Eating Weeds, Cycling Carbs and Intermittent Fasting with Abel James – #012

Abel James was raised by a natural health practitioner mother, who taught him the connection between real food and his body.  As Abel grew up and went out into the real world, he had the same issues everyone else had.  He worked a stressful job and didn’t have time to focus on his diet or exercise.  He began to have problems with his blood pressure and he felt terrible.

In his early 20’s, he went through the terrible experience of having his apartment destroyed by fire.  He lost everything he had, but he gained valuable perspective.  He realized that he could control very little of the circumstances in his life.  This made him realize the one thing he can control is his diet, which can have a positive impact on his health.  So, he dove into health head first and got serious about his nutrition and exercise.


In this conversation with Abel, we talk about:

  • Eating weeds and how they can be a viable part of a natural diet
  • Cycling carbs – what it actually means, but also how he practices it
  • Intermittent fasting – what it does for your body and how he incorporates it into his life.

In this episode, you can discover:

  • What tools Abel recommends as a guide to foraging
  • Why a “high carb day” is an oxymoron
  • How Carb Cycling can affect your body
  • Why Abel doesn’t eat the most important meal of the day
  • Why compressing the eating window can lead to weight loss
  • What important ingredient will minimize the glucose impact of starchy carbs
  • Why wheat, especially whole grains, are completely overrated.
  • Why willpower alone is not the basis for a great diet
  • A typical meal for Abel James

You can find Abel James at his home on the internet

Get one of Abel’s books:

The Wild Diet                                                 

Cave Man Feast


You can also sign up for Abel’s coaching programs and listen to his podcast at


Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?

HOW have those changes affected your health?

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?

WHO do you want to hear from?  Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for

I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!

  • My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy.
  • Summary of Pearls shared on the show
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