Jonathan bailor and Shawn Stevenson were right at least for me.

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Great book!

I love this audio book so much, that I'm going to pick up the hard copy. I really enjoy the recipes and a great life changer to kill off old habits.

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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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Life-Changing

Following the common concepts of this book will be life changing. It's been 30 days and my wife and I already feel tons healthier.

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  • John
  • 09-08-15

Eye Opening

Well worth a read, This book will change the way you think about food forever.

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  • Fabiana Giovanetti
  • 07-26-15

An absolute blast

Where does The Wild Diet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of the most entertaining and liberating diet books I've ever read, fun, inspiring and overall insightful. I just felt freed from every dogma and preconception about diet and what I should eat, and accept that being closer to nature and ultimately having a more holistic approach to health it's what does make a difference. From a long time vegan who rediscovered ethical, healthy and wild meat, I cannot recommend it enough!

What does Abel James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I am just soooooo used to Abel's voice from his podcast I highly appreciate him spending the time to record these 6h+ Thanks Abel!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, totally, I actually almost did as I went out for about 4 walks in 3 days - I am pretty sure that contributed to the leaner physique I developed after listening to the book *wink*

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-16

Little new under the sun.

Although you are not going to find a new idea in this book it is a really good distillation of modern thinking on the lower carb, moderate protein, higher fat lifestyle.

The narrator is excellent. Sometimes, American narrators can sound unattractive to my British reader, but not here. The narrator's voice is attractive and engaging. It was one of the things that kept me listening.

Well worth the credit spent.

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  • Mr G LONG
  • 09-08-16

Great Book



Abel has a common sense approach that's easy to follow.

also has a great podcast show "FAT BURNING MAN"

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  • Allan Hviid Jensen
  • 05-18-16

The real thing

Abel is fhe real deal. This approach to nutrition and health works and Abel has a fantastic, credible and likable style. Get this book now and start making healthy and sustainable life choices right away.

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  • daniel
  • 04-18-16

not just a diet book

Great listen, covers lots of topics about healthy lifestyle, simply explains fasting and generally the topics were easy to understand and not too scientific, I found the book to be motivating

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  • Dave Kynaston
  • 07-30-16

A game changer!

Amazing book if you are serious about breaking carb addiction and starting to eat proper food. 7 hours long but little waffle, just packed with facts and actionable advice.
Recommended for anyone serious about improving their health, losing weight and living better.

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  • Mrs D J King
  • 09-12-17

Nothing I haven't heard before

Would you try another book written by Abel James or narrated by Abel James?

Possibly

Would you recommend The Wild Diet to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes if they weren't aware of this way of eating.

What about Abel James’s performance did you like?

It was performed well.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Probably not

Any additional comments?

Just a different slant on the same thing.

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  • MikeyP
  • 04-23-16

Essential reading for current and future health nuts

I've been reviewing my life, and all the influences I've seen over my 43 years. I grew up quite active but always struggled being a bit porky, even when training every day. I was lied to that Low Fat was the way to live. I wasn't told by anyone how critical protein was as well, and we all thought sugar was safer than fat. Wow. This book is a no nonsense truth bomb, that is easy to follow and understand, and based on science! Oh, and it also covers your pet. That's kinda cool to me. Now I just need to work on my psychology of addiction, gain discipline and control to be consistent, then I'll be the one skiing down the mountain at 110. That's my goal. Thanks Abel. I heard of you via Dave Asprey, who is the other guy for me to thank.