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Wild Diet, The : Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days Hardcover – 4 Jun 2015
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Advance Praise for The Wild Diet"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 The Wild Diet flies in the face of the outdated advice touted by health and wellness "experts," and gives you real-life strategies to lose fat and get fit as quickly as possible.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 bestselling 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, 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 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 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 goals--a key factor in your ability to make lasting changes. Abel's 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 Diet's 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 isn't your typical diet book. Abel doesn't 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 inevitable--and this is one dogma that easily adapt to your body's 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 Abel's 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
About the Author
Abel James lives in Austin, Texas.
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Beyond that he writes with enthusiasm, which I guess is essential for somebody who needs to self-promote and sell product, but he does come across as sincere. He even has before and after pictures; him as a tubster and him as a fit guy. So the credentials are there. Losing a lot of weight is one thing, keeping it off and living the lifestyle is quite another and he has clearly managed it.
In addition - and mercifully - the diet itself is sourceable and edible. Not long ago I bought 'I Quit Sugar' by Sarah Wilson. She looks superb on a sugar free diet and I believe everything that she says, but every recipe contains things that I had never heard of. Nevertheless, I went out and gathered in ingredients for one of her 'delicious' sugar free deserts and guess what? It was terrible. Not just bland, but awful. Maybe I erred in the preparation?
Anyway, the point that I am trying to make is that The Wild Diet is way more mainstream, non-faddy and attainable.
The layout of the recipes is easy to follow and not over complicated. Elsewhere another reviewer has noted the recipes would benefit from lots of coloured pictures and I agree, but you can live without them.
I was teetering between a four and a five for this review, mainly because the recipes do lack a little in the presentation department, but given that this book appears full of useful, accurate information as opposed to dull, repetitive, fad-ridden, secondhand dross that I have come across elsewhere he gets my vote.
He deserves the extra star, anyway, for being one of the very, very few who can honestly say that changing his diet changed his life. You only have to look at his pictures to see that.