My journey with home remedies for weight loss has been an ongoing one. On and off since my teenage years I’ve fantasized about dropping 10, 20, 30 pounds, depending on which stage of life I found myself in. And believe me when I say I’ve tried it all. I’ve counted calories and fat grams down to the nth degree. I’ve lived off of nothing but juice for a week. I’ve gone paleo, vegetarian, raw vegan, keto, sugar free, dairy free, low calorie, and low fat. While some of these did help me lose a few pounds and feel better (and some of them definitely didn’t!), it was never the complete picture. I’ve since discovered the “complete picture” for me, and am looking and feeling better than ever. I feel physically, mentally, and emotionally safe- and I hope I can help you too.
I first discovered Jon Gabriel’s work while watching a Food Matters interview. Something about him struck me as different- he didn’t believe in diets, he didn’t believe that willpower had anything to do with losing extra weight, and he had a strong belief in real deep nutrition. And, he’d lost 200 pounds without suffering, without surgery, and without sagging post-weight loss skin.
I’ve always believed that we gain weight because our bodies are starving at a nutritional level. Calorie-wise, we have plenty. But in a world of processed, refined, sprayed, and irradiated junk, our cells are starving for nutrients. When this happens, our body perceives it as famine and famine is a good time to store fat. This is necessary for our basic survival, as the body sees it.
Nutrition aside, our bodies and minds are also suffering from post-modern stress. We have so much to worry about- bills, careers, relationships, money, marriage, education, love, debt, filing our taxes, errands, houses, and more. Many of us live in a constant state of stress and worry- and this tells our body that we are unsafe.
Jon Gabriel is the only educator I have ever seen who addresses the issues of nutritional deficiency and emotional starvation in relation to being overweight. He has worked with the internationally renowned biochemist Dr. Jose Rabinowitz, and has done extensive research into biology and read hundreds (if not thousands) of research papers on weight loss.
I read Jon’s book cover-to-cover three times to really absorb everything he had to say. Each time brought new insights and, unsurprisingly, more weight loss.
I still eat treats when I want them, and I still include nutrient dense foods into my diet every day. I never forced myself exercise, or made myself eat things I didn’t want. But I did take care of myself, mentally and physically, and watched as I became slimmer and slimmer.
If you haven’t yet read The Gabriel Method and are hoping to get into better shape, don’t wait. I’ve never read anything else like his book, and I know that his message is one that needs to be shared with the world.
Jon has an insight into our bodies and ways of life that all those other diet books on the shelves fall significantly short on. His home remedies for weight loss are extremely inexpensive (or free!), and are easy to work into your day.
Once you’ve read it, come back and tell me what you think in the comments below! I’d love to hear your story.