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  1. Carolyn Heaney says:

    Hi Jon!

    I am a 46-year-old woman, who is significantly overweight with really large uterine fibroids. My fibroids make my uterus over six months pregnant in size. My doctor recommends hysterectomy, but because of their size, I am unable to get laparoscopic surgery, and would not even be able to do a C-section cut. I would need to have a cut right down the center of the belly, which is the least ideal way to do it, and takes the longest to heal. Plus, I wouldn't have my uterus . I want to keep my uterus . I have been trying to do a lot of alternative healing, and did see some shrinkage last year. However, I think got myself into a major financial pickle with all of the alternative healing choices that I was making, and needed to stop. I don't know if there's a correlation between my stopping those services and the increase of my fibroids now, or if it has everything to do with my eating. My eating is a major issue, and I was in 10 weeks of intensive outpatient treatment for eating disorders. Didn't work. I am feeling extremely helpless right now, and wondering if I should have the surgery. I'm Sure this isn't your area of expertise, But I was wondering if you ever dealt with people with extremely large uterine fibroids before, and whether your plan has produced success for them. Of course, it is worth a try but I have been through a lot in the last few years, and I'm feeling very hopeless. I don't know if I have it in me to stick with this plan or any plan at this point. I need some Hope to help me through, as I try one more time to avoid surgery and deal with my fibroids naturally. Not to mention my weightโ€ฆ

  2. Lana Ames says:

    Great information. I had to leave before the core class was over to meet a client. Is there a way to access the recording again?

  3. Natalie Castro says:

    Hello,
    I find my biggest challenge is getting omega 3s in every meal so I'm hoping to mostly use it through pill form. Can Jon make a recommendation on a good brand to buy? Same question for a protein powder. I also prefer hemp seeds to chia or flax seeds. Is this ok to use?

    Thanks for your assistance and support.

  4. Alison McDonald says:

    Im struggling with a very low level of hope. Im type 2 diabetic and 56 years old and feeling like its maybe too late.can this program work given a life time of being a larger person?

  5. Sheryl Luedecke says:

    Can you eat cocoa butter when you have no gallbladder and high fat causes diareah?
    Also,
    Where do I sign up for my one on one with John?

  6. Sandi Elmore says:

    Is it too late to schedule the one on one with Jon? Can I please get some instruction on this? Thank you.

  7. Sandi Elmore says:

    I would also like to schedule my 1 on 1 with Jon. How would I do that? Thank you.

  8. edualcz says:

    I want to use 1 on 1 consult call with Jon. How do I do that ?

  9. klustiber@gmail.com says:

    I apologize that this is late, but I have had to go through the classes more slowly. I have had a terrific reaction to the program. In addition to waking up to terrific nightmares every night, I have started putting on weight. Whether related or not, my SI joint (tailbone) has also become inflamed, making it hard to move.

    I know that I have fears regarding losing weight and becoming attractive. Can you offer suggestions?

    Thank you

  10. Rusty Fleischer says:

    Where can I find Dr. Paul North"s compassion meditation. I down loaded it to my phone and I want to listen to it on my computer but I can't find it.
    Also, when Dr. North says to pay particular attention to the pause at the end of the breath, is he referring to the inhale, exhale or both? Thank you.

  11. Lorna Spencer says:

    Also to add to my comment below. I bought the cellular wisdom meditation package. I have been doing one of those a day, as well as the weekly morning visualization and evening.

  12. Lorna Spencer says:

    Hi guys, I need a little guidance, as it looks like I won't get an appointment for my phone call until May. That is no issue, but I feel stuck and without a road map now. I am currently beginning week 3 for the second time. I am repeating the whole 5 week program. First 5 weeks, I really concentrated on my digestion. Also did some work on emotional issues. I did not exercise the GM way, but I did exercise. Followed the eating suggestions fairly well. I didn't give up wine on the weekends, but now it seems hard to drink. Just won't go down. So this week that is going. I was purposely drinking the wine, even though I didn't want it 90% of the time now. Weird...not sure why I was doing that. So now I don't really know what to work on. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  13. Sandi Elmore says:

    Is there any way to back up a minute or two on the playbacks of the archived videos? Iโ€™m half way through and would like to re-listen to what was just said, but it appears that I can only pause. Your direction is appreciated. Thank you

  14. Helen B says:

    How do we set up on one on one with Jon?

    Thanks Helen

  15. Jay says:

    Good day John,

    I enjoyed some limited success with the program, having lost around 12 pounds, but have been frozen at 245 lbs. for the past 3-4 weeks.

    I am looking to make a breakout with focusing on get thin or get eaten training via my treadmill. There are a couple constraints I would like to discuss in this venture:

    1. Awareness and prevention of injury. Namely the following:
    Shin splints
    ACL and LCL
    Plantar fasciitis(currently have in one foot)

    Particularly for the first two, have you had success with wraps of some kind to prevent injury? I have suffered them both in the past, and know they can shut you down for weeks if you get them.

    I have read descriptions of high intensity training programs on line, and find many of these programs are written for the currently well fit individual: following them to the letter appears quite hazardous for someone who is overweight and/or not in peak condition.

    Thus is the challenge of striking a balance of creating results sans injury, is there a high intensity schedule for beginners?

    Thank you

  16. Sandi Elmore says:

    Is there any way to back up a minute or two on the playbacks of the archived videos? I'm half way through and would like to re-listen to what was just said, but it appears that I can only pause. Your direction is appreciated. Thank you.

  17. Natalie King says:

    Hi Can you let me know when wk4 Q&A will be available to listen to and will it come up under Week 4 as a replay or can it be found elsewhere? Many thanks

  18. Amy Weiner says:

    Hi Jon and Team,

    Last Friday, my doctor prescribed a 7-day course of antibiotics for a probable infection, and due to the circumstances, I have been reluctantly taking them. Over the past week, I have made sure to continue to take digestive enzymes and probiotics, eat cultured vegetables at least once per day, as well as start the morning with warm water and raw apple cider vinegar. Given that antibiotics wreak havoc on gut bacteria, which I can now definitely attest to, what is the most efficient/effective way to ensure that my healthy gut bacteria continues to develop and proliferate? As always, thanks for the help and support.

    Amy

  19. Teresa Schamel says:

    Will we have access to these questions and answers at a later date? There have been some good ones that I would like to check out again.

  20. Dara Lutes-Guest says:

    Hi, just wondering when the Q&A that got missed due to technical reasons is going to be rescheduled?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Dara,

      The Week 4 Make-Up Q&A Class will be on:
      2 March 7:00 p.m. EST (NYC USA)
      3 March 10:00 a.m. AEST (Brisbane, AUS)

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  21. Deborah Williams says:

    How do I stop the comments coming into my personal email inbox? I have unticked the 'Notify me when..' box overtime, but it keeps resetting itself to 'ticked'.
    TIA ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Deborah,

      Sorry about that. In the email notification you receive, you will see:

      "To unsubscribe this notification service, click here."

      Kindly click on the hyperlink "click here" to unsubscribe.

      Hope this helps.

      - Kelly, The GM Team

    • Natalie King says:

      Hi Dara I think it was last night 8pm NYC time ? I noticed that in my emails there will also be another ask Jon next week aswell - hope that helps?

  22. Lorna Spencer says:

    Hi Jon and the team! Well I have been stuck in week 2 and 3 lately. Have been listening to everything, but not actively if you know what I mean. I am an RN and have been fascinated with health my whole life. My dad is 89 and never been in hospital because of his active pursuit of health. So I thought I was pretty good from all I was doing. However, I have dived into this probiotic world that was presented with fermented foods. I am fermenting veggies. I now have kifir in my fridge, and I am currently making my first SCOBY for Kombucha tea! lol. I am having some pretty weird physical reactions to the probiotics. I am not doing a lot, but obviously these are so much different than any store bought ones you could buy. The reaction is more of a feeling, than a physical change. I will try to explain, and see if you have heard of this. I now know these good bacteria do so much more than just aid in digestion. They contribute so much to the emotional health of the person too. So physically I have broken out all over my face. However, the real symptoms is this wave, and I mean wave, of emotion that comes and goes. It will hit my heart area, and then my head. Almost like a dizziness, but not. So hard to explain, but have you ever had anyone commenting on this in the past? Just so I am clear, I have a living green smoothie with about 1/2 cup of kifir in the morning. Then in the afternoon, I will have a store bought Kombucha because mine is brewing. Sometimes at night, I will have about 2 oz. of kifir with my evening meal. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks - Lorna

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Lorna,

      You may wish to try to back off some of the fermented foods to see if you feel better and then slowly re-introduce them. Make sure that you are eating enough food during the day as well as not eating enough can cause dizziness. While we donโ€™t recommend to journal what you eat for dieting purposes (as this is not a diet), it may help you pinpoint what food your body is reacting to. Take care of yourself and we always recommend you speak with your doctor whenever you make any dietary changes.

      Hope this helps.

      - Kelly, The GM Team

  23. Cheryl Foilb says:

    How long do I have access to the information for the NYNY program?

  24. Kyle Stewart says:

    Not so much a question, but a news article that is very similar to things dicussed in the week 2 class on digestion, specifically the use of antibiotics and the need for the right biotic health in the gut.
    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/the-diet-myth-documentary-the-real-reason-were-fat/news-story/e718dcdf72e319746e11008927caf5bf

  25. Eveline Jansen says:

    Dear Jon,

    Through circumstance (I have a puppy, that takes up a lot of time) I have fallen behind. Now it is difficult to motivate myself to start over and following the guidelines. I seem to be protesting inside, drinking wine and generally not eating a bad diet, just sometimes al little less healthy. Do you have any tips to get back on track?

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Eveline,

      It is good to remember that this is not a diet so there is no failure. Sometimes if we think we are starting a diet we think of deprivation for the rest of our lives so there is this idea to start to sneak in more un-nourishing food before we "get back on the band wagon". But each day is just a new day to experiments and try to add nourishing things into your life. Just keep focusing on adding in the Big-3s versus removing all of these other foods. You are on the right track! You will always have access to this program and it is just a launch pad for your transformation, so take the time you need to slowly add wonderful things into your life!

      Janine
      GM Team

  26. Natalie King says:

    Hi I am trying to access Q&A wk 5 when I press the replay button it links me into the live call and its states this event is over?? Can you check this should be working for me please - thanks

  27. Martha says:

    Is it possible Jon can answer my question at the live Q&A today? It's at 1 am over here so I can't make it as I have to wake up early for work.

    I have been trying to identify my initial fat trigger, but I'm struggling. I have been a thin person as a child and in puberty. I started on the birth control pill at about age 16 and I stopped at age 30 (I'm now 39). When I moved out of my parents' house (age 19), I started to put on the weight. I know I drank way too little and I had headaches lots of times, probably because of it. And instead of drinking more water, I took paracetamol or other painkillers. Could it be that this combo triggered it? I slowly gained weight and in my student life, I didn't eat really healthy. After that the cravings came more and more.
    Around the time I had my first child (31) I started eating much healthier. But I still had many cravings.

    I started the Gabriel Method in Oct 2015 and I make an effort to drink enough. I do the enzymes and probiotics, etc. I do the visualizations and I hardly have cravings anymore. I realized I was overtraining so I limit it to three times a week now and the workouts much shorter. Since the Gabriel method I haven't weighted myself but I can definitely see my body changing in the mirror and my clothes are fitting better. But I'm still waiting for the moment that I drop a clothing size. Is there anything else I can do? I need to lose about 20-25 kilos.

    I don't think emotional stress is my issue, I have dealt with things that happened and I feel at ease with thoughts about it.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Martha,

      It sounds like you are exactly on the right path! Remember that this program is a launching pad to the rest of your transformation and slow and steady wins the race here. The fact that you see your body changing is fantastic! Keep adding in the Big-3s (protein, live foods, and Omega-3) to each meal and every time you feel that you have mastered one step, you can add in another.

      Congrats so far!!

      Janine
      GM Team

  28. Natalie King says:

    Just wanted to update on my first post.... i've just realised my weight really started to go on around the time my Dad was diagnosed with Dementia when my daughter was 2 1/2 and I had moved away from where my parents lived. I wonder if I put on the weight as a form of protection as I was afraid of losing my dad to this illness? Sadly my Dad died eight years later in November 2014. I can really feel the emotion again when I type this and think this is a HUGE trigger. Are there any other visualisations you would recommend for me to try and address this. I am feeling such a mix of emotions sad about my lovely Dad but happy at the same time that I may have found my biggest trigger !!!

    • Janine Oliver says:

      We are so sorry to hear about your father. It sounds like this was quite a traumatic situation for you. Keep sending all of your love to this part of you! Self-nourishment and self-nurturing goes a long way to help heal this part of yourself.

      Janine
      GM Team

  29. Natalie King says:

    Hi I have just done the visualisation Loving Your Inner Child from the support group list. I was surprised by my reaction, I started sobbing as it brought up a memory from when I was 13/14 when my parents where going to seperate and I felt very confused about who I would live with, scared I would upset one of them and I felt very alone. Thankfully my parents worked through their issues and were together for over 50 years - yeah!!! but I didn't realise that this had such an impact on me emotionally. I also need to point out this was not a trigger for me weight wise I didnt start putting weight on until I was 34 (12 years ago). So my question is this, because I did feel a shift whilst doing this visualisation should I stick with this for a little while to see if this has a link to my weight issues... I am just a little confused about the distance in the timeline between me feeling this way and my weight gain. However, now I am typing this i've had a thought, my weight went on when I got pregnant and I wonder if this is a link with me as a child wanting to protect my daughter from experiencing the same emotional pain in her future. As you can see i'm trying to make sense of this and decide if there is a link, either way it felt great and I will be doing it again. I am just shocked that I had such a strong response from a visualisation I thought wasn't necessarily relevant for me. Just goes to show it's worth doing them all !!! I really look forward to your comments

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Natalie,

      It is actually quite a common reaction to listening to visualizations. Regardless whether or not this particular trauma has had an effect on your weight, it has had an effect on you. So from a holistic level, it is important to heal your traumas and not just a few traumas. I recommend you continue (if you feel comfortable) to see what else comes up for you. Giving birth, while very beautiful and incredible, is also a physical trauma that your body has gone through. Keep digging in to see where there are places that need your healing and loving attention.

