DIET and NUTRITION
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 is gently promoted in the Gabriel Method. You are encouraged to be active and to engage in activities that you enjoy doing.
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.