Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Gabriel Method

I don't know about you, but after having a baby I am a lot bigger than I was. I can't seem to shake the last 20 pounds that I gained during pregnancy. Now, while I was pregnant I gained about 50 pounds. It is not something I would advise. I think next time around I am going to be a lot more careful.

However, what is done is done and now I am stuck with this paunch and would really, really like to fit into my old pants. Right now I have two pairs of jeans that I wear, and a pair of maternity pants. Which, to my credit, are definitely too big.

From the library, I checked out this book called "The Gabriel Method". It is not a diet. It is more of a nutrition modification plan (diet??) where you can eat whatever you want but you need to do quite a bit of visualization. For example, it wants you to keep a picture of someone (or your old, svelte self) beside your bed so you can visualize yourself looking like that before you go to sleep and right when you wake up. There is also a 24 minute track that you are supposed to listen to before you go to sleep.

I tried to listen to it last night, but fell asleep almost instantly and didn't hear too much. Hopefully better luck tonight.

As for the nutrition modification, it asks you to eat more Omega 3, take probiotics, and eat more "live" foods, which I take to mean as raw. Other than that, you can eat anything you like, and it claims that in time you won't want things like pizza, honey balls, or carrot cake (fat chance, but I'll give it a go). So, as today is only day 2 in my journey, I'll keep you posted on how its going.

One more thing - the method tells you not to weigh yourself for the first 6 months, so no embarrassing weigh in updates!

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