      I hope this helps!

      Janine
      GM Team

      • Natalie King says:

        Hi Janine thank you for replying. It is very clear that certain issues such as my daughters birth, which was difficult and my Dad's illness have caused trauma and I will continue to work with these. It's the little things that you feel like you have dealt with that you suddenly realised had more of an impact than you realised that have surprised me, all great though and I will enjoy nurturing this side of me Many Thanks

  30. Cheryl Lindstrom says:

    Ok....so the week I started this program I got Salmonella poisoning from a contaminated product that has since been recalled. As I finished up with that issue I was struck with an excruciating pain in my back and right arm. The pain is constant to the point where I cannot currently go to work. It finally was diagnosed as a herniated disc in my neck and I will be having surgery next week. I've been trying to still listen to the classes and do the visualizations (which have been such a blessing) but my question is....as I recover from surgery....what do you think are the most important things I can do for myself nutritionally? My activity level will be low for about 10 days and then after that will be directed by a physical therapist. I just want to recover well and quickly and get back on this path I didn't get to completely stay on because of situations beyond my control. Thank you!
    Cheryl Lindstrom

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Cheryl,

      Anyone can follow the Gabriel Method. We always recommend that you speak with your doctor before starting any program. The Gabriel Method focuses much more on all factors of life and not just on diet and exercise. Adding in the Big-3s (Protein, Omega-3, and Live foods) to each meal is one of the biggest things you can do at this time.

      Hope you get well the soonest!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

      I hope this helps!

  31. Vinit Phatak says:

    Will taking the probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements daily make you dependent on them? What is the final aim here? Is it that after a period of taking these I will not need them anymore or will I constantly need them in the future?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      I personally will take supplements for the rest of my life as I see our bodyยดs need for them, but it is a personal decision. With anything, you donยดt want to overdo the amount. Anything to be taken should be in moderation. I would recommend that you search online to know the amount you should consider taking. If taken correctly, these nutrients do provide many things that our body may be missing. However there are many other nutrients that our body needs along with these supplements that come in live, fresh vegetables and fruits, etc.
      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  32. Peter says:

    I am struggling!

    Firstly I am pretty sure I have sleep apnoea. I went to see my doctor today who is happy to do a referral to a specialist, but being in the UK it could take quite a while. I have been struggling with chronic tiredness so it makes sense, but given that Jon is pretty adamant that you can't lose weight unless this sorted what do I do in the meantime? It is tempting just to give up until that is sorted.

    Secondly I lost a lot of weight to start off with. I had a health scare around diabetes as I was reading the book in December and adopted the eating and meditating recommendations and lost about twenty pounds in about four weeks. But the blood sugars are now OK and I have put a few pounds back on and it all feels like a struggle again. I am eating all the right stuff but also other less good stuff as well. I am pretty sure I am at one of the plateau points that Jon talked about.

    Thirdly I have some major ongoing stressors which are inescapable. I was very depressed a few years ago and even ended up being hospitalised in 2010. The journey back from the abyss has been slow but steady; and 18 months ago I went on a mindfulness for depression programme, then did more mindfulness. I was still getting intrusive thoughts and was prescribed sertraline which I felt wiped me out. I managed to get off this and was feeling pretty good for a few months. The mindfulness seemed to work amazingly well. I started to look for a mindfulness for weight loss programme and found Jon.

    My history is that I put on weight after childhood traumas around the age of 8/9. I did a lot of therapy on this in my early thirties and managed with the help of CBT to get my weight down to an OK level and keep it there until 2008 when all kinds of things went wrong at once - the worst being my daughter developing mental health problems (several suicide attempts), really nasty legal battle with ex business partners who were trying to bankrupt me, wife being hospitalised having had a complete breakdown because of these... The situation with my daughter is ongoing but on the whole I have learnt to cope with that. However, my depression symptoms seem to be returning. I am not sure if this is because I used food to medicate my emotions, or am doing less of the depression mindfulness to make room for Jon's visualisations.

    I would love to do the one to one coaching but simply cannot afford that at the moment, though that may change in a few monthsโ€™ time.

    I realise that what I have written may seem pretty negative so want to say that I have been really enthused by the programme and have started to create some of my own visualisations, like imagining by metabolism in overdrive, slipping out of my fat like taking off a coat of armour I donโ€™t need anymore, telling myself that it is OK to get done what I get done (rather than beat myself up for being so slow at the moment)

    It would great to hear from Jon what he thinks I should or from any members of the group.

    I need to lose another 110 pounds (in addition to the 16 lost so far)

    I am still doing week three btw. Listening to safe, abundance and evening visualisations as well as my some of my mindfulness for health meditations. Just donโ€™t feel ready for any additional stress so have taken Jonโ€™s advice on this and am leaving it for now.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We suggest you to release your stress by perhaps doing Tapping, which is included in the NYNY resources (https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/new-you-new-year-2016/meridian-tapping/) or you may do Cellular Release (http://sunriseholisticnetwork.com/). This way, you will be able to reduce stress and effectively deal with emotional issues you are having at the moment.

      Also, Jon have answered this question in class today. When the replay becomes available, kindly listen to the replay at your most convenient time.

      Remember, feeling good and loving yourself are good signs that you are on the right path to weight loss.

      Hope this helps. We are with you on your journey!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

    • Natalie King says:

      Hi Peter, Well done you for sharing your thoughts, I have also read your previous posts. It sounds like you have had so much to deal with. What I get from your post is that you are a fighter as you have actively found ways to cope with the problems that have come your way. As you said the CBT and mindfulness have helped in the past, could you perhaps link in to them again now? I also appreciate what you say about having the time to fit everything in when you are also doing the visualisations from the GM program. I think I am going to try visualising that I have enough time to do all the things I want to do for myself (would be great if Jon could do one of these!)
      Please try and stick with what you are doing and hopefully the weight will continue to come off again, like you say hopefully it is just a plateau. I think getting support from this site and the facebook page can help to just find that strength to continue.
      You mentioned your daughter in the post does she receive support to help her with her mental health as this must be alot for you to carry on your own (I know even if she does get help you cant stop worrying as a parent)
      Stay strong and if possible try and link into Louise Hay (she set up Hay House Publishing), she has experienced alot of problems throughout her life but she has such a lovely spirit and some great affirmations to use, alot of her books come with CD's which are great to listen to in the car or have on at home it may be worth a look on you tube? This is from one of her books called 'Heart Thoughts' Each of us is doing the very best we can at this moment. If we knew better, if we had more understanding and awareness, we would do it differently. But since we're doing our best, we need to applaud ourselves for our efforts. (couldn't have said it better myself!!) Take care and remember to acknowledge all the good you are doing

      • Peter says:

        Thank you so much for this. Spirits are lifting again. I just know this programme is my best hope because it is the only thing that addresses stress, trauma, weight, eating and food.

        • Natalie King says:

          Glad you are feeling a bit brighter Peter, we all have those moments. Many years ago I used to suffer with depression which used to descend for no reason... I then came across a natural flower remedy called Mustard which is a Bach Flower and it really helped me with these episodes, I have never had a bad bout since and if ever I feel the dark cloud descending I take the remedy and it lifts (this shouldn't take the place of medication if prescribed by the doctor !! but can be used along side meds as they dont interact) I went on to study them and there are 38 which deal with all kinds of emotions, this may be worth you looking into as they are completely natural but may be able to help. Some others which may help are Larch for fear of failure. Gentian for depression caused after a setback. Impatiens for patience. Red Chestnut worry for others. Honeysuckle for going over events in the past. If you are in the UK the Bach Centre is a good website to start with - hope its useful - take care

    • Peter says:

      Thanks Kelly. Feeling much better now. I did OA for a while and they had a good saying: "this too shall pass" but somehow when the dark clouds descend it feels like they are here forever. I felt anxious about listening g to the recording so did not check it was available yesterday but will do so now.

  33. Hi Team & GM buddies,
    I enjoyed Brian Killian & Jon's discussion on fitness...I have such a huge inertia about getting on with thatโ€”the weight, and being in my 60's, and being mainly sedentary (I'm a writer, so when not doing household stuff (or watching The Vikings and Game of Thrones on tv), I'm sitting at the computer. (really appreciated the stretch moves for while you're sitting ๐Ÿ™‚ I've got some DVD's I ordered that are 15 minute/ 3x/week intense bursts with rest. Doesn't everybody here? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jon,does the "get thin, or get eaten" Tiger chase imagery contradict our "Safe and Protected" image we're trying to create? I'm guessing it's that Safe and protected is to help us deal with our chronic stresses? So the "tiger chase" is just to give us a jolt, right?

    Thanks
    S

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Sandra,

      We are glad to know that you have Brian and Jon's discussion on fitness. Applying what they have discussed regarding fitness and adding the Big 3's on your current meals plus doing Visualizations will definitely bring you to the right track!

      With the Visualizations, Safe and Protected and Get Thin or Get Eaten, you are definitely right on that.

      Keep up the good work! We believe in you!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  34. Deborah Williams says:

    Hi guys
    I would have considered myself post menopausal (not having had any symptoms for about 12 months) but I have found the flushes have resurrected themselves. Not terrible , but enough to let me know they are there. I have started the 'blankets on/blankets off ' routine again on most nights (a few times a night - nothing like it used to be), and am feeling the glow on some days (hightened & repetitive sometimes - other days ..nothing).
    Would my diet which is high in flaxseed oil & nuts (or something else) have triggered a hormonal adjustment which is reflecting in these symptoms?
    Loving all the new changes in my life - but hopefully the flushes can be 'put to bed'!
    TIA.
    XXX

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Deb,

      We suggest to cut back on the flax for a while and have some different nuts and seeds. Chia, hemp and walnut are some really nice ones.

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  35. Margie Chassman says:

    Would the morning visualization be effective laying down. I think I'd be more inclined to do it if I could roll over in bed in the morning upon waking up and get it out of out of the way before my resistance takes hold.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Margie,

      Yes you can do it lying or sitting down, as long as you feel comfortable in any position. One of the most important factor when doing the visualization is that
      you feel calm and serene during your visualization.

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  36. Mel says:

    Hello,

    My question is about the perfect image of ourselves that we need to pick for our visualizations.
    1- Is it more effective if it's one single image or can it be a bunch of inspiring images? 2- Does is have to be realistic so we feel it is possible to achieve it as we start to lose weight or can we, for example, pick a 20 year old's photo if we are 40 or 50 years old?

    Thank you.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Mel,

      Whatever works for you! Some people like to create an entire vision board while others stick to one photo. Your photo is your inspiration, you can go with one of you when you were younger, or another one of someone who is similar to your age that has a body that you aspire to have. You can also use one photo and then switch it out to whatever you find works best for you!

      Janine
      GM Team

  37. Deborah Williams says:

    Hi Guys
    Just reflecting on this weeks class (Fitness)โ€ฆโ€ฆ..
    I have been using the Gabriel Method Fitness each morning for a few weeks - I have had to back off because I have developed some lower back pain. I am guessing I was going at it way too hard but I was really enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Would this program fit the guidelines that Jon has discussed this week? How many times a week would you suggest that I do it. I have learnt from this weeks lesson, that I need to allow my body to rest between the exercise.
    Thanks heaps ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Deborah,

      If you have been doing the GM Fitness, this will definitely fit with the
      guidelines this week. You may do it 3x per week so not to give you chronic stress. Also, rest in between the exercise is important. The Guest Class for this week will definitely help you a lot. Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  38. Gabriel Method Team says:

    Hello Everyone,

    Hope you're all having a wonderful day so far. Just wanted to apologize to any of you who tried connecting with Jon today during his live Q & A session. Unfortunately we had some technical difficulties and as a result have to re-schedule this event, we're currently posting the details on this page:
    https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/new-you-new-year-2016/live-q-and-a-4/

    You'll definitely have a chance to connect with Jon again. Thanks for your patience!

    Cheers
    Geraldine
    (GM Team)

  39. Georgina Drew says:

    Can we talk about wine--specifically red wine? My cravings for dark chocolate and coffee are naturally reducing, which is good. I no longer crave the highs I get from them (at least not in the same way as before). Red wine, however, is that destress button I hit 1-2 times a week, usually with friends after work. I've had big breakthroughs on NYNY so far but the weight loss gains seem to be set back by even moderate amounts of wine (2 glasses per drinking session). I am not turning to it to self-sabotage but to amplify the joy I've been experiencing (though obviously it is short lived otherwise I wouldn't be writing this). Any thoughts or guidance?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Georgina,

      Let me share with you Jon's secret on how he began to change the way that he thought about the foods/drinks that he didn't want to consume. So lets take alcohol as an example. What worked for him, was to 're frame' it, and change the way he viewed it. Most people think of it as a relaxant, something social to do but instead he started to think of it as toxic and poisonous for his body. This little trick was very powerful for him, as he knew that he would never drink any other type of poison, so naturally his brain/mind stopped thinking about it as good and desirable but instead, didn't really want it. When you find that internal 'no' then you know that you have hit a very powerful internal place, and from here great change can occur. So, for you, I would say 'how can you re frame unhealthy foods, drinks, activities and thoughts' so that you don't desire them anymore? Then secondly, he used what he call, 'The Power of Substitution not Deprivation' So he became really great at creating for himself (& others!) amazing non-alcoholic drinks. Here's one of his favorite: Into the most gorgeous jug you can find, add mineral water or soda water as a base, then add in mint, basil, fresh lemons, limes, and other seasonal fruits such as big chunks of tangerines, watermelon, pineapple, cherries, pomegranate seeds etc etc... You can create gorgeous drinks by changing how you prepare your drinks... Blended or chopped? Wedges of fruit or fine slivers ? Big chunks, small chunks? Next you ask about restriction. In his experience, the feeling of deprivation can only happen when the conditions are right. Either A) you feel like you are missing out or B) You feel like there is not many options for you to choose from. Instead of closing down your options, try to keep expanding your repertoire of fresh ingredients, healthy ideas and inspiration so that you are always opening to new possibilities on your plate, and in your life. It may be very hard, but it is possible. The most important thing is to remember that we live in a HUGE world rich with options and choices. Life is always calling us to grow into being the very BEST that we can!

