People who have spent their lifetime yo-yo dieting can now loose 50, 100, or 200 pounds without dieting by following the Gabriel Method.
In this program, Jon Gabriel has utilized a holistic approach of using both body and mind for losing weight and focus for addressing and eliminating the root causes of obesity.
Traditional weight loss methods focus on what you shouldn’t eat. Gabriel found that this can lead to a lack of vital nutrients, which may cause the body to go into starvation mode and eventually will cause weight gain.
Add the foods your body is starving for in order to avoid a famine from dieting, or what I call a nutritional famine. These are the four things we need and we’re not getting enough of – protein, omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory and live food.
1. Protein –
As explained by Jon Gabriel, most of the protein sources that we have available to us now are not easily digested by our bodies. The amino acids cannot be assimilated and are instead converted into sugar, which is stored as fat in the body. It is possible that as little as 15% of the protein that we eat is being properly utilized in the body.
What protein sources are the best bang for your buck? Well, Jon recommends whey protein powder, which I have tried and am not a fan of. It has an acquired scent and may not be desirable for everyone. However, there are several ways to use it and over time it can steadily become more tolerable for many peoples’ palettes.
Other sources of protein include…
- Raw nuts and seeds. Read more about the SuperFoods Dried Fruits, Nuts and Seeds here
- Free range chicken and grass-fed beef
- Freshwater fish
- Organic yogurt
- White cheese made from goat or sheep’s milk
Flax Seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is recommended that flaxseed oil be used in salads and salad dressings. It becomes very rancid when exposed to heat, sunlight, or oxygen. For this reason, the oil should be kept in the refrigerator. Ground flax seeds are excellent because they not only contain omeaga-3s but they also have protein and fiber. They can be used in almost every aspect of cooking, even dessert.
- Eat more fish, especially cold water fish, the less cooking the better. Get healthy salmon recipes here.
- Eat organic meat and organic dairy foods from grass-fed animals. If the animals are not grass-fed then the fat mostly saturated fat, and not essential fats.
- Use omega-3 rich eggs. These eggs are produced by chickens that are fed flaxseeds. Boiled eggs have more uncorrupted omega-3s than fried eggs, because the temperature of the boiling water is lower.
- Omega-3 capsules are recommended by Jon in addition to eating these foods. Supplement your diet with 5 to 10 grams of omega-3 capsules. Ity sounds like a lot, but 10 grams of essential fat only equates to about 100 calories of fat.
3. Live Foods
Eat more living foods instead of “dead foods.” Live foods are biologically active foods (think of fruits and veggies) and are not processed, canned, packaged, or cooked. You can turn these live foods into delicious meals using The Gabriel Method E-Recipe Book!
Jon recommends lots of fruits and veggies, preferably organic. A general rule is to add an extra serving to each meal.
If you are eating a good mix of live foods, then your body collects, “in the correct proportion,” what it needs (essential amino acids that your digestion system absorbs for your body to build protein), adding the right percentage of “complete protein,” to your diet.
Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, and cherries are some of the best carbs you can eat. They are high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and score extremely low on the glycemic index.
4. Anti-Inflammatory Foods
When your digestive system is inflamed your body constantly craves food. Inflammation of the digestive system can interfere with a person getting the proper nutrients from the foods he or she eats. The inflammatory hormones put our bodies into fat storage mode.
Top Inflammatory Foods:
- Refined grains
- Refined sugar
- Commercial dairy
- Processed/ cheap oils
So if you are serious about weight loss, you should get serious about inflammation. Start eating lots of fermented and cultured foods, and take probiotics and digestive enzymes in order to normalize digestion.
Stop punishing yourself with a restrictive diet plan and instead start including what your body is really craving. The path to weight loss does not involve struggle or even willpower, it involves complete body and mind for losing weight and focus for addressing and eliminating the root causes of obesity.
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