Dieting… just the word can cause horror among those of us who have been through the typical thought of trying to lose weight. There are weight loss centers, diet pills, pre-packaged food programs, and gyms…yet most of the nation is still overweight or obese. Clearly, there's something wrong here!
This amazing story chronicles the life and struggles one man had with weight control. In a desperate attempt to control his obesity, this man tried every diet he heard of. Jon Gabriel was 220 pounds lighter, without even dieting in almost two years.
This article will let you know how he did it. Spread the word.
Gabriel discovered that his yo-yo dieting had left his body starved of critical building blocks like omega-3 acids and high-quality proteins. By eating foods that were rich in these ingredients, he found himself craving junk food less and less. However, if he had a craving for junk food, he allowed himself to eat it.
Gabriel's research indicated something that scientists have just recently started publicizing; our digestive system is so much more integral than we ever thought, even affecting things like mood. By eating more probiotics and cultured foods, Gabriel was able to get his guts on the right track again.
Many people don't realize how important it is to learn how to reduce stress. I began meditating and visualizing every morning, which I found to be extremely effective for reducing stress.
Sleep apnea can be a terrible condition, interrupting sleep, causing loud snoring, and causing stress hormones to rise. Once Gabriel started using a CPAP machine, he found that he was much healthier, and less inclined to go for junk food.
Like so many other people, Gabriel discovered that he was using his weight as a shield. By being overweight, he was guarding himself against pain and trauma from past events. He even came up with a name for this phenomenon, coining it "emotional obesity." After digging deep and doing some creative visualization, Gabriel trained himself to let go of the need for an armor.
Gabriel knew that his high-stress job was not doing his body any favors, so he quit and downsized to a smaller home. In this home, he even started growing some vegetables.
As Gabriel found out, the body likes to store toxins in fat deposits. By cleansing himself with alkaline foods and drinking green juices, apple cider vinegar, and water with lemon, he was able to drop the last forty pounds very quickly.