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  40. Flora Walls says:

    Hi:
    What recommendations do you have for someone with PCOS? I remember that the class that had to do with digestion mentioned that PCOS is reversible but did not go into detail. I've also seen books that deal with resetting your hormones by following a specific diet? How should I deal with the problem of PCOS or will it fix itself by following the Gabriel program?

    Another problem I have dealt with in recent years in emotional dysregulation. A few years ago I was a victim of workplace bullying and the toll that took on me emotionally was overwhelming. I still have constant thoughts that go through my head about that incident. I plan on participating in the cellular release/emotional release therapy with Paula Robbins sometime soon. Do you have other recommendations for me?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Flora,

      With regards to PCOS, it may seem awfully simple but perhaps just try the following for the next 30 days or so:

      1) Evening Visualization- This way, it won't be a problem if it makes you sluggish as its as you are going to sleep anyway. This is actually the most important step of all - and Jon often says "if there is nothing else you can manage to add to your life at the moment - just listen to the visualization" - and don't worry if it doesn't feel like its working - or that your mind wanders too much - it is working.

      2) Try to add the following to your daily meals - Protein, Omega 3's (best source is ground flax or Chia Seeds), and live foods (salads, juices)

      The next steps would be to try to include Probiotics (or if these are too costly - try sourcing Fermented food recipes to add to your meals). However, if this feels like too much - just try the first 2 steps and also ensure to get a good night's sleep each night (if there is a chance at all you may have Sleep Apnea - it is vital you get tested and if positive get fitted with a CPAP machine!). Try to take time out for yourself each day and do something that you love - to give yourself something to look forward to and also help with your stress.

      Also from the NYNY Resource Library, I suggest you watch the Hormone Balancing w/ Dr. Liebowitz.

      Regarding cellular release, you may also try Tapping for Weight Loss. To learn more about this, kindly click on the link below:

      http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/tapping-for-weight-loss-screening

      Or, you will find at your Resource Library within the NYNY program the Meridian Tapping for Weight Loss.

      Hope this helps!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  41. Siobhain Scanlon says:

    Hi,

    I have a question and an observation on my own progress.

    Question first, I have an underactive thyroid and I have a mental block against taking medication for it as I have to take it every day for the rest of my life. My mother has a lot of health problems and has been on up to 20 tablets a day at some points, I guess I associate taking tablets with poor health and pain. Are you aware of anyone improving thyroid issues with visualisations?

    For me the class on stress & emotions has been the most impactful to date as I knew it would be. I'm under a lot of stress lately with work and college. To be honest the only thing I have done on this course so far has been to listen to the lessons and the visualisations as I feel trying to change more things will only add to the existing stress. Things came to a head for me at the start of this week when I had a frank conversation with my manager re my future in my current job. I'm not happy and wanted to discuss other options, we had an open talk and I don't know as yet what will change but at least we've started the conversation. I got quite emotional with her even though I was trying not to do so. Talking to my friend later i ended up bawling crying when recounting the conversation again. I knew I have issues with asking for support but it was only when talking to my friend that i realised it as it was the first time I had spoken out about how stressed i was. My family dynamic was such that I ended up supporting other family members both emotionally and financially despite being the youngest in my family and I feel guilty when asking for help in any way. Then i feel overwhelmed and go into a negative spiral. i have being doing the 'safe' visualisation which does help. I'd consider myself quite self-aware however I'm pleased to say I am continuing to learn more as I go on this journey.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hello Siobhain,

      Thanks for reaching out and for sharing this with us.
      Here is what Jon usually says if someone has a medical condition. First they will need to seek advice from a medical expert. A second or even a third opinion can be sought if they are not happy or comfortable with their Doctor's advice. Jon definitely does not wish for you to go against your doctors' advice. All that Jon suggests adding are Omega 3's and Protein as well as live food that includes Greens but also other fruits and vegetables, so listening to visualization alone is not enough to help you in your ongoing journey
      to better health. In your case, you mentioned that you are having thyroid issues. Since Jon is not an expert on this field, maybe you can check this link of Andrea Beaman.

      http://www.andreabeaman.com/health/about-andrea-beaman

      Looks like you are right when you mentioned "progress". You are indeed making progress, the fact that you made a big step in talking to someone on how you feel is a good sign that you are on the right track. Keep those "progress" coming! We'd love to hear more of it or them I should say.

      -Jong- GM Team

  42. Lorna Spencer says:

    And....I cannot listen to yesterdays Fitness Class. Still comes up as "next session starts in.." I have logged out and then back in again, and it still is the same page? Help?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Lorna,

      Sorry about that. The replay is not yet available. We will upload the replay as soon as possible. I have also sent you an email regarding this concern.

      We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you
      for your continued patience.

      - Kelly, The GM Team

  43. Lorna Spencer says:

    Hi Everyone! Well This has been the most interest 3 weeks. Looking forward to the next two, and then repeating it all over again! I made the connection last Friday! Bawled the whole way through Paul North's class. I am definitely a product of, "motivation through deep disapproval and criticism" generation. It is still continuing, and now I understand why I get rid of people that do that to me, or are bullies! I went immediately to the bottom of the roller coaster, and consciously turned to food. It was like I was out of my body for a bit. It didn't last long, which is unusual. I didn't over eat or stay down for even 30 minutes. I have been doing the visualizations alot, but the Hawaiian chant he gave us has been instrumental for me. It really keeps me in the moment, and I use it all day everyday. Also I keep repeating, "I am not my thoughts" over and over again. With that chant he gave us, I have been forgiving people, and myself all weekend. I think I am doing everything I can do short of going back in time. I have also lost 6 lbs without dieting! Time will tell with that though! Thanks to Jon and his team.

  44. Peter says:

    Sadly I can't stay up until 1.30am tonight to listen live. I tried it the first week and whilst it was great, lack of sleep creates proper physical cravings so week one went a bit off course. I do have a question / concern about this week. My main issues are emotional trauma and ongoing chronic inescapable stressor. The trauma includes very early childhood sexual abuse and being sent to boarding school aged 8 for abandonment, and emotional abuse. Main current stressor is daughter with personality disorder living with us with her 7 month old daughter. My wife who has mental health issues is struggling as our daughter fails to look after her daughter properly. Just to add to the joy the baby's father turned out to be a convicted sex offender. So I need to feel safe (have had loads of therapy without which I suspect I would have given up completely) but I have grave doubts about the get thin or GET EATEN. Get thin to be able to fight them off feels good. Feeling safe enough to take off the protective armour. Imagining myself as a Japanese monk doing self defense.. would be great to get John's thoughts on this during the session.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Peter,

      We suggest you do perhaps the Visualization โ€œSafe, Strong and Protectedโ€, a session or two of Cellular release which we offer with the Ultimate Coaching Experience or try Tapping as a stress release(http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/tapping-for-weight-loss-screening). These will help you to feel better emotionally and more in control, and gradually will also help you to feel better physically. Then once you are feeling stronger and more positive, you can begin to find other healthier and more positive coping strategies.

      Hope this helps.

      - Kelly, The GM Team

  45. Julia Giunta says:

    Will I still be able to access all of the information (audio, video, visualizations etc) in the members area after the 5 weeks is over? Or do I need to download it someway? Please let me know as there is so much information and it will take a long time to process it all as Jon says. Thank you.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Julia,

      Having purchased the program, you will have access to the materials for as long as you want. Also you may be able to download them to your computer or mobile device.

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  46. Helen B says:

    HI Jon and crew,

    Doing great.. and what i have noticed is I have have a lot of gas. I am eating on track ๐Ÿ™‚
    Taking Probiotics in the morning with Lemon water. The ones I am taking are:
    Jarrow Formulas, Ultra Jarro-Dophilus & Jarrow Formulas, Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS,
    Also taking dig enzymes - Garden of Life, Omega-Zyme, Digestive Enzyme Blend, 180 Veggie Caplets
    Doing the Garden of Life Super Greens in the morning and starting to eat fermented veggies before meals. Also bone soup with curcumin with collagen and nutritional yeast.
    Also started activating my almonds ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have started having extra gas during the day and evening. Is there another dig enzyme I need? or Probiotic? Or something else you would recommend. The good news is I am not eating too much these days..

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Helen,

      Great to hear that you are no longer eating that much these days. Looks like you are off to a good start, except of course with the extra gas you are talking about. When you take the probiotics and digestive enzymes
      make sure to take them with food as they can cause some gas if you take them
      without. And if you are taking chia seeds it is important to drink water as they absorb a lot of water.

      Live foods may increase gas, but it is more about certain live foods that
      you may be more sensitive to. Some foods that cause gas in some people
      donยดt in others and vice versa.

      Keeping a food diary for a few weeks might allow you to track the ones that you are particularly sensitive to.

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  47. Trish Ahmer says:

    I have just listened to the replay of the session with Paul North and would like to thank both Paul and Jon for this session. As a therapist and a proponent of Mindfulness in my work with others, it was the biggest reminder to me that I have not been practicing what I preach anywhere near what I could have been doing for myself, and that I do have these skills and these beliefs and need to be using them every day for myself as well as for others. It was certainly the prod I needed to be thinking about myself and taking the time to be present with myself in this busy life. Thank you for a great session. Namaste.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Trish,

      We are glad to know you are enjoying the program. Hoping you will enjoy the remaining few weeks with us! Keep up the Good work, we believe in you!

      - Kelly, The GM Team

  48. Sandi Elmore says:

    Wow! I REALLY resonated with Paul North's talk. I understand that my feeling of my body betraying me is me inflicting pain upon myself. I also had the thought that if God gave me this most amazing, wondrous organism that is my body, I must be worthy of amazing, wondrous things. I didn't get this body because I am worthless. Things are changing on a level I haven't touched in a very long time. Thank you for this!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Sandi,

      We are happy that you are happy with the changes you are experiencing. You are definitely on the right path. We are with you all the way!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  49. Ellen Ilfeld says:

    Hi folks, where did Paul North's 10 minute mindfulness meditation get put? It was awesome and I want to add it to my daily self-care!

  50. Jacki Osmand says:

    Hi team,
    I am getting error code 2035 whenever I try to access the Guest classes for week 1 -3. (just tried Paul North's class). As suggested when I bought this up last week, I have logged out of program and re logged in. I am using the Firefox browser in case there may be an issue there.
    I am able to listen to all other sessions.
    Jacki

  51. Betsy says:

    Hello Jon and team,

    I have been listening to every class; doing the meditations; making my green smoothies and I am feeling better/different. It has been so helpful to hear other people because so much of what they are working on is the same for me. This last week with stress and emotions has been really key and the Q & A was amazing. Do you have meditations around the "not worth while" or "I don't deserve" self-talk? I have been listening lots to the "Safe, Strong and Protected" meditation and it is soothing. But I know that emotions are a big part of my issues. Are there other visualizations?

    thanks, betsy

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Betsy,

      You may try the Evening Visualization or the Living Goddess Visualization. These visualizations will surely help you on your journey to weightloss.

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  52. Rhonda Ripplinger says:

    Hi Jon & Team~
    Doing the "Safe, Strong, & Protected" visualization surprised me by bringing up two strong emotions. (1) Regarding the angel, I felt much resistance, thinking: "Surely an angel would have much better things to do than hang around little ol' me." And, (2) the mention of parents brought up a lot of unexpected pain. I've always stuffed my emotions as deeply as possible and really don't know how to deal with them, so am looking forward to Paul North's presentation. Thank you to all of you for all you do. <3
    Rhonda ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Amy Weiner says:

    Hi Jon and Team,

    I recently received lab test results informing me that I have high waking cortisol levels, which definitely explains my recent fatigue, weight gain, and inability to shed fat, despite eating a clean diet and working out regularly. What methods to you recommend in order to lower cortisol levels into a more optimal range?

    Amy

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Amy,

      The most important thing you can do is to visualise every day as it appears that stress is the major contributor for you at the moment. It might seem like a simple thing to do but visualization will help to reduce your stress (and therefore cortisol levels in your body). You may start with the Safe, Strong & Protected which you can find in the Visualization Library.

      Hope this helps!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  54. Chris says:

    Hi again Team, I used to drink about 6 cups of tea each day. ( not with sugar, but with milk.) I used to crave carbohydrate (bread, muffins) in the afternoons. My general diet apart from those two things has been pretty good - full marks to my wife! Most mornings for a long time I have had a green drink and Garden of Life 'Raw meal' protein drink each morning for more than a year. Typically a chicken and salad sandwich for lunch, dinner usually things that you would consider healthy.
    Starting on this course I cut out drinking tea and drank a lot of water with fresh lemon or lime juice and cut out bread etc altogether. The result of this was constant headache and low back pain - possibly kidneys. Today I weakened and had a total of 3 cups of tea, a sandwich for lunch. The headache and low back pain went away. Is this a "healing crisis"? Am I better to phase into the food part of the program more gradually? I have some sleep problems more complicated than just sleep apnea, but the last couple of nights were shockers, waking every hour or so which no doubt contributed to me feeling so bad during the day. Apart from the aches I had no energy and just wanted to sit around all day.
    Finally does Quinoa count as a grain or a seed - to be avoided?
    Regards,
    Chris

  55. Chris says:

    Hello Team, on Jon's advice I contacted Body Ecology here in Australia (As I had my Gall Bladder removed many years ago)
    Is this what he suggests? Regards, Chris

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your email and yes the product is called Livamend - http://yourdigestion.com.au/collections/mineral-support/products/livamend

    We find, If youโ€™re constipated best to take 1 - 3 x 3 day on an empty stomach or if normal bowels 1 - 3 x 3 day with food.

