The pile of recent dieting books is growing faster than the average American's waistline. From the well-known programs that deprive and restrict to ones that rely on juice alone, it seems that everybody has an answer to the growing problem of obesity.
When Jon Gabriel's life took an unexpected turn, he suddenly was awakened to the marvelous gift that he had been given - the opportunity to live - and was disgusted at how he had treated his body. At over four hundred pounds, walking, sleeping, and working was a struggle against gravity, and his life was a constant battle between emotional and physical satiation. He was slowly killing himself with food.Like the estimated 58 percent of Americans, and rising numbers in other countries, Jon was trapped in what he came to call the FAT - Famine and Temperature - trap. By studying biochemistry, Gabriel learned that your body has an internal logic that determines 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. When your body wants to be thinner, weight loss is inevitable and becomes automatic and effortless. You simply crave less food, you crave healthier foods, your metabolism speeds up and you become very efficient at burning fat, just like a naturally thin person. And that's the real transformation - to transform yourself into a naturally thin person, so that you can eat whatever you want whenever you want and still be thin, fit, and vibrantly healthy.
After listening to The Gabriel Method, you will learn:
It certainly worked for Jon; he lost 225 pounds in two-and-a-half years, going from 409 pounds to 184, without suffering, dieting, or anguishing over his body. Unlike most people who lose an extensive amount of weight, his skin tightened up and now is indistinguishable from that of a person who has been healthy his whole life.
©2008 Jon Gabriel (P)2012 Tantor
"The most comprehensive and scientifically meaningful method I've ever encountered." (Jean Bolkelman, M.D.)
great book. moves along quickly but provides plenty of information. I believe Jon Gabriel has finally hit the nail on the head for obesity. All this while we have been blaming our lazy undisciplined selves and our forks when it has been in our heads all along.
I bought this because I was interested in meditation for weight loss, and still am. The book starts out with interesting ideas and I had an open mind so I just flowed over the references to "past lives" and the supernatural. But, I gave up and stopped listening when the author began advocating skipping vaccinations because they are "toxic." Really? Anti-vaccinations? This books seems beyond new-age, it is anti-science.
Good. Narration is fine. It is the content that is not worth your time.
Anti-vaccinations, past lives, non-science based assertions.
It is kind of weird at first to listen to considering it is a book on losing weight. But all the mind stuff in the psychological stuff that he talks about actually is true and does make sense towards the end. I feel like my brain and my taste buds are changing, everything is. Mind you, I was already down this path, but this just confirmed and further explain a lot of stuff for me. I love his no diet approach to losing weight, which is very liberating, and very effective. For that reason I give it five stars.
I've been eating less, not wanting at all to continue eating beyond my body's feeling full or comfortable (no willpower involved- just doing what I want to do.) although this approach helps working through underlying circumstances leading to what's activating your fat programs (as Jon Gabriel calls it), merely being aware of what's occurring physiologically, using visualizations, including the night time weight loss audio from the website, I'm losing weight and feeling more alive. I have not spent the time yet to take full use of the program, but it's working even preliminarily with the eye opening knowledge, actively trying to turn on fat burning, taking advantage of "smart mode" and using visualizations. I have no financial gain from this review. I've listened to at least 50 audiobooks here and I think this is my second review. Hope it's helpful.
This broke down the real reasons behind weight gain and loss in a simplistic way providing understandable ways to bring the body back to its natural way of regulating its self. Made plenty of sense with a doable plan to follow. I highly recommend this book ~
It gives insights that help me understand and accurately interpret my body's signals/messages to me. I had no idea that my body would make sense of things differently than my mind. Now that I know how it interprets actions and thoughts, I can speak to it and treat it in ways that make sense. Before this, there was conflict between my body and my mind, but now, there is harmony.
This is the first time I have read a book viewing weight loss using your mind. I like how the author explains his experiences and goes through the step by step actions needed to change your body. I have 30 pounds to lose and have tried every diet out there except visualization so I'm giving this a go Stay tuned!
I LOVE the audio version of this-I feel like he's talking lovingly to me.
How the author got to even knowing this info was something that I liked a lot. I love learning about emotional energy in our physical bodies. It's really something to learn more about for anyone!
I wish meditations came with it..or at least one for the reader to use/try out. Either way, it's still a GREAT book!
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