The Gabriel Method

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

Jon Gabriel struggled with obesity for many years and although he tried numerous different weight loss methods he was still unable to lose weight. Gabriel followed a wide variety of dietary approaches including Atkins and low fat diets. He consulted with naturopaths, acupuncturists and personal trainers but none of these systems worked for him.

Finally he was able to succeed when he learned about the deep underlying reasons why he was having difficulty losing weight. Gabriel lost 225 pounds when he gave up dieting for good and addressed the areas of his life that were a source of mental and emotional stress.

Through his studies of biochemistry Gabriel learned that the body has an internal logic that determines how much you will weigh at any given time. He says that the secret is not to fight against this logic but to work with it.

When your body wants to be thinner weight loss becomes easy. You will crave healthier foods, eat less and your metabolism will speed up. Gabriel says that by using his method you can learn to transform yourself into a naturally thin person who can eat whatever they want and still be fit and healthy.

The Gabriel Diet Basics

the-gabgriel-methodOne of the major principles of Gabriel’s plan is that you should stop crash dieting and start eating what you want when you want it. Gabriel explains that the body interprets dieting as a famine so in order to protect itself it slows down the metabolism.

He also tells dieters that the body perceives chronic stress of any kind in the same way as dieting or starvation as something that is threatening its survival.

Gabriel introduces dieters to the concept that mental or emotional starvation may potentially hinder weight loss by sending a similar message to the body. As such he encourages dieters to find their true purpose in life by listening to their heart and pursuing the activities that provide a sense of fulfillment.

An important part of the program is the use of visualization techniques and learning to effectively manage stress. Dieters are provided with practical tools that will help to eliminate emotional blockages and nurture a positive outlook so as to properly deal with the obstacles to successful weight loss.

Although there is no strict eating plan Gabriel emphasizes that it is important to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. He says that most overweight people are actually undernourished because the foods they are eating are not high in vitamins and minerals.

Gabriel is a strong advocate of raw foods and he states that they contain a life force energy that is an important aspect of nourishing the body. He advises dieters to include raw food, protein, and omega 3 in every meal because these factors help to stabilize blood sugar levels and optimize nutritional balance.

Recommended Foods

Ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, salmon, sardines, mackerel, organic grass fed beef and dairy products, omega 3 enriched eggs, organic free range chicken, whey protein, raw nuts and seeds, salads, fruit.

Sample Diet Plan

Breakfast

Omega 3 eggs
Fresh tomato and spinach

Morning Snack

Fresh peach

Lunch

Lasagna with green salad

Afternoon Snack

Apple and raw almonds

Dinner

Grilled salmon
Large mixed salad

Evening Snack

Fresh papaya

Look for other healthy recipes here.

Exercise Recommendations

Exercise is recommended not only because it burns calories but also because if done correctly it makes your body want to be thin.

Gabriel encourages dieters to perform interval training where periods of sprinting are alternated with walking. He says that this mimics what would happen in nature if a wild animal were chasing us and it makes our body want to be thin because it would increase our chance of survival in these circumstances.

Costs and Expenses

The Gabriel Method retails at $15.

Alternatively if you purchase the book from Gabriel’s website you receive a hard copy of the book in the mail plus 11 hours of digital downloads including a visualization CD for $39.95.

Pros

  • May help to break the cycle of yo-yo dieting.
  • Concentrated on long-term results rather than a quick fix.
  • Encourages the intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Strongly addresses psychological issues that may affect weight management.
  • Encourages exercise.
  • Free recipes are provided on the author’s website.

Cons

  • Will not appeal to dieters who prefer a more structured diet plan.
  • Results may be very slow.

Conclusions

The Gabriel Method is a well-rounded approach to weight loss that gets to the core issues of why many dieters have difficulty losing weight. It will appeal to dieters who have tried many different weight loss approaches without achieving long-term results especially where psychological factors are suspected to be an important factor.

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 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: October 25, 2011. Disclaimer
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