    Best wishes,

    Naomi ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Maria Huntโ€™s assistant)

    MARIA HUNT

    Spokesperson for AGM Foods
    Head of Australia Body Ecology &
    Senior Body Ecology Advisor

    Surgery
    79 Silver Street
    MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204
    AUSTRALIA

    bodyecology@mariahunt.com.au
    http://www.yourdigestion.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/yourdige

  56. Lorna Spencer says:

    Hi every one. Just a quick comment. I really want to thank everyone that calls in to the Live Q&A. I have identified with so many of you, and have learned so much from Jon's advice to you all. I am unable to participate, but really appreciate all your honesty and guts!! I really identified with Bill's comment this week. Something is changing, and it is good. First day I was terrified, and by Friday I felt I had lost 10lbs (not a reality unfortunately). By Sunday that first week, I had introduced the Safe and Protected visualization, and boy I had such a negative reaction to it. Den said leave, and so I did. I kept up with the basics. Relax, do what you can, but keep up with the visualizations. Now in week 3, I am not hungry or obsessing about food. My workouts are a very different. I use to want it over in 10 minutes. I have much more energy, and have no problems completing the workouts. Jon said there will be ups and downs, and I believe him, but this visualization is the secret! I have returned to the Safe and Protected visualization, and I am loving it now. My pattern is to do what is suggested, as it is suggested, and the changes are coming. No excuses, just trying to decode this body and mind. Thanks again to you all.

  57. Daniel Esposto says:

    How can I download the Visualizations so I can listen to when I am not on Wifi?

  58. Mel says:

    I made the Almond and Orange Cake from the GM cookbook. I can't tell you how delicious it is. I had very sweet and ripe organic blood oranges from a friend's garden and I didn't even cook them. I just put them in the food processor and followed the instructions. The cake is really really tasty. I am just wondering if I can have a piece on it's own or do I have to add omega 3s or anything?
    Thank you.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Mel,

      Sounds like you created a more delicious version of the Almond and Orange Cake. Good for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Regarding your question, The recipe itself are both healthy and delicious, so there's no harm in adding anything that will make it healthier as long as it is taken in moderation.

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  59. Margie Chassman says:

    Hi Jon, should one not take a probiotic before drinking warm lemon water? I would think it would wash the benefits away. I've been waiting till after the warm lemon water, then my probiotic (flora trex) then I wait 5 minutes and I have a protein shake. I don't take enzymes with the protein shake since its liquid and easily digestible. Is this correct?

  60. Margie Chassman says:

    I went shopping for enzymes and there are so many the choice its overwhelming. I found one from Bluebonnet with Betaine, HCL, plus pepsin. But the sales rep recommended Garden of Life Raw Enzymes (22 enzymes, high potency, full spectrum digestive enzymes, powerful probiotics and raw food vitamin and minerals) because it's more comprehensive. It does not list HCL as Donna Gates recommended so I was torn. I went with the Garden of Life jar. Did I choose the inferior option?
    Also, if you are having an unhealthy meal (Chinese spare ribs) should you avoid taking enzymes with that meal since it is unhealthy and you wouldn't want improved absorption?

    • Margie Chassman says:

      Hi Jon, can you please answer this question as well. These questions are four days old. I gave up on my sleep questions of three weeks ago but thought these two questions were the type you would answer. Now that you hopped over my two questions, and answered everybody else's, I'm wondering why that is.
      Thanks
      Margie ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gabriel Method Team says:

        Hi Margie,

        We apologize for the late response and we apologize if we missed your comment. Garden of Life is a great product. And it is even better to take enzymes to help absorb whatever nutrition is in your foods, it does not aid in absorption of the rest.

        Hope this helps.

        - Kelly, The GM Team

  61. Natalie King says:

    Hi I just wanted to say thank you for raising some of the points from my very long post with Jon in the Q&A session. I will definitely make time to do the visualisations, one question I did have with the evening one can I do this earlier in the evening and do I have to have my eyes closed when I do this. The only reason I ask is I was thinking I could listen when I am taking my make up off at night and applying my growing supply of face creams etc (must be an age thing!!!) Do I need to have my eyes closed to visualise - thanks again

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Natalie,

      You are most welcome. Glad to hear that you'll find time in doing the visualizations. Please try to watch the introduction video of your Visualization Library to learn how and why we are practicing visualization for weight loss, and how it can be one of the most powerful tools for change in your life. Jon will also mention the correct way of doing the visualizations.

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

      • Natalie King says:

        Hi Jong - have watched once but will do that again - did the evening visualisation around 6pm last night and really enjoyed it - no cravings and felt completely different in myself. Will maintain this going forward - thanks for the support - Natalie

  62. Hi. I really wish I could make the Wednesday night Q&As cause i realized how much just having some clear cut responses and direction like i heard from yesterday night would help me. Here's a bit of my background and my question, hoping Jon might have some helpful advice to help me get my faith back up.

    Discovered the gabriel method in a desparate internet search last november. i am 45, have 4 children (aged 15-3), work full time in a stressful job and have been struggling with my weight since my father committed suicide just before my college graduation. Weight gain got worse after having children in my first marriage and again after I remarried 7 years ago... so clearly my relationships with men as part of the equation.

    In fact, after reading the chapter on emotional obesity and feeling that tension trying to imaging a beautiful thin me, I got myself back into therapy and have been using occular movement integration to try to unearth some of the stuff around my traumas. I'm continuing with the therapy.

    So far, what i know is for me being a strong, successful, thin beautiful woman is associated with mysoginistic ideas about being cold, dominating, castrating, unlovable and inaccessible, so my fat has been my way of making myself seem less intimidating and unlovable, which has also been linked to my sabotaging my financial and career success too in my life.

    the reason i am writing is that I feel i'm currently blocked in sabotaging myself with the gabriel method too and that scares me into fearing i may hijack this solution as I have others. When i first started the visualizations in november, i felt my cravings reduce, experienced some reduction in bloating and temporary weight loss, had rather miraculous increases in my appetite for healthy clean foods. But then as soon as stress or for that matter fear of success hits, I almost push myself back into eating sugars and carbs, almost against my bodies will often coz its now so clear to me that when i do my energy falls through the floor and i get depressed and for the first time i even get digestive problems which means my food sensitivities had (wonderfully) even begun to show...but the urge to sabotage is too strong to fight. it feels like a mix of wanting to escape being present to reality (coz the sugar fog is my "drug") being afraid of loss of carbs (as i now realize these will one day have do disappear from my life) and now, wallowing in a sense of failure because my body will not have improved in time for the beach vacation i have coming up in 3 weeks (wanting that was part of what got me on the internet and to finding jon in november).

    i try to remind myself that this is for the long-haul, and to focus on the visualizations and not battle with my body about the food...but the strength of my urges to sabotage scares me... is there more I can at least do about that?

  63. Alice says:

    What is the view on cod liver oil as a source of omega 3s?

  64. CHRISTINE says:

    Hello! I'm a big fan of crockpot/slow cooker cooking. I usually put in free range chicken and a bunch of vegetables and store-bought sauces. Do you have any ideas for good, healthy, digestive-friendly sauces? Thank you!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Christine,

      I would suggest you try out your E-Recipe Book. There are lots of delicious and healthy recipes available in there. You can access it on "Your Resource Library".

      -Jong- GM Team

  65. Moonika says:

    Tonight I did some pretty neat Gabrielisation of my food - making meaballs for my vegetable soup I used ground flaxseeds instead of breadcrumbs. Worked rather well, certainly the meatballs stayed intact ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Hi Jon (or Nadia?)

    I've pretty much eliminated bread from my life, but on occasion when we go out for breakfast, I've had a slice of sourdough toast. I read, somewhere, that sourdough was alkaline and therefore not bad for your body as wheat. What do you think?

    Thanks
    Sandy

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Sandra,

      The Gabriel Method insists that you are able to eat whatever you want, therefore there is no restriction on eating bread of any kind. However, Jon personally stays away from bread, although sourdough is a good alternative we can't confirm yet that sourdough is alkaline. We would suggest to take sourdough bread in moderation.

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  67. Natalie King says:

    Hi i've just listened to Stress & Emotions core class and it has answered but also raised some questions for me.
    Since starting the program I have adapted my diet but this doesn't seem to be suiting me. I'm having stomach cramps like I used to have years ago with IBS and I think it may be that I am having too much fibre and this is upsetting my system. So do I go back to how I was eating which was Patrick Holford Low GL which seemed to suit. I do have low ferritin, at it's lowest it was 8 and highest 33 at the moment it has gone back to 17 but I know I wasnt taking my tablets (iron citrate) over the last few months as I just go fed up with the whole routine, but I dont absorb iron like lots of othr people, have looked into leaky gut but nutritionist didnt think this was a problem. I take probitic, digestive enzymes.
    I think my problems are more emotional that food based. I realise by listening that over the months/years my body has naturally pushed me to eat better, exercise and I do this for approx a month and then I either get a migraine or feel exhausted and this sets me back and I panic that I am doing too much (years ago I has Chronic Fatigue and was told to do half of what I think I can and my body has obviously listened!!)
    My problem now is that I crave an Alcoholic drink at 5-6pm, I dont really eat much sweet food, is this my bodies way of getting its sugar fix. I get annoyed that this happens and then feel frustrated that I am not more in control of my cravings.
    I had a difficult/long birth with my daughter (5 days) which ended with emergency c section, I was offered counselling as they were concerned I may suffer PTSD but I was ok but I did say I wouldnt have another baby until I lost the weight (I have never lost the weight or had any more children and my daughter is now 12) I have had alot of loss over the last 6 years 3 grandparents, father-in-law and my Dad just over a year ago. I moved away from parents when my daughter was 2 and shortly after my Dad was diagnosed with early dementia, which then made me feel guilty for moving (my parents never made me feel like this, they were happy that I had moved to a nicer area)
    Then when we had moved we did building work which should have taken 3 months and took 9 I was very stressed and kept getting shaky episodes and feeling cold, not sure if it was blood sugar related when in to hospital and got tested and all was okay. But one bad episode happened when my husband was working abroad, I started shaking, felt very afraid and the only thing that stopped it was eating. I now hate to be cold and this ring bells with Famine and Temperature for switching on FAT programs. I just wonder how i deal with all of these issues and which one do I start with first. `the first 10 days I didnt crave a drink at all but it is now there in the background challenging me, I now understand it but I just want to feel how I did at the start and to know what are the best steps for me to take now. I am doing the Safe Strong and Protected. One last thing when I did the "Feeling Safe" test I felt guilty for getting the attention, ive spoken to my husband, he just says I dont know why your worried about getting attention, I know I wouldnt stray, h says I should take it as a compliment. I wonder if its because with all the weight ive put on I feel invisible and i'm afraid to change that.
    Sorry this is such a long post but all these things have been going round in my head and I just want to get some better understanding. I appreciate your comments and feedback!!!

  68. Alice says:

    Another question! After listening to Donna Gates' talk could some clarification please be provided on digestive enzymes (apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but given they seem to be such an important component I want to make sure I am getting it right! Up until now I have been taking only plant based derived enzymes).

    I think Donna says: Take a digestive enzyme with hydrochloric acid and pepsin for protein meals; take a pancreatic enzyme to assist with digestion in the small intestine and take plant enzymes for vegetarian meals. Does this mean we should take two different digestive enzymes with each meal (ie one for protein/vegetarian food and one for pancreatic enzyme?)

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Alice,

      Since they are different enzymes they perform different functions. You can try to take both and see how you feel or alternate as well. Each person is different so it is important to test to see what works for you best.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  69. Mel says:

    If I cook a whole chicken with bones and skin for 6 hours and strain will I have a bone broth? Or do I need to have just bones without any meat and skin to make a broth?
    Thank you.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Mel,

      We wouldnโ€™t recommend cooking a whole chicken for 6 hours. What I would recommend is to cook or roast the chicken and enjoy this as your first meal. Once the bones are picked clean (they donโ€™t have to be too clean) you can boil the bones for 6 hours (make sure to add vinegar to cool water and soak for at least 20 minutes to leach the minerals out). If you cooked the whole chicken for such a long time the meat would become bland and tough as all of its goodness would have been sucked out of it and into the broth. If you just want the broth itโ€™s ok, but you get great bone broth with just the bones so you might as well enjoy the chicken separately beforehand.

      Hope this helps.

      - Kelly, The GM Team

  70. Alice Felman says:

    Hi everyone. Just wondering what the view on rice malt syrup is? I have been told it is fructose free and therefore has less of an effect on insulin spiking as compared to other sweeteners which contain fructose (including coconut sugar - which I love!!) Your views would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Alice,
      Although Rice Malt Syrup also known as Brown Rice Syrup does not contain fructose, it has a lot of glucose. Glucose is vital to your health, but these days, no one is lacking in glucose, just the opposite. Here are Some Sugars that I think are better choices: Stevia, Coconut Palm sugar and Xylito.

      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  71. Mel says:

    If we have no access to flax seeds or chia seeds, is it ok to take a fish oil capsule with our protein and live food meal?
    Thank you.

  72. Lynne BP says:

    Hello
    Last week Donna Gates mentioned the Emotion Code to deal with emotional issues. Do you know anything about this? How does it compare to emotional release Melinda coaches?
    Thank you
    Lynne

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Lynne,

      While both the Emotion Code and Coach Melinda's emotional release tackles releasing of trapped emotions that often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties, Coach Melinda's practice strongly focuses on building relationship with lost and fractured pieces of self, which is done through clearing trauma on all levels โ€“ mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. She specializes in teaching people how to develop their natural awareness of the energetic and metaphysical world, and its interplay with oneโ€™s physical body, thoughts, emotions and behavior.
      Hope this helps.

      -Jong- GM Team

  73. Marielle Hamelin says:

    Hello Jon,
    You method is brought to us as a diet free.
    I was surprised to hear that I would have to avoid breads, pasta, grains and even beans and lentils .
    Even the sourdough bread I use to make, I should not eat !
    It sounds to me very restrictive.
    Even if I know that I have to go slow, being told that, after two weeks in the program is pretty shocking.
    I am vegetarian. After the last class, I wonder which are my protein options ?
    Is tofu still good for me to eat ?
    I dont want to feed myself with only whey and hemp protein powder!
    I really feel on a diet ! And to me, that is what it is !
    Feel like I have been fooled... โ˜น๏ธ

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Marielle,

      Focus more on adding in great nourishing foods rather than on restriction or deprivation.

