Rapid and Permanent Weight Loss: It May Not Be Quite What You
Everyone is looking for a shortcut or an easy way to lose weight. What's the matter, are we too lazy to make a
commitment to get rid of the flab and be healthy?
Maybe it's not so much laziness, but more that we are looking for something that fits into our busy
Weight loss and dieting are not our favorite social activities, but it may be necessary for a lot of us to use
better judgment on what passes over our lips.
When it comes to weight loss, sometimes the simplest ways are the easy ways.
In past newsletters, we have explored a number of different bodybuilder
diets, all of them very effective for short periods leading up to contests or the like.
Most diets and weight loss programs require some type of counting; calories, carbohydrates, portions, fiber,
amino acids and the like.
It may be that one of the best programs is a non-diet discovered, authored and promoted by Jon
Gabriel, "The Gabriel Method."
Jon was a morbidly obese financial guy in NYC until he discovered that his problems were mostly in his head.
Over the next two years, Jon lost more than 200 pounds and has kept if off by following a few simple rules.
Even more amazing is that the doctors who have examined Jon can find no evidence of his former obesity. His body
is defined and his skin is taut with no stretch marks.
Jon's success was achieved by reprogramming his mind to want to be thin. He removed the mental barriers that
told his metabolism to store everything as fat because "fat is safe."
There is a strong advocacy for a "paleolithic diet" among medical professionals. The contention is
that our caveman ancestors did not have modern diseases because of how they ate. A pre-agricultural diet is what
The avoidance of refined grains, starches and sugars is the basis of caveman dieting. Meals are high in protein,
natural vegetables (both raw and lightly cooked), fruits and nuts are considered paleolithic or the caveman style
Two doctors in Colorado, Michael and Mary Eades, MDs, wrote in "Protein Power Life Plan," how they have been
able to regulate and diminish types of diabetes by having patients practice a paleolithic diet regimen.
The long and short of it is that in order to lose weight and to keep it off, we have to make lifestyle
We have to reprogram our minds to believe we have to be thin to be safe (think of a caveman running
for a tree to win a race with a cave bear or lion).
We have to avoid processed foods, refined grains and sugars. Our meals should be "caveman style" with lots of
protein from both meats and vegetables. We should get a lot of fiber and fruits.
Portion control is another aspect of weight control. We should begin with smaller servings and stop eating when
we are satisfied, not gorging until we are full (and overfed).
We should avoid "empty calories" in the form of alcoholic beverages, sugary soft drinks and artificial
sweeteners. Take note that "healthy foods" are usally not
healthy. We should snack on vegetables, nuts or seeds.
Our diets should include foods that supply Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids: Salmon, Tuna, Avocados and the like.
We should cook with healthy oils like canola and olive oils.
Meditation, picturing ourselves in the body we want to have, should be engaged in several times per day. This
reinforces our food regimen and helps program our subconscious.
As you know long term weight loss is not about crash dieting, but all about learning new habits for life, which
is why I was so excited when I was introduced to Anabolic Cooking.
Anabolic Cooking is an exciting cookbook that literally changed the way I eat, not to mention the muscle building results I was getting in the gym!