The Gabriel Method Weight Loss – Progress Report

October 19, 2009 | By | 59 Replies More
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Gabriel Method Supplements

It’s been a while, hasn’t it! I have just been run off my feet and didn’t have time to post any more. But today I just wanted to update you all on my progress with the Gabriel Method weight loss. If you have read my earlier posts, I am sure you are keen to know how I am going now!

Well, I am in about 3 weeks now or so, and so far I haven’t lost any weight yet, I am going to be honest about it. I have not changed my eating habits at all, all I have done was start drinking my 8 glasses of water every day and add a little more fruit and vegetables to my diet. I try to eat more healthy, but I still have the occasional doughnut or piece of chocolate (health benefits of chocolate, remember?). I am going really well with my water intake, since I started drinking actual “glasses” – and I drink each glass in one hit! – I have no trouble at all getting on my daily quota. What a difference to when I was constantly carrying my water bottle around, trying to drink 3 refills a day!

Anyway, I am sticking quite well to the Gabriel Method so far (I think). I am listening to the CD every night and imagine my ideal body like I told you in my post about weight loss without dieting. I bought all the supplements he suggests in the book and am religiously taking them every day, just as he says you should. I found it very helpful to write myself a little list of things I have to take morning, midday and evening and stick it on my coffee machine. In the past I kept forgetting supplements when I wanted to take them, and this little paper is a great reminder, and I haven’t missed one lot yet!

So – as I said I haven’t lost any weight, but I haven’t put on any either, which I think is good.  I supplement my body with the nutrients it needs, drink my water and try to eat more fruit and vegetables. And I really enjoy doing the visualization at night and listening to the CD – it is very calming and has made me a bit more mindful 🙂 .

So what has happened so far, if anything at all? – Well, I do feel really good. I feel my skin has improved a little. I feel healthy and strong, and I definitely haven’t lost faith in the Gabriel Method. As this weight loss method is a lifestyle changing way of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight for yourself, it can take a while before it kicks in. Jon talks about that in his book, too. Remember, quick and restrictive diets don’t work in the long run. They shed some kilos in the short term, but over time most people just put the weight back on, plus some. Because anything restrictive just can’t be maintained for a longer period of time.

I will keep you posted on my progress!

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  1. Mackeran says:

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  2. Jim Clary says:

    This is completely off topic but I hope it will get approved.

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  3. I appreciate your honesty, and will be interested to learn your progress. Keep us posted! I think it’s an interesting approach, and his visualization is superb!
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  4. thanks you for sharing your story with us. Successful stories is a good source of weight loss information for users and newbies. Please keep sharing it with us. Thanks

  5. Hi Petra,

    Weight loss is achievable in the long run and you are on the right track with what you’re doing now I think. Drinking enough water is the absolute must.

    Since you didn’t mention which supplements you are taking I would like to also suggest green tea.

    Green tea helps burn fat and if you can drink green tea instead of coffee it will be of big help. (coffee increases insulin level as well as that of cortisol – both hormones induce the body to store fat).

    A green tea supplement of course will work faster than drinking the tea, unless you drink it often.

    In any case I look forward to reading of your further progress.

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  6. Hi Petra, good on you for being honest. And thanks for sharing your story. I’ve been following your blog for some time now, I quite enjoy reading your posts and occasionally I feel compelled to leave a comment =)

    Are the before/after pictures of ‘Gabriel’ real? If so, that’s nothing short of incredible! It’s interesting to hear that the program involves visualisation techniques. I’ve been noticing more and more people claiming to have had excellent results by visualising their goals on a daily basis. And not just for weight loss.

    Anyway, thanks for an interesting read.
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      @Linda, I do believe that the before and after pictures of Jon Gabriel are real. His whole weight loss approach is pretty “stunning”, to put it into a word. I still believe in it, I just don’t know why it is not working for me yet. Might be because I have some underlying eating disorder problems which I am trying to come to terms with, too. I am not ready to talk about it yet though. 😐

      • Hey again Petra,

        Yes it looks like an intersting program. It’s very intriguing and I’d definitely like to find out more … but it hasn’t worked for you.

        Those before/after shots are incredible. If that guy went from that to that, then it must really be something special. I’m going to look into it some more I think. And perhaps even review it myself if I can get hold of a copy.

        As for a possible underlying eating disorder, I don’t want you to feel like I’m prying, but sometimes talking about things like that can make you feel MUCH better, and can actually enable you to come to terms with any issue you might have. I’m not saying you should blog about it (although you could do if you really wanted to get it out in the open) but perhaps just talk to omeone close to you?