      Even if you are choosing to have some of those other things, be gentle with yourself and at the same time add in The Big 3 (protein, live foods and omega 3s).

      In time you may find that you effortlessly shift away from breads, pasta, etc.

      Vegetarian protein sources include sprouts, raw activated nuts and seeds, raw nut and seed butters and if you eat them, good quality eggs.

      I don't like tofu as it is mostly genetically modified and can contribute to hormonal issues if eaten too much. But again, this is not about restriction, if you do choose to have tofu, just do it with awareness and consume other great nourishing foods with it.

  74. Jacki Osmand says:

    Hi team,
    I am unable to watch either of the guest lectures, I have an error message #2035 when I click on each one.
    Hoping you can fix the glitch
    Jacki

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Jacki,

      Sorry about that! I am able to play them using my Chrome and Safari browsers. I would recommend that you log out and then back in and see if that helps. If you are using another browser and it is still not working for you, please email help@thegabrielmethod.com for further help.

      Janine
      GM Team

  75. Natalie King says:

    Hello I cant open anything from week 3, is anyone else having a problem, just says coming soon!

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Natalie,

      Week 3's first Core Class: Stress & Emotions should be up now. If it doesn't work, I recommend you log out and log back in, this should reset your browser.

      Janine
      GM Team

  76. Helen B says:

    Hi Jon, WOW just listen to the Donna Gates talk... so much information. Where is the best place to start as it is a lot.... ๐Ÿ™‚ Look forward to following her work and including it more
    Thank YOU

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Helen,

      Yes! It's a lot of info. Wherever you feel it is easiest to start, is usually a good place. This way you won't feel overwhelmed and can start small and then build from there.

      Janine
      GM Team

  77. Lynne BP says:

    Hi there
    I was wondering what exactly is the sweetner xylitol and it is recommended as we see it quite a bit in health foods. I did notice how Donna Gates only speaks of Stevia.

    Also I am trying to figure out a way to cut sugar out of my diet and balance proteins. I was at the health food store and found Raw Protein shakes by Garden of Life which are sweetened with stevia. What do you think of these? I do remember Jon speaking highly of this brand.

    Thank you
    Lynne

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Lynne,

      Jon used to use Xylitol more, but has moved away from it as it can be highly processed. Now Jon sticks with coconut palm sugar or stevia (from leaves, not the highly processed white powder or clear liquid).

      In general Garden of Life is a great brand. They recently had a recall on one of their products. I recommend you research their products before purchasing that specific product.

      Janine
      GM Team

      • Lynne BP says:

        Hi Janine
        Can you explain what Stevia I am looking for ? I've only seen it as a liquid (which is what I have here) and white powder. And how will I now I am purchasing the right product ?
        Thank you
        Lynne

  78. Re. Dr gates' advice, are we also eventually supposed to aim to reduce healthy carbs like brown rice, beans aND lentils?

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Anouk,

      Jon stays away from grains and lentil in general as they can be inflammatory on the system. Sprouted legumes help remove the starch which decreases the inflammatory response.

      Janine
      GM Team

  79. Barbara Delgado says:

    When I download the lectures or visualizations to my iPhone I still have no be connected to internet or cellular to listen. Next week I will be in the Sierras and out of range. How can I download the audios to my iPhone?
    Thanks

  80. Sandi Elmore says:

    I just got done listening to the Guess Class with Donna Gates. There is an extraordinary amount of information and it's all very good information. After listening, I went online to see where/how I could purchase her products. I found them, but they are very expensive. Are there other, comparable products that are more affordable? If anybody has found them, please post. I'm committed to this, but not wealthy!! Thank you very much.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Sandi,

      We recommend searching for comparable products at your local health food store or sometimes you can buy in bulk online. Garden of Life may have some comparable products.

      Good luck!

      Janine
      GM Team

  81. Jay says:

    Good day John,

    I would like to record a note of progress, and concern. On a note of success, I feel like I am successfully losing my taste for the exceptionally additive salt/sodium based snacks. This is a great surprise to me, as they are so omnipresent. This has been starting the program two weeks ago.

    On a note of concern, I am starting to feel my body push back hard already against my modest efforts, such as eating more salads, taking a probiotic, and continuing exercise.

    In the past, when push comes to shove, and as I think now, the fat programs have(had)me in an absolute death grip...I already have put back on some the hard fought weight that I lost.

    I look forward to your presentation on Monday, and hope the information contained therein will help me break the code and break free.

    Thank you

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Jay,

      Thank you for sharing your progress with us.

      Just continue with the Visualizations and adding the Big 3's to your usual food intake. What you are experiencing at the moment is a normal reaction of your body to the wonderful changes you are having. Week 5 would be a great help to you as it will discuss about Mind and Body connection. Keep up the good work! We believe in you!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  82. Ellen Ilfeld says:

    I have a question about beans and lentils and hummus. I tend to eat very low-carb to keep my blood sugar balanced. But I have been eating some legumes. What does Jon recommend in relation to including beans, lentils, etc.?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Ellen,

      Legumes are very starchy, which can cause insulin problems.
      However if they're sprouted, then they're fine because the
      starch is gone. Taste great on salads that way.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  83. Rhonda Ripplinger says:

    Greetings and thanks for all the wonderful material. Quick question: My son takes Prilosec every day to be able to function. He has had bleeding ulcers (had two blood transfusions). Did I understand Donna to say enzymes will aid this issue? I would so love to be able to help him.
    Thank you.

  84. Angela Plati says:

    Hi Jon & Team,
    I have a question regarding fermented foods. I have heard you talk about sourkrout but I find it hard to digest cabbage. Would it still be a good fermented food to eat and could you recommend others?
    Thanks, Angela

  85. Siobhain Scanlon says:

    Thought I'd share an experience I had this evening here. I haven't yet made any radical changes to my diet as I'm focusing more on managing my stress. I'm waiting on an online order of probiotics and digestive enzymes at present. So in the meantime I've decided to wait before changing everything up so as to see how the visualisations are helping. I have noticed my appetite has lessened but didn't realise to what extent till today. i had a day off today and started the morning with a smoothie, lunch was oat bread with avocado & tuna and I had an apple and bag of popcorn at some point in the day. Time for dinner and I was feeling really lazy so ordered a takeout which I haven't done in ages. I ordered fries and a chicken kebab. When it arrived I ate about a 3rd of each, i had no appetite for it. I found myself craving an apple instead. I did something i rarely do which is throw away food. My sinuses have also been very bad since i ate the food, sneezing and with tissue close to hand. my body is turning against the crappy food ๐Ÿ™‚
    I'll start adding in the live food more and the probiotics, etc next week however I thought it was worthwhile to see what changes are beginning to creep in already. Can't wait for next steps...

  86. Julia Giunta says:

    During the last Q & A I heard someone ask about exercise. I tried to go back to the email to access the video about exercise that Jon referred to but it no longer is accessible, it only says the program is closed for now please leave your email. Is it possible for the exercise video or information to be posted to the members area as I feel ready to begin some exercise and don't no what would be suggested. Thank you

  87. Jerie Bucko says:

    Hi Jon and Team - I also have sleep issues. It's a long story but here it goes. I was having severe leg cramps during the night and 7 or 8 times a night. Finally had a sleep study done and it turns out that my breathing became very shallow during sleep and depriving my muscles of oxygen. I was prescribed oxygen during the night only. I still couldn't sleep. I assume it's because of all the months of waking repetitively. After 8 nights of lille (2 hours or so) to no sleep the doctor prescribed sleep med. Now I slept better but was sleepy all day. So I was prescribed another med to help keep me awake during the day. I tried to go off the sleep med but literally got 0 sleep for about 76 hours or more. I gave up and went back on the med. I don't know what to do. Can I try quitting it again and push through the lack of sleep? I really didn't think a body could possibly go that long without sleep. Please know that I am not given to exaggeration. I take so many meds for fibromyalgia, Sjogren's syndrome, heart disease and menopausal issues. I want to taper off those that I can. Any suggestions about the sleep meds specifically?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Jerie,

      Jon recommends always following your doctor's recommendations. However, if you feel that perhaps there could be other options you could seek a second or even third medical opinion - to try to find a Medical Practitioner who might be more open to other options and happy to work in conjunction with other holistic approaches.

      Also, without any medications, you may simply try doing the Evening Visualization. This may really help in regards to fixing your sleeping problems.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  88. Ammu says:

    Dear Jon and the team,
    I couldn't attend yesterday's Q&A session, and I haven't had a chance to listen to the replay yet, so I hope I am not asking something that's already been discussed.
    Is it just me, or is anyone else undergoing rather significant - shall we say - digestive distress? Ever since I started taking my probiotics, digestive enzymes and adding salads and fermented food to every meal, I have had real issues with my digestion. I suppose this is just one indication of how out of whack my system is, but I guess I'm just looking for a little reassurance! Is it possible to get a time-frame of how long it might take to settle?
    On the bright side, I find I cannot stand to binge on anything sweet anymore, and this is something that I used to have major trouble with. I'm still working on cutting out salty/spicy snacks, but I'm happy to take baby steps!
    Thanks so much, and I hope everyone is making great progress!
    Ammu

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Ammu,

      Another suggestion would be to reduce inflammatory foods - such as grains, coffee, dairy and alcohol besides taking Pro-biotics and adding fermented foods to your diet. This will help your gut to heal and the Pro-Biotics and fermented foods (such as Sauerkraut, non-dairy yoghurt, Kimchi, etc) will help repopulate his gut with healthy bacteria.

      This being said, Every person's body is different and the changes
      you are making will last a lifetime. Your body is adjusting to all these wonderful changes and not all people have same timeframe with regards to healing time.

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

      • Ammu says:

        Thanks so much, Kelly! The only dairy I eat is yoghurt. But I do eat grains. Maybe I should start reducing how much of them I eat. Have eased off on the raw veggies, and am now eating them cooked. Will switch back slowly once I do feel better.
        Best,
        Ammu

  89. Mel says:

    Hello,
    I don't have a gallbladder and I have really tried (for many hours) to find a digestive enzyme on iherb which includes bile. I have heard Jon say this many many times and I did the detox with you last time and went through the same process but I was unsuccessful in finding one! Would it be very hard for Jon to find one for us, since so many people always ask this same question and get the same answer from Jon and yet, it is not easy to find it out there.
    Thank you.

  90. Nicole Briggs says:

    Hi!
    I understand you have a money back guarantee. I would like to cancel the NYNY program. I wrote a message a few days again and haven't heard back yet.
    The info you have is great but with all the reading I do on the topic I'm not learning anything new. Thank you for helping so many people!
    I would like to resolve this today. Thank you for your prompt attention.
    Best,
    Nicole

  91. Margie Chassman says:

    I have insomnia every single night of the week, and this has been going on for years. A lot of the time I am able to fall asleep, and the evening visualization helps a lot, but I always wake up 3 or 4 hours later and can not fall back to sleep. I've been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue phase 4 from an ND after taking a saliva test. I think my insomnia is rooted in deep depression due to a tragedy and my life is extraordinarily stressful.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Margie,

      Sorry to hear about your insomnia. It sounds like you have diagnosed the roots of the issue. The more you focus on healing the root causes the easier it will become for your body to relax and feel safe enough to sleep through the night.

      Janine
      GM Team

    • Margie Chassman says:

      I continue to wake up 4 am in the morning. My weight gain began when I took myself off Wellabrutin (an antidepressant) and klonpin (a sleep aid). I didn't sleep for eight weeks. My body size blew up. Now I'm able to fall asleep but wake up after 4 hours. Besides being shot for the day, the weight keeps piling on. Please advise.

  92. Gail Thurston says:

    Hi There Jon,
    How do you feel Dr. Rosedale's eating approach fits into the Gabriel Method?

    Also, I'm not familiar with Bone Broth? What and how do I find this?

    Thank you!

  93. Claude Davila says:

    I went through the recipe book. I have questions.

    1) The breakfast smoothies suggest that for protein either a egg can be used or protein powder. What type of protein powder is this in reference to and more specifically what brand/s so that I know what I can buy.

    2) This is my 3rd attempt at the Gabriel Method. The first two times I ran into issues and I do take responsibility for that. I tried a dessert and the lunch and the dinner in the recipe book. I made myself the same lunch and dinner (bite size burgers) and accompanied it with a Gabriel salad but I felt deprived because the meat portions were too small and I was very hungry ( I felt like I was starving) and I ended up binge out of frustration. What am I doing wrong ?

    I wanted to start small that is why I made one dessert from the recipe and tried one of the lunch recipes and used it for dinner as well. Perhaps I wont feel that way once I start adding a breakfast and snack? I still felt like the meat portions were too small so I panicked. I need feedback.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Claude,

      We recommend using SunWarrior.com protein powders that are great to add to smoothies! We do understand your frustrations, but with The Gabriel Method, we do not focus on how much to eat, but on the foods to eat.The three most important things to follow is to make sure each meal contains Omega 3s,Protein and fresh fruits and vegetables. Some people do better with 3 meals a day, other better with 6 meals a day. It is able experimenting and seeing what works for you as an individual since we are all different. Hope this helps. - Jong - GM Team

  94. Eveline Jansen says:

    Hi Jon,

    Dr Rosedale talks about grams of protein per person, now is the amount grams total or the protein in the total, e.g. an egg has only so many grams of protein, not the whole egg, so not 60 grams, may be like 10 or so.
    So wat is Dr Rosedale refering to?

  95. Eveline Jansen says:

    Hi Jon,

    Since something went wrong, i will ask the question here. How much visualisations are on the cellular wisdom and how much time. The page does not really tell.

