Fitness expert Abel James credits a low-carb, gluten-free Paleo-based diet for his 20-pound weight loss in 40 days and dramatically improved health.
In his bestselling book, The Wild Diet, James reveals how he dropped 20 pounds in 5 weeks, got a rippling six-pack, and eliminated his insomnia, high blood pressure, acne and love handles by adopting a Paleo-style diet.
Abel, who used to run 30 miles a week and subsisted on bland low-fat, low-calorie food, slashed body fat and improved his stamina by exercising less and eating more on his The Wild Diet.
“Once I did the opposite of what my doctors told me, I dramatically improved my health – reversing hypertension, healing my malfunctioning thyroid, and effortlessly shedding 20 pounds in 40 days,” Abel said.
In addition to his bestselling book, James shares his diet, workout and weight loss tips on his website, Fat Burning Man, and popular podcast (see his recent podcast below with bodybuilder Chaz Branham).
Abel James’ success on the Paleo diet is not surprising. The Paleo diet is the most popular diet around today, and has a huge celebrity following, including Megan Fox, Joe Manganiello and Tim McGraw, who credits Paleo for his incredible 40-pound weight loss.
The Paleo diet emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, alcohol, and processed foods. Research suggests the Paleo diet accelerates weight loss, reduces blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer’s.
A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates the Paleo diet is twice as effective as other diets for promoting weight loss and reducing belly fat.
“Clinical trials have shown the Paleo diet is the optimum diet that can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, help with weight loss, reduce acne, promote optimum health and athletic performance,” said Paleo Movement founder Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes and The Paleo Diet Cookbook.