        Anyway, I wish you the very best.
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        • Petra Weiss says:

          Linda, I have been seeing a psychologist for just about a year now and we are making progress, and I also have very good friends to talk to. It certainly helps. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

  7. Oh how many times have I been on and off, never lasts though, my problem is get invited out and after a few drinks fancy a late night bar, drink into the following morning, maybe kebab and chips. Thats only part of the problem though, because its the following day when you want comfort food, and your even weaker willed, anyway I am going to try again.I have bought myself a top quality juicer and I have started to get into juices and steamed fish, and poultry, lets see how it goes. Motivation and routine is the key, if only I had listened to the advice some years ago “do something about your weight as its harder to shift the oolder you get”, huh, how true.

    Sounds interesting what your doing, can you add RSS feeds so I can monitor your results as this sounds quite interesting, especially for a tryer like me.
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      @Andy, the coffee cup on the left of my weight loss ticker is supposed to be the RSS feed. Check it out! Good luck with your diet.

  8. My guess is that the Gabriel method is linked with the power of mind, visualizations, and deep mind levels . In my experience affirmations are useful to change deep rooted habits, so I vote for this kind of systems to achieve a suitable weight.

  9. Hi Petra,

    Have you continued following the Gabriel Method? – I’m curious to hear about your experience with it.
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Henrik, I did follow the Gabriel Method for a few weeks, I took the supplements and did the visualisation, but I did not change any of my eating habits – I was waiting for my body to lose the excess appetite I have, but it never really happened. I felt great though during the whole time, and I truly believe that what Jon teaches in his book will be hugely beneficial for anybody who is trying to lose weight, even if it is only to understand how your body relates to food, exercise and nutrition. I have learned an awful lot and enjoyed reading the book thoroughly. Lots of people have lost a lot of weight following his method, – I might not have been diligent enough with my visualisation, and I also have an underlying eating disorder which might have hindered my success. Who knows! But I still can recommend “The Gabriel Method”!

  10. scheng1 says:

    I think you forget to check for the amount of sugar in processed food. There are about 20 or more names for sugar, including corn syrup.
    Those stupid manufacturers are really wicked. They dont use the word sugar, so that we dont know we consume so much empty calories per day.
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  11. I think , following your tips will definitely give a good result.

  12. Thanks for sharing story with us. Following this tips will definitely give a good result.

  13. nice tips, but are you sure this will not affect any heart conditions?

  14. the subconscious mind is very powerful and affirmations, visualizations and mental treatments can change perfectly some bad habits that harm our health.

  15. Dave says:

    I believe visualisation is a very powerful technique to help towards achieving goals. Many people can struggle find a definite reason why they want to achieve their particular goal, however if they can see what their future holds, they see it as being achievable and gain greater motivation to succeed.
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  16. Freddie Cook says:

    herbal supplements are more preffered because it is organic.::”

  17. Nice tips.I think it help me for my weight 🙂

  18. Lyndria says:

    Well an excellent trick to loose wait slowly and gradually without any side effects… but, daily exercise can help you better in case of loosing weight.
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  19. Its really a very informative post indeed. I have got lot of valuable info from your tips. I must try to follow these tips. I hope these tips ‘ll definitely work for me and i ‘ll get the maximum these tips.

  20. Cooking says:

    One of the most important principles of Gabriel’s concept is that you should end up crash dieting and start eating what you like when you need it. Gabriel tells in detail that the body takes dieting as a famine so in order to save itself it reduces the metabolism rate. Gabriel explains dieters to the concept that emotional starvation may potentially interferes with the weight loss efforts by sending a similar message to the body.
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  21. The Gabriel Method is a diet-less program that taps into your body’s own logic to determine how fat or thin you will be at any given time. It’s a holisitic and healthy approach to weight loss. It’s really a program for long-term weight loss success.

  22. I end up so tired looking for some effective way to lose weight. Maybe some of them are genuinely effective, but I went tired of following the plan. Bottom line is here I am drinking 1 to 8 glasses of water a day.

  23. This is the first I’ve heard of adding visualization to a weight loss regimen but I think it’s a great idea! I use visualization in other areas of my life where I have concrete goals and I’ve had tremendous results.

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  24. Slim Patch says:

    Basically The Gabriel method is long-term program, because it is based on motivation and yourself (How good can you be at controling yourself)

  25. Marissa says:

    Which would you recommend for trying to lose baby weight between the Gabriel Method and the Diet Solution program?
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Both programs have very good qualities, it really depends which one you feel more comfortable with. I cannot recommend either one before the other.