  96. Georgina Drew says:

    So nice to hear of everyone's progress. In thinking more about leptin-insulin-cortisol, I am wondering if we can revisit the coffee conversation. What is recommended? None at all, one cup a day (but not first thing in the morning?), etc? I usually "quit" coffee 5-6 times a year but always fall back on. When I drink it, it is two cups in the morning, always black with a touch of stevia (and sometimes cinnamon). I don't need more caffeine than that when I am on coffee but if I drink black tea, then I tend to consume it throughout the day (which is... better? worse?) I turned to the internet for information on coffee and leptin but only got adds for green coffee products. I imagine Jon doesn't recommend those but a comment on that would also be much appreciated. Thanks!

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Georgina,

      Coffee is a tricky one because it gets a good and a bad rep! Coffee can be rough on your system and even one cup of coffee and affect your sleep at night, creating this cycle of feeling like you need it in the morning to wake up. Because it affects your nerves it can elevate your stress and cortisol levels. A nice substitute is teechino.com

      Janine
      GM Team

  97. Rusty Fleischer says:

    I can't find palm sugar, can coconut sugar be a substitute in Jon's recipes?

  98. Re the issues of chemicals in tap water, what then is the best water to consume?

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Anouk,

      Here are some ways to improve water quality: reverse osmosis filter, ion exchange filter or carbon block filters. Fresh mountain spring water is absolutely amazing when you can get access to it. Here is a website to search for a spring near you: findaspring.com

      Happy drinking!

      Janine
      GM Team

  99. I have a question following the Dr. Rosedale into which I loved. Thanks for all the book learnin' ๐Ÿ˜€

    I accidentally last weekend watched for the first time s video on animal slaughtering znd suddenly am unable to est meat. I'm honestly thrilled because I believe this can be z good thing long term, but because it's happened suddenly I am now struggling to figure out how to adjust my diet without creating deprivation stress. I've tried eating chicken since but just couldn't without feeling like gagging. I haven't managed to talk myself into keeping fish in to allow myself a transition. My problem is, az a potwntial prediabetic (family history plus four prrgnancies with insulin for gestational diabeyes) who'd been trying to move away from carbs by moving to meat and vegetables. I'm now left with just veggies which feels too restrictive.

    So my question is, from a Rosedale perspective and wanting to make sure to reverse any insulin desensitization tgat may be part of my weight problem, can I integrate brown rice and quinoa in my diet without too much fear of over indulging in carbs? Or are those kinds of carbs also to ideally be reduced or eliminated over time?

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Anouk,

      If you can try to keep fish, and a variety of seafood (muscles, clams, calamari, etc) in your diet if possible. You can also eat nuts and seeds and nut butters. Quinoa is one of the better choices since it is high in protein. You can also add a clean protein powder to smoothies to make sure to get enough protein. I hope this helps!

      Janine
      GM Team

  100. Hi. I've a question about what the essential ingredients and processes are to know you have a fermented food that is a good source of friendly bacteria. I ask because I am not very used to sauerkraut and kin chew but there are some acidic vegetable based condiments that are used in my traditional cultures (haitian and sri lankan) that I love and would so enjoy having to increase in my diet. Just want to check if they count as fermented foods. In some cases it's shredded mixed veggies (eg cabbage, carrots, onions ) usually with dpices ( cloves thyme) and just vinegar. Does that count as a demented food? Does it have to sit for a while to count is fermented
    Or are there specific other ingredients that are necessary for fermentation.

    Some of the recipes also involve sugar. Is that good bad ir to be avoided? Is there a safer sugar I could substituรฉ that would still allow that to be a source of friendly bacteria?

    • Angela Peerman says:

      Anouk, I don't know how often you check Facebook, but I saw you are in the NYNY group there, so I wrote you a post about pikliz. Also, apparently we have a friend in common there (someone who went to my high school). Small world! ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Deborah Williams says:

    Hi guys
    After listening to the Session on Digestion, I realised that I am taking Pariet for GORD. Will this conflict with digestive health esp the enzymes?
    TIA

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Deborah, I believe you are referring to GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). As Jon would always say, it is still best to consult first a medical practitioner before trying anything. Second opinion is also an option.
      Hope this helps. - Jong - GM Team

  102. Robbie says:

    Is there a difference between chia powder and chia bran? My health food store only carries chia powder... suspect can get online if bran is the better option?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Robbie, While both are bi-products of Chia Seeds, Chia Bran is made by cold pressing of the chia seed to produce chia oil. After the oil is pressed from the seed, the remaining seed is ground and packaged as chia bran, while chia powder is the powdered form of chia seeds.
      Hope this helps. -Jong- GM Team

  103. Rusty Fleischer says:

    I don't see a download button for Dr. Leibowitz's talk with Jon on hormones. Did I miss something?

  104. Rusty Fleischer says:

    Just listened to Jon and Nadia and it was very informative. Thank you.
    I don't have a juicer so can I substitute the green juice with a green smoothie? Will it have the same effect? If yes, what ingredients do you recommend?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rusty,
      Jon makes juices as well as smoothies. The main difference is that juices have no fiber to slow down the absorption process of the nutrients. If you add more fruits, blending is better as the fiber will help slow the absorption of the natural sugars that can cause a blood sugar spike. Vegetables are more easily juiced rather than blended.
      Hope this helps.
      -Jong- GM Team

  105. Matt Dennis says:

    Is there a recommend on brands or types of protein powder? I bought a simple truth protein powder which is an organic food line, but did not recignize all ingredients and saw it had soy letchin. I also have used a goat whey protein powder in the past. Any recommended types or brands would be appreciated.

  106. Eveline Jansen says:

    Hi,

    I was wondering about the visualisations, do I need headphones to listen?

  107. Peter says:

    I am really struggling with the Bright... White... Light. I just can't get it. So am getting quite frustrated by it. It may be because we are only getting six hours of daylight currently. I can get all sorts of other things like balls of water, feelings of warmth, energy, pictures of me as I was and hope to be. So with the morning visualistaion I just sit there getting frustrated and feeling hopeless for the first part of the visualisation. I tried finding a picture of a a bright white light and found a really good one so have tried contemplating that before the visualisation but the light just goes grey and muddy; and it won't rotate and has no power or energy. (Also am not sure about the blockages it is supposed to be clearing out.)
    I thought I would try different visulualisations but they all have lots of

    BRIGHT
    pause
    WHITE
    pause
    LIGHT

    I am pretty sure that my issues a 90% psychological (mental and emotional) and other stuff is bubbling up which I think is probably good. I find the other parts of the visualisations good and the evening one good.

    But it would be great to get through or round this bit.

    Peter

    • Peter says:

      OK - I've read through some of the comments and guess I just need to "turn up" and chill and not worry too much if I can't see the
      BRIGHT

      WHITE

      LIGHT

      • Cheryl Lindstrom says:

        I'm struggling too Peter....my light is small....Tinkerbell-ish with a sparkler effect. I also can't ever see ME in my visualizations. I just keep doing them.... My nighttime one is improving a ton so I am hoping the same will happen for the morning ones. Hang in there !! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gabriel Method Team says:

        Hi Peter, That's the right approach! Just keep doing it and try not to worry too much. -Jong- GM Team

    • Don't know if this helps but I struggle with it too, mainly because I'm more kinesthetic than visual so visualizations based just on seeing things are harder for me to conect to. So when I listen, as jon is saying to picture this site and imagine that, I chime in telling myself to feel it too. Feel the warmth of the white light warming my spine. Feel the white light energy creating a tingling or buzzing sesstation as it moves up my spine etc.

  108. Vinit Phatak says:

    I have a question about the current state of your gut bacteria. Is there a way to test how much good and how much bad bacteria you currently have in your system?

  109. Akanksha Luther says:

    Hi team!

    I have a few questions from the previous 2 classes

    - Should you take probiotic supplements on an empty stomach or is it okay to take them at other times.
    - What is your take on Kombucha?
    - I heard Jon say you should get 5-10 gms of omega 3' per day. Is that all inclusive of supplements, flax seeds chia seeds etc or is that 5-10 gms of supplements.

    Thanks!
    Akanksha

  110. Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

    Hi Everyone,

    Here is the Master Tonic recipe that I mentioned in today's class --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/master-tonic.html

  111. Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

    Some links from today's Class:
    http://bodyecology.com/articles/nutritional_yeast_what_you_need_to_know.php
    Nutritional Yeast: The Good and the Bad and What You Need to Know If You Seek a Stronger Immune System | All Body Ecology Articles
    http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/
    http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/

    Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Lana says:

    Amazing interview with doctor Rosedale. Thank you. The question I have is there a way to balance Liptin besides diet?

  113. Angela Plati says:

    Hi All! I just wanted to say that the first week has been great. I have felt such a difference with the visualizations and I have had less cravings for the 'wrong' foods. I also feel much lighter. The guest class with Dr. Ron Rosedale was really informative and made so much sense to me. It is easier to stay on the path when you understand more about food and the way the body works. I hope everyone is doing well!
    Thanks Jon and the team!! I love forward to this coming week.
    Angela (Toronto)

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Angela, We are so delighted to hear that! You really are on the right track. Keep us posted on your journey. We would be glad to hear more from you. -Jong- GM Team

  114. Rusty Fleischer says:

    Is there a GM app for Android devices?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rusty,

      Unfortunately, the GM App is not yet available with Android devices.
      We will surely keep you posted once it becomes available. We apologize
      for the inconvenience.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  115. Ellen Ilfeld says:

    Hi GM Team, I have 5 questions for you (I've been saving up):

    1) When you talk about live foods, does that include cooked vegetables? Do they need to be crispy or can they be softer and still have vitality?

    2) What about leftovers - I've heard food loses its nutritional value pretty quickly, particularly when it sits in the refrigerator over night. Is that true?

    3)I'm wondering about the sugar in fruit. Fruit seems "live" to me, but how do you see it affecting blood sugar? (I have followed a low glycemic/blood sugar friendly diet for many years, and have read mixed messages about how much fruit is ok, and when and how to eat it!)

    4) Jon has in the past said he likes xylitol as a sweetener. He doesn't mention it in this NYNY class so far. Is it off the list? Also, what about erythritol? It is often classed with xylitol as a sweetener. And there's a new sweetener made from chicory inulin, with a little orange peel (Just Like Sugar) - is that GM friendly?

    5)Some of the reading I've done (based on earlier GM symposiums) talks about the fact that although you may eat a certain amount of protein, it's not always something your body can assimilate. Dr. Rosedale talked about how to figure out how much protein you need each day. But does that number (say 50 gms) take into account the body's inability to assimilate some of it? I know whey powder is supposed to be easily assimilated, but unfortunately, it doesn't work for me at the moment.

    Thanks!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Ellen,
      1) Live foods mean any raw vegetables and fruit. Best ways to add these to meals are in the form of salads and fermented foods.
      2) While not ideal, in order to be practical in our modern busy world - left-overs are a reality. Freezing foods is a better way to store, but the fridge is fine for a day. Try to store your leftovers in glass or ceramic, and not in plastic if at all possible.
      3) Eating fruit is fine, as far as your blood sugar being affected - if you are eating the fruit (and not drinking the juice) your stomach has to also digest the pulp and fibre - which slows the breakdown of sugars into your bloodstream.
      4) Jon is not a fan of xylitol anymore so does not recommend it - it is too heavily processed and can be inflammatory. The sweetener that Jon does recommend is Stevia. I have not heard of the new sweetener made from chicory - I might ask Jon this during the next live class if you like?
      5) Try to not be too concerned with exact measurements of foods, its more about the quality of the foods you eat rather than proportions... if you are eating enough protein during the day - you will notice that you will not get the usual energy slumps in the afternoon. This is the best indicator of what is best for you - listen to your body and what feels good and what doesn't. The longer you do this, the more in tune to your body you will get and you will just eat what feels right - rather than based on rules or cravings. I hope this helps?
      Den

  116. Cheryl Lindstrom says:

    Hi Jon! I just have 2 questions. First, how do you get your water bottles with your super greens thru security at the airport? Second, I am severely allergic to raw nuts and the only roasted nuts I can have are peanuts, cashews and almonds. Do they have such a thing as nuts roasted in a healthy oil? Thank you!

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Cheryl,

      You can take water bottles through security if they are empty. Once past security then you obtain the water to fill them up.

      When nuts are roasted, they are done at a high heat and it is the high heat that corrupts the natural oils within the nut. These oils within the nut are best ingested in their raw state (i.e. not cooked).

      So even if you use a healthier oil to roast the nut, the oils within the nut are still getting corrupted.

  117. Margie Chassman says:

    I have questions, not comments. Not sure where I should direct questions. I am having trouble with the morning visualization. I simply can not get into an alpha state. It feels like a waste of time, and I find myself putting it off and skipped it two days in a row. Forced myself today but it couldn't get our of my head. Please advise.
    Also, I bought Solgar enzymes, but they are large and it got stuck in my throat and I had heartburn all day. Can you please recommend a good one?

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Margie,

      With the visualizations, your only job is to show up. Try not to worry about what thoughts are happening in your head... just keep showing up and listening to them. Be gentle with yourself and lovingly remind yourself that your only job is to show up and listen. Over time you may find that the thoughts in your mind calm down.

      You may need to find an enzyme that is a smaller sized capsule. Also, take the enzyme at the beginning of your meal so that you are eating, chewing and swallowing food after you take it and this will help it to more easily move into your stomach.

  118. Dara Lutes-Guest says:

    I'm feeling great!!!! Loving the programme and I think I'm 'getting it'. However, I am still not sure I understand exactly what my Fat Trigger is? I've gone through the list like this:

    1. Emotional - Mum was chronic dieter and had BDM, Dad and Brother comfort eaters but I was always the 'thin' one in the family. When we moved from SA to USA there was a period of time when we had no money, so we were told 'you can't just take stuff out of the fridge if you're hungry' (even fruit or yogurt!) but when we did well on exams we were rewarded with Friendly's Sundays - i.e. confusing. But I did some really excellent hypnotherapy in 2014 regarding all of this and I truly feel like I let it go. I don't fee angry or anxious and I don't use food emotionally any more.

