Can you really lose fat while enjoying sirloin steak, chicken parmesan, chocolate, and real butter? Absolutely, says Abel James, author of the “The Wild Diet.”
James explains that he came upon this new way of eating and living after he turned his back on the “healthy” low-fat, low-cholesterol diet and “effective” running program recommended by magazines, TV shows, and his doctors.
“They were actually causing me to be fat and sick,” he believes, and explains that once he did the opposite of what his doctors told him, he reversed his hypertension, healed his malfunctioning thyroid, and shed 20 pounds in 40 days.
Today, his ideas and recipes are featured in his book, The Wild Diet. He is also the host of the Fat-Burning Man Show — both of which are designed to help folks improve their relationship with food, activity, and life by circumventing marketing myths, misinformation, and corporate scheming by eating real foods.
The Wild Diet plan is simple, James insists.
While it is based on the the Paleo diet (which advises us to eat the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food). James says it is decidedly less strict.
“It’s not about dogmatism or following arbitrary calculations to “get ripped,” it’s all about teaching you to find your highest potential by combining real food with cutting-edge technology and science. Simply eat plenty of whole and naturally edible foods, and be skeptical of manipulated, processed food products. Foods found in the wild will return the human body to its optimal fat-burning stage and reverse the damage done by decades of poor eating. The answer to vibrant health doesn’t live in a calorie-restricted diet, a magical fat-blasting pill, or a miserable exercise program. The secret is sticking to our roots and knowing where our food comes from.”
James admits that he’s no guru.
“I do not have all the answers. YOU are the expert on you. Through my podcast, books, and coaching, I am dedicated to helping others optimize their health and reach their ultimate potential by being their own guru. After all, experts should help you build behaviors that would eventually put them out of a job.
“But with the collective health of the country (and beyond) falling off a cliff, it is more important than ever the help reverse the obesity and health crisis. As such, I share the principles and system that enabled me to dramatically optimize my life with folks who want to shed unwanted fat and improve their health in a way that is completely honest, fun, and lifelong. If I can do it, so can you.”
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And scroll down for 3 of James 8 Wild Diet tips.
TIP #1: 80% OF FAT LOSS COMES FROM DIET, NOT EXERCISE Many people spend hours on the treadmill hopelessly trying to lose their love handles. But every nutritionist, bodybuilder, and athlete worth his or her salt knows that “six packs are made in the kitchen.” Exercise is great for overall well-being, but if you want to drop fat, the vast majority of your results will come from eating the right foods.
TIP #3: FOCUS ON FOOD QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY The Wild Diet follows this principle: Eat fresh, simple, whole foods from healthy plants and animals and be skeptical of processed food products. By prioritizing foods found in the natural world, rich in fiber and nutrients, your body will burn fat instead of sugar for energy. When you reduce your consumption of processed grains, sugars and other simple carbohydrates in favor of healthy plants and animals, you will be shocked by how quickly you can reverse the damage of decades of poor eating.
TIP #6: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY & EAT WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY
When you are hungry, your body doesn’t necessarily want food, it wants nutrition. If you feed it foods that are nutrient-poor, your brain and body will never really feel totally satisfied. The key is to feed yourself real and fresh whole foods that are high in nutrients and satiate your hunger. On The Wild Diet, you simply eat when you’re hungry. And if you’re not hungry in the morning, you may want to experiment with “Fasting and Feasting.”