  26. If you’ve managed to stick with it for 3 weeks solid that is a fantastic result, regardless of whether you’re losing weight. Half the weight loss battle is changing habits, and it’s supposed to take only 21 days to create/break a habit.
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  27. Dieting is hard, especially without results. http://www.dieting–news.com helped me a lot with staying motivated and getting results by making small changes. Cheers!
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  28. my grandmother likes to take herbal supplements because it is energizing and detoxifying;’`

  29. I never heard of Gabriel Method before this. Thanks for sharing with us.

  30. Hey thanks for sharing your progress with us, its intersting to read how you are getting on, I am pretty sure if I dig further into your blog I will find a much more recent update.

    Its good that you are drinking plenty of water and staying well hydrated. Water does have a significant effect on the body and weight loss. Studies proved people who drank more water had elevated metabolisms.

    Make sure you get enough sleep too. Hormones which control the feelings of hunger and satiety are massively effected by lack of sleep. I am sure you have had days when you had hardly any sleep followed by a prolonged bout of craving calorie dense food only to never feel satisfied? Sleep deprivation can seriously deminish your hard work.

    great to hear you are doing well, keep up the good work!
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      Daryl, I certainly have had a lot of days with not enough sleep, and yes, it does affect my appetite. So we need to make sure to get enough sleep, for sure.

      • One of the most difficult times I had in my life when it came to losing weight was right after I had my first child. The lack of sleep made me feel too tired to cook good meals and so I ate convenient (i.e. unhealthy) foods. I think that was the hardest time for me, but once my baby started sleeping through the night I was able to get back into a more normal routine. Sleep is important for so many reasons!

  31. Transistor says:

    herbal supplementation is the best because i love organic supplements and herbal is organic ;:-

  32. Good to read your article. I got some useful stuff from your site.I agree with most of the pros of the article, great research. Valuable information shared I am very happy to go through this particular article.
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  33. I have read that supplementing creatine into your diet into your diet may also help with weightloss. just a thought 🙂

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  35. wow, thanks for sharing the updates of your weight-loss story. that’s the real part, i guess. very inspiring!Missed Period

  36. Thank you Petra Weiss. I thought there will not be an update about your endeavor. So, I am a bit surprised to see this post. This Gabriel Method is surely tickling my concentration that I am going to try it now! Yes, as in NOW!! Thanks…
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  37. Congratulations for making the changes you have made so far, I really admire that.

    What helps me a lot in staying away from what I know I shouldn’t be eating is to reserve one day a week, and I let myself eat ANYTHING on that day, and this way I can stay strict on all other days and not feel deprived.
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  38. ??????????? says:

    Good Tip. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. I am still worry about yoyo effect and heart conditions.

  39. Hi there! Thanks for being honest. The good thing about the Gabriel dieting method is that it gives importance to relaxation. It is like conditioning more your mind to attain your ideal body weight. However, it would be more ideal to apply any exercise program in your aim for having a normal weight. Besides, you are already heading for the right track. Why don’t you solidify it with regular exercise regime?
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  40. jomic10 says:

    Keep posted with your progress. I am interested on this but I have this motto “to see is to believe” Hope next time I visit your site there is already a great improvement on your weight.
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  41. Negra says:

    now i been working on my diet because i notice it’s getting tight my dress and skirt which i am worried everyday.
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  42. Dont give up now, your just starting. I think your body is still adjusting from eating. Keep your head up!
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  43. naruto0506 says:

    Thank you Petra Weiss. I thought there will not be an update about your endeavor. So, I am a bit surprised to see this post. | 😛
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  45. Niressa says:

    I felt great though during the whole time, and I truly believe that what Jon teaches in his book will be hugely beneficial for anybody who is trying to lose weight, even if it is only to understand how your body relates to food, exercise and nutrition.
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  46. Jerly says:

    Great! very powerful technique to help towards achieving goals. Many people can struggle find a definite reason why they want to achieve their particular goal, however if they can see what their future holds, they see it as being achievable and gain greater motivation to succeed. Thanks for stopping by!
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  47. This is such a good progress, thanks for letting everybody know about this.
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  48. darknight56 says:

    I know I shouldn’t be eating is to reserve one day a week, and I let myself eat ANYTHING on that day, and this way I can stay strict on all other days and not feel deprived. | 😛
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  50. Hi Petra,

    Just dropping by, I’ll try your method and hope it helps.
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