    2. Physiological - in 1999 I heard some very shocking news and I went into, well, shock. From that day onwards I had terrible hives whenever I was out in the cold. Endless specialist and told nothing to be done except antihistamines . Definitely also suffered with adrenal problems from that point onwards, including a couple of burnouts. However, over the last 18 months I have come off The Pill (gained 2 stone in a month!!!!) and all and any medicine (had insomnia as acne meds) and used natural supplements (including digestive enzymes and probiotics) to heal my adrenals and regulate my hormones (had help from a naturally focused endochrinoligist) and my periods are now normal, I sleep, I'm on 0% medication and my acne and hives have gone. Ergo, I'm healed? I think?

    3. Chronic dieting - did that for years, but I haven't for at least a year. Been focused on nutritious Paleo style food for some time and now ramping it up a gear with GB style added nutrients/green juice. No booze, no caffeine, no dairy, no sugar, very limited healthy grains, loads of goodness and Omega 3s.

    4. Life Stress - yes, this has been bad at times. Moving house, some marriage issues, work being quite hard etc. But I've also taken steps over the last year to minimise this and put myself first. I live on a stunning beach, I have no commute and I have a spa membership across the road! I'm blessed in this regard. While stress has been there, so has been joy.

    5. Beliefs - so yes, after everything I've been through I find it hard to believe I will ever be thin. Why, after coming off meds, healing body/digestion, healing emotional baggage, resting as much as possible, and choosing good foods for QUITE SOME TIME I am still the heaviest I've ever been? The 2 stone I suddenly gained 'coming off The Pill' gain is still there. Not moved even a bit (when I last weighed a week ago - have now thrown scales out). And it's not that I'm being 'fussy' about my weight and need to get a grip - I'm in the 'overweight' section of the BMI scale and my thighs rub together and none of my clothes fit. So why when I was doing none of the above (i.e. was on loads of meds and pill, chronically dieting, stressed out of my mind, eating crap) I have previously maintained a weight at least 2 stone lighter than this, albeit I could do with another 2 stone off. Is the trigger basically if I 'believe' it will come off?

    Would love to understand this and would love to do the phone in if possible - I'm in the UK but will stay up happily!

    Thank you!
    x

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Dara,
      Are you able to call in during our next live Q&A with Jon - which is midnight Wednesday? In the meantime I will ensure your question is added to my list to ask Jon and I will ask as soon as I get the opportunity - but it will be really beneficial if you speak to him directly.
      Have you suffered from Adrenal Fatigue at all?
      Den

      • Dara Lutes-Guest says:

        Hi Den,

        Yes, I can stay up and call in! Would really value a chance to get Jon's help to try and put my finger on what is going on. Yes, I have had adrenal fatigue (after the episode when I went into shock in my 20's it was an ongoing issue) but over the last 2 years have really got serious about my health and addressed that and had no episodes since. Coming off The Pill in June 2014 resulted in HUGE weight gain (30 pounds in a couple of months) though, even though my eating didn't change - if anything I ate less. But again, my hormones are now well balanced and have been for a while - periods great, skin great, sleep great. Just haven't lost a single pound in the last 20 months - and I needed to lose about 20 in the first place. So now I'm in great health, which is nice, but carrying extra 50 pounds, which is not so great.

        Dara

  119. Jacki Osmand says:

    I listened to Week 1 over the weekend, and have been doing visualisations for almost 2 weeks. Over the past 2 days I have noticed a significant change in the following:
    1. Increased energy, I have been able to keep going and achieve more than I have set out to do.
    2. I feel as though I have dropped around 5- 10 kg's although disappointingly jumped on the scale and there has been no change
    3. I have bought some new clothes, something I do not do unless absolutely necessary, I feel great and want to show it. So new smart work gear only contributes to feeling fabulous and the comments at work today made it all worthwhile.
    4. My food choices have been mostly wise, combining protein with omega 3 and live foods. Reduce carbs significantly. This is not because I am "dieting" it is because it is what I feel like.

    I am taking probiotics and drinking 2 x jugs of water with lemon / lime slices each day. My sleep has improved as well.

    My concern is that the little nagging voice has started, telling me that this is week 1, you wont last, its never worked before. It is self sabotaging at its mot damaging, and I want some ideas on how to get past it and not be fearful of maintaining both this fabulous feeling and the obvious health benefits that I am already experiencing.

    Any advice I would gladly accept.
    Jacki

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Jacki,

      You are doing great! Sometimes we take on too much too fast and then when we back off it feels like "failure". Concentrate on the positive things you add in to your life each day, whether it is nourishing food, fun movement, or other things that bring you joy. Remember that this is not a diet so there is no failure, but just experiments to learn how to heal your body little by little. You are doing great so far Jacki!

      Janine
      GM Team

  120. Helen B says:

    Hi There, I suddenly got Pink Eye. Out of Now where... I am just wondering if it is some kind of cleansing??? Any suggestions on strengthening my immune system or information on what in the system could be strengthen..?

    Other than that, thing are going great!!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Helen,

      We actually don't have a food program but adding to your usual meal the 'Big 3' - Live foods (uncooked vegetables ie salads, and
      fruits), healthy sources of protein and Omega 3's (best source is
      Chia seeds or Chia oil) is advisable. It will help your body to stay as healthy as possible. Lots of green leafy vegetables, Omega 3's and good sources of protein will keep your body healthy.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Helen,
      This week's topic is the perfect time to call in and speak to Jon and Nadia during the Live Q&A - or alternatively ask us during the Core Class - and I will ask Jon and Nadia on your behalf.
      Hope this helps.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Robbie says:

    Do you have any recommendations for water filters? Counter or even whole house? Thanks.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Robbie,
      Its difficult to recommend a specific brand as we are all spread all over the world - but this might be a great question to pose during this week. I hope you can join us for the live classes? If not I will endeavour to get Jon to give some of his own personal choices and what he believes are best in regards to water filters. Great question by the way.
      Den - GM Team

  122. Rhonda Ripplinger says:

    Howdy~
    Me again. Now I am unable to access more than just the talk with Dr. Rosedale - can't access the recipe file either, among other things. I'm still getting the "error" sign across a black screen. I hope I will be able to join the class on digestion tomorrow. I don't know what to do. My computer's working fine otherwise.
    Thanks, Rhonda ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rhonda,

      Sorry about that.

      Usually the issue can be resolved by try the following steps:

      1) Try using a different web browser such as Google Chrome
      (recommended), Safari or Internet Explorer this usually helps
      solve the problem.

      2) Clear your browsing history/cookies or You can clear your
      history/cache by clicking on CTRL+F5 (on your keyboard).

      Here are some videos on how to do clear your Cookies and
      Cache:

      Clear Cookies

      http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser%27s-Cookies

      Clear Cache

      http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser%27s-Cache

      If this still does not work please respond and let us know which
      device you are using and which browser.

      Hope this helps. Let me know if you need help with anything else.

      Thanks!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  123. Marielle Hamelin says:

    Hello, my name is Marielle. I would like to know if My ressource library will be available to me after the five weeks of The NYNY programm ( visualisations, ebook, core classes.... ) ?

    In the last Class with Dr. Rosedale, he explain that we should avoid saturated fast. He said that one of best fat was coconut oil. But it is written on my bottle of coconut oil : saturated fats. It sounds contradictory.

    I saw in the cook book, Jon talk about ghee, saying it's a good cooking fat, but they did not talk about it in the class with Dr. Rosedale. I wonder what is Dr. Rosedale's opinion about ghee?

    Last question is about Probiotics. I take 1 capsule a day every morning on an empty stomac. I wonder if the Probiotics that I take are the good ones and if I take enough? The medicinal ingredients are: Polydextrose 161.5 mg, Bifidobacterium longum(B. longum from strain BB 536) 2.3 Bilion CFU and Lactobacillus acidophilus ( L. acidophilus from strain NCFM) 1.7 Bilion CFU.
    It seem complex, but you might understand what these ingredients are...

    Thank you for taking the time to answer to my questions,

    Marielle

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Marielle,
      I have asked Nadia to answer your more technical questions, so she will respond soon. In regards to how long you will have access to all of this information - indefinitely - you own this to use as and when you need it.
      Den

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Marielle,

      In my opinion, coconut oil (cold pressed) is a fantastic food - one that I use all the time - both topically and internally. Ghee is also great - from grass fed, naturally raised cows.

      As for the probiotics, I would suggest to take one in the morning on an empty stomach and then a second one later in the day with food.

  124. Sandi Elmore says:

    I'm preparing for week two (and catching up on week one because I had out of town visitors and was unable to properly focus on it). However, I see that on the Action Steps for week two, the first thing is to drink a green juice. Is this a freshly made juice, Green Me Up Jonny, or what? I have only a "Nutri Bullet" not a masticating juicer. So, if I make the juice daily, I should not add fruit, correct?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Sandi,

      It is actually fine to use a Nutri Bullet as long as the juice is consumed
      immediately so that the nutritional loss is minimal. You may add fruits, kindly refer to the E-Recipe book for sample juices.

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Sandi,

      Further to your fruit in the juice question - as you are using a Nutri-bullet - adding fruit is actually okay, as you are having the pulp as well - which slows the digestion of the natural sugars in the fruit. Having a juice made with the juice only (no pulp - as in normal masticating juicers) - means that there is no fibre to slow the digestive process and in therefore in that instance fruit is best to avoid - as this will rise your blood sugar too quickly. I hope that clarifies things?
      Den

  125. Georgina Drew says:

    Hi. I am not able to stream Dr. Rosedale's presentation but I have a question about leptin, cortisol, and insulin. To be more specific, my question is about those hormones and the practice of intermittent fasting. I typically do 16-22 hours of intermittent fasting about 3 times a week. In my experience, it helps reduce water weight and reduce the stress associated with times when I do eat. All the intermittent fasting gurus say it also helps with improving insulin resistance/resilience and with creating a human growth hormone spike when one goes back to an eating window. That said, intermittent fasting hasn't helped me get thin, only to trim around the edges. I am susceptible of putting weight back on as soon as I stop the practice. With that prelude, I'd like to break my question down into three parts. 1) Where does Jon and the Gabriel Method stand with intermittent fasting? 2) What is the leptin/cortisol/insulin rationale behind this answer? 3) What do I do if intermittent fasting is the only thing that has kept me from gaining weight but it is not GM friendly? I ask because I've been following GM for about two years now but haven't had any significant weight loss success, even though I am trying to get my hormones balanced, work on the emotional triggers, and do the visualisations and tapping regularly. I want to let the program do its work, but the thought of letting go of intermittent fasting is stressful as I've gained weight while eating clean and regular meals since starting the Gabriel Method. Thank you in advance for the response.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Georgina,
      I have asked Nadia to answer your question in regards to the hormonal effect of intermittent fasting, so she will respond soon.
      In regards to not being able to view the Dr Rosedale class please email our team at help@thegabrielmethod.com for more assistance.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Georgina,

      I truly believe in listening to the body and letting that be the guide of when to fast. I love intermittent fasting but only when it feels natural to do so - not according to a regulated schedule.

      Our bodies have natural cycles, there are days when we are just naturally not hungry and other days when we have a bigger appetite. Paying attention to this and fasting on the days when you are just not that hungry is what I believe to be the best way to do intermittent fasting.

      If you force yourself to fast on a schedule sometimes on days when your body is wanting nourishment from food this can actually stimulate the fat triggers.

      It sometimes takes time and practice to get to the point where you can notice how your appetite is fluctuating and go with the flow of that cycle. Things like the visualization and eating The Big 3 help with getting there.

  126. Kim says:

    Hello,

    I have questions about fish oil. I hate fish. I'm actually allergic to tuna and clams but I can't stand to be in the room when a jar of salmon is opened. I get the feeling that the fish oil gummies I have been eating up are not really the best option for me. What is the recommended supplement form and what should I look for in terms of quality control?

  127. Deborah Williams says:

    Hi Guys
    You mentioned this link re finding a probiotic in Australia, but it appears that the are in Canada - I can't find a supplier in Australia:(

    http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Digestive-Health/

    Any more suggestions?

  128. Kyle Stewart says:

    Hi all,
    On the subjects on Pro-Biotics. What sort a recommended in Australia. The only one I know of with advertising so far (haven't researched as yet) is Yukkult?

  129. Rusty Fleischer says:

    Today I got another lesson in "read the label". I have been using a date syrup for a sweetener never thinking they add sugar to it because dates are so sweet. WRONG. Just now I was preparing some salad dressing, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, chopped parsley, salt, pepper and date syrup. As I was about to put some date syrup into the shaker, something told me to stop. I got my glasses and read the label. Yes, much to my disappointment and surprise, sugar was on the list of ingredients. So my question is, can honey be used as a sweetener?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rusty, Jon recommends raw honey as sweetener.Cut it with a little stevia though to minimize the amount required. Hope this helps. - Kelly, The GM Team

  130. Siobhain Scanlon says:

    I'm not able to make the live classes as they are on at midnight here but I have listened to the replays. The Q&A call was interesting particularly with the caller who was advised to treat herself to manage her stress as I can really relate to this. Since starting I haven't intentionally made any changes to my diet rather I have started listening to my body a bit more when it comes to food. I was travelling with work two days and for the hotel breakfast where I would typically have gone for a fry-up, I listened and realised I wanted fruit instead. Where I would normally have white bread toasted, I felt like one slice of wholewheat bread instead. I also avoided the fast food option for dinner on a 5 hour car journey yesterday which would before have been a given for me. Small things but which will be important in the long run.

    What has been interesting is that I have experienced a number of physical ailments this week.

    1. Since the start of the week I have been experiencing pain and muscle spasm in my upper back and I've been to the chiropractor twice already. As I have an interest in mind-body connections, I have been reading up on this and problems with the upper back can relate to resistance to carrying a person/event (links back to a fat trigger I identified earlier in the week) or feeling the external life/world is too heavy to carry (which connects to how I have been feeling for past few months);

    2. I've also felt nauseated at times during the week which is very unusual for me. Again the mind/body connection associated with this can be feeling incapable (very relevant for me in work right now.

