The Gabriel Method
A diet-less program that uncovers your ideal weight.
The call to change your life comes in different voices, some quiet and subtle and some explosive and loud. For Jon Gabriel, author of The Gabriel Method, his call was 9/11. On the day of 9/11, Gabriel topped the scale at 400 pounds. He was scheduled to be on United Airlines flight 93 that was hijacked by terrorists, but fate stepped in and Gabriel, at the last minute, had to change his plans. And then he changed his life.
The Gabriel Method came out of this life-changing situation, which inspired Jon to take control over his health and life and lose 220 pounds.
The Gabriel Method is a diet-less program that taps into your body's own logic to determine how fat or thin you will be at any given time. The way to lose weight is not to struggle or to force yourself to lose weight, but to understand this internal logic and work with it so that your body wants to be thinner.
The Gabriel Method also incorporates Jon's extensive background in biochemistry into this 252-page book, which also comes with a guided imagery CD. It has been highlighted on the television show Entertainment Tonight and it is endorsed by the American Holistic Medicine Association.
- Teaches a holisitic and healthy approach to weight loss
- No calorie-counting or measuring food portions
- Encourages you to overcome the emotional and mental barriers that get in the way of your health
- Recognizes the differences in bodies and how our environments play a role in our health
- Contains a program for long-term weight loss success
- Does not lay out a specific or detailed diet plan
- Holistic approach to weight loss may not appeal to some
- Weight loss is gradual
The Gabriel Method is not a diet that will force you to count calories, measure how much protein you are eating or prohibit you from eating carbs. Rather, Gabriel makes the case that what pushes your body into a state of weight gain is eating food that is devoid of essential nutrients, not sleeping enough, allowing stress to overcome you and being overwhelmed by environmental toxins. All of this creates famine in our bodies. Famine articulates itself as weight gain rather weight loss. In an effort to protect itself, the body clings on to fat and forces you to crave and eat the foods that are void of nutritional value.
Therefore, in order to calibrate your body's metabolism and weight to its ideal set point, The Gabriel Method promotes a style of eating that balances leptin and insulin, two key hormones in weight loss. Eating foods that are whole, minimally processed and fresh are the mainstay of the Gabriel Method. In addition, as you go about your day, you are supposed to continually remind yourself to think of yourself as thin and visualize yourself in your ideal body.EXERCISE
Exercise is gently promoted in the Gabriel Method. You are encouraged to be active and to engage in activities that you enjoy doing.CONCLUSION
The Gabriel Method is a holistic approach to weight loss that was created by a man who once topped the scales at 400 pounds. Jon Gabriel uses his background in biochemistry and his own experience of years of being obese to create a guide that encourages you to in essence treat yourself with more respect from the foods you eat to the thoughts you entertain to how much sleep you receive each night.
The Gabriel Method may not melt off the pounds over night but it will encourage you to gradually and effectively change how you eat and how you live your life.Common Mispellings
Gabreil Method, Gabrial Method, Gabrielle Method, Gabriel Diet