    So what does all this tell me? The message that I am taking is that as I have begun to explore my fat triggers my body is starting to scream at me to take notice and do something about it. Since the new year I have been meditating more which helps the work stress. Having recognised one of triggers associated with personal relationships (back problem), I'm looking to use EFT and IET energy healing to clear any blocked emotions. I hadn't realised the extent to which I have been feeling overwhelmed until this week. Time now for some TLC.... ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      What an amazing journey you are now on! Just the very fact that you are starting to understand what needs to be healed has already begun the healing journey. Jon's advice is always to use the visualisations daily - these might seem like a simple step - but so powerful - particularly when your triggers are emotional trauma and or stress. Please keep us posted on how your body feels over the coming weeks.
      (However, if the nausea continues, it might be worth having this checked out by your doctor just to be sure that there isn't something that needs to be seen to.)
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Siobhain Scanlon says:

        Thanks for the support Den. I wasn't consistent with the visualisations over the first couple of days but have used them morning and evening so far over the weekend. I'll post updates as I go along. I'm not accustomed to sharing my thoughts on this topic but realise I need to have an outlet some place and I'm hoping that this will speed up the process ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Siobhain,
          You are in a friendly place here, and often your story is helping someone else.
          Even if you don't feel you are even taking the visualisations in when listening to them, just listen to them nonetheless... they are having an impact.
          Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Rhonda Ripplinger says:

    Hi Jon~
    For Some reason, when I tried last night (& today) to access the guest class with Dr. Rosedale, I am denied access - it says "error" across the screen. Is there any remedy for this? I'm eagerly anticipating listening to it.

    Thanks so much,
    Rhonda Ripplinger ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rhonda,

      Sorry about that. The video is working fine now. There may have been a system
      glitch when you tried accessing the video. We apologize for the inconvenience.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  132. Lorna Spencer says:

    Just one more note, I didn't start my first diet until about Grade 10. It was the same significant person that put me on this diet. I was very athletic always, and looking back I was not overweight enough to start this diet, but was gaining slowly more and more over the years. I even remember the diet - The Scarsdale Diet!

  133. Lorna Spencer says:

    Day 6! I am really feeling inspired, and crazy hopeful today. I think I have decoded a bit of why I can't lose weight. I wrote the first day about having absolutely no medical issues to blame. I exercise, and eat well. However, listening to the Q & A, I identified with the lady that had the tonsilectomy. My first recollection of starting to gain weight is after I had my tonsils removed in grade 5. I clearly hear one of my brothers saying to my mother that I was eating a lot and gaining. Before grade 5 and after, I was not being treated well by two girls in my neighourhood, and I was really struggling with this. I never gained weight before I had my tonisls out because I was always so sick. But I was dealing with this toxic relationship with these neighbours. From early age, to well into teenage years and beyond, someone very significant in my life made the fact that I really cared what others thought of me - a flaw. Not strong enough language for how it made me feel. I have been pushing people away for as long as I can remember, and never understood why. A big break through I think, but now have no clue how to manage this new understanding!! Help!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Lorna,
      The very fact that you have begun to understand your trigger will have a tremendous affect on your healing journey from now on. Please listen to the Safe, Strong and Protected visualisation daily if you can, and of course the evening visualisation. Week 5's topic The Mind Body Connection will be particularly relevant for you, and also make sure to listen to the Paul North interview in Week 3. Also check out the Meridian Tapping video available in the Resource Library, Tapping is a great skill to learn for dealing with emotional trauma and the stresses it brings into your daily life. Another thing we can suggest is to look into Cellular Release Therapy - here is a link if it is something you would like to consider at some stage: http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/emotional-release-therapy-2
      I hope this helps? Please also continue to ask questions and share your story (if you feel comfortable) on the private NYNY Facebook page. Talking about all these issues that are now becoming apparent to you will help.
      Den

  134. Martha says:

    I need help with figuring out my fat trigger(s). I was never overweight as a child or teenager. It started when I moved out of my parents' house but it went faster when I started living together with my now-husband. Then my weight went up fast. I was not happy in that house, because I didn't feel at home in that house en in that city when I had my friends and work somewhere else (we moved to another house in 'my' city 2 years later, I was happy there and I am happy in the house we moved after that). I started a diet (the only one in my whole life, I am not a chronic dieter) and worked out 6-7 days a week and lost all 26 kilos. It stayed that way for a while, but slowly the weight came back (fortunately not all of it) and last year it went up fast again. I was still working out 5 days a week (I stopped this when I learned through coach Brian that this was the wrong way. I now workout 3 days a week but no more than half an hour and I use HIT training). I just felt addicted to chocolate. Since I started the Gabriel Method (last October), I have not weighted myself but my clothes are fitting better and I can see my body changing. I usually have one moment a day when I still crave chocolate. This is about 1 hour after dinner. It's not as strong as it was but still hard to resist. Overall I think I am making better food choices each day. But I feel I'm missing what the real fat trigger is. I did the test but it was multiple triggers with the highest one toxicity. I don't smoke and only seldom drink alcohol). Hoping you could help me with that so I can approach this even better!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Martha,

      Sugar cravings sometimes are an expression that your
      body needs more protein. Try to have some protein instead of sugar. Nut
      butters mixed with nuts, seeds, and cacao powder usually can help manage
      both the craving and the need for protein.

      Regarding your fat trigger, you may be able to know this through the
      link below:

      http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/fat-trigger

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, The GM Team

      • Martha says:

        Hi Kelly,
        Thanks for your response. I will try the protein approach, good idea! I already did the fat trigger test, but it was multiple fat triggers with the highest one toxicity. But I don't really understand why that was the highest, as I don't smoke and only drink alcohol seldom. I do use over the counter medication (pain killers) now and then and I used to be on birth control but I stopped about 10 years ago. My job is in an office and I work with the computer all the time.
        Thanks, Martha

        • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Martha,
          The toxicity could simply be the foods that you have been eating - if they are overly processed. The best suggestion would be to add the Big 3 to your meals, and add probiotics and fermented foods if you can. Make sure to listen to this week's classes on digestion in particular.
          Keep us posted.
          Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. Diane Sandler says:

    How can you measure leptin levels in the body?
    If I'm overweight and still get hungry frequently, that would seem to indicate that my leptin levels are off, right?

  136. Amy Weiner says:

    Hi Jon and Team,

    I have a question regarding the Week 1 Action Steps pdf. The first item in the Action Steps Checklist section is to "Schedule a doctorโ€™s checkup." As it happens, I already have an appointment with my doctor coming up next week. Is there anything specific that I should mention to her or ask her? Two of her specialties are integrative medicine and women's health, which is precisely why I chose her as my primary health care provider in the first place. I booked the appointment in order to discuss testing my thyroid function and hormones. Please let me know if there are any other markers/indicators that I should discuss testing, or if there is anything else relevant that I should bring up during the visit. Thanks so much!

    Amy

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Amy, Anyone can follow the Gabriel Method. We always recommend that you speak with your doctor before starting any program. The Gabriel Method focuses much more on all factors of life and not just on diet and exercise. Adding in the Big-3s (Protein, Omega-3, and Live foods) to each meal is one of the biggest things you can do at this time.

      I hope this helps!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  137. Teresa Schamel says:

    I have been doing your visualizations for about a year now. I fall asleep about 6 minutes in during the nighttime visualization, but always wake up when it's over. Is this normal? I always sleep very well, absolutely no problems falling back asleep.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Teresa,

      There is no right or wrong in doing the Visualizations. As long as you do it at a time you are most relaxed and ready for the changes, all is good. If you continue not having a good night sleep, you may stop the Visualization for several days and then start again. You are actually on the right track.. Kindly let us know how you go.. - Kelly, The GM Team

  138. Rosemary Nichols says:

    Starting the program a bit late ...Joined last night... Just did the morning visualization which I enjoyed. Looking forward to the next 5 weeks.

    Rosemary

  139. Debra says:

    Loved the first class and evening visualization. Last year, I felt like I had to stop your program due to a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. And for me? I did have to focus on getting through it. This year? I'm ready to go again, but now I have another medical procedure due to complications scheduled in March. My doctor wants me to lose some weight in the next 2 months and has me on a medically supervised program as of yesterday.

    Rather than be defeated, I am inspired!

    What's different, shifted for me? You said that even if we are on another program, still do the action steps. I LOVE it!!! I have no intention of staying on this medically supervised program (that I've done before and is not sustainable). But I can do it for 2 months, have my procedure, heal, and get well!! And have the next steps revealed to me and under my belt, as I go forward and work this program: The visualizations, the water with lemon, chia seeds, more salad, more movement. And in the 2 months, I'll finally have a sleep study to deal with my sleep apnea. I'm very optimistic in 2016!

    I'm not defeated, Jon. I'm inspired and feel powerful and believe I can do this. I am so grateful for this first class. I've got my mind clear and my head on straight.

  140. Ruth Richards says:

    Is there a toll free number for New Zealand to join the Q&A sessions?

  141. Maggie Meraz says:

    Hi this Maggie Meraz again sorry I meant CPAP machine. Thank you for giving advice.

  142. Maggie Meraz says:

    Hi I'm Maggie from Denver, Colorado. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and was given the Ccap magine but I can't use it because I have a severe sinus and allergy problem. This new doctor I started going to in October told me to Claratin but Claratin gives me gout episodes and the horrid pain is a whole lot worst. I become unable to do a lot of things. I looked into a new method wher they implant a device on or by your neck. But they told me it was only with people of 35% BMI. My BMI is like 55%. Any suggestions on this.
    Thank you Maggie Meraz by the way I'm 65 years old. I don't drink alcohol or sodas just mostly water.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Maggie,
      Are you able to call in and speak to Jon during our next Live Q&A next week? I think it would be particularly helpful for you to speak to Jon.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Rusty Fleischer says:

    Yesterday was a good food day and this morning went really well (visualization, water with lemon, breakfast), and then I went into town and it was downhill from there. I am working hard at not beating myself up and knowing that tomorrow is a new day. What scares me is I see my pattern and I am not sure how to break it. In a split second I can go so far off track. I want to learn how to change that behavior.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rusty, Thanks for sharing this. You need not to be afraid. There is no such thing as a magic pill that will give you instant results. It could take months or even years, The most important thing is you took the first step, and we're proud of you. -Jong- GM Team

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rusty,
      I would like to just add to my colleague Jong's reply by saying the best thing you can do is not think of foods in terms of 'bad' and 'good'. Just continue to add in the positives Jon recommends - visualisation, the Big 3, and also look at the whys. Had you allowed yourself to go too long without food? Were you perhaps dehydrated? Would it help if you carried protein enriched snacks with you? Did you encounter a difficult or emotionally stressful situation that brought up a whole gamut of old feelings? Rather than berating yourself, try to understand what your body is trying to tell you - it is doing an excellent job of protecting you... you just need to help it to understand that it doesn't need to anymore. Does that make sense?
      Den - GM Team

  144. Vinit Phatak says:

    Hi Jon: Just wanted to check if Kafir works as a Probiotic? If not can you recommend something that might be available in India?

    Thanks,
    Vinit

  145. Lynne BP says:

    Hello
    I was wondering if you would have any recommendations for household water filtration system as our municipal water system is "treated" with so many products. Some days, I swear I can taste cleaners and when the system is flushed with chlorine, the smell is as strong as a pool. Not only is it harsh on my internal system but my skin is quite affected by all this.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Lynne BP
    (Canada)

  146. Moonika says:

    As I'm not able to join in on any of the live calls due to the time differences (1am is a little too much during the working week, especially when one has the habit of getting to sleep around 10pm and then waking nice and early eight hours later), I will post my questions here and hope they will get answered.

    For now my question is: what are Jon's views on the consumption of raw milk?

    I know that milk can be seen as something difficult for the digestion but since I grew up drinking a lot of raw milk (my family called me the milk-calf) and was a nice slim girl who didn't have any health issues, I am of the opinion that as I enjoy the drink and I bear no ill effects, it will be fine for me to continue drinking it. As I have found the way to source raw milk I have given up on the usual shop bought version and am loving it. Thanks! Moonika

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Moonika,

      There is a lot of debate about raw milk. There are a lot of amazing properties that raw milk contain and many people have successfully grown up on it. The reason pasteurization started however is because there are potential harmful bacterias that can live in raw milk depending on how the cow is kept and cleaned etc. This bacteria can cause severe illness or death which is what created the scare and the mandatory pasteurization laws throughout most countries. In the end it is a personal decision. Jon has moved away from a lot of dairy in general because it can cause inflammation.

      I hope this helps!

      Janine - GM Team

  147. Shawn says:

    Dear Jon,
    I very much appreciate your analogy of the sliding glass door and banging your head against it constantly. The past two days, as I go about with my daily habits, I find myself asking โ€œwill this open that sliding glass door?โ€. It's a very powerful visualization. It's nice to have that break from the constant negative thought process. Thank you for that. Also during your presentation, something you said about past traumas brought up one in my mind and the more I think about it, the more I realize this is the point from which I have continually struggled and gained weight and never lost any. What would you suggest I do with this?
    Thanks,
    Shawn

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Shawn,

      So wonderful you connected with that analogy, I like that one too!

      It may be helpful for you to work with a cellular release coach. EFT may be helpful and using imagery like encompassing the you from that time in a healing protective golden light.

      So glad you are here with us in NYNY.

  148. Kim says:

    I have a few questions about wheat grass. I'm sensitive to wheat (not gluten but wheat) can I eat wheat grass? I live in Alaska with no farmers market but amazon delivers:) I'll have to grow my own. Is there any kind of wheat berry that I should look for when ordering? Then what? I have an old masticating juicer and a newer one, neither do very good with wheat grass. Can I just put it on a salad and eat it or do you have to juice it?

    THanks!

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Kim,

      Wheatgrass is always better juiced otherwise it will just pass through your system without you absorbing the nutrients of the wheatgrass.

      I would recommend you check with your doctor about wheatgrass and your specific allergy to be safe.

      There are many other green juices and supplements that you can take instead of opting for wheatgrass like spirulina, chlorella, green powder mixes (that don't contain wheatgrass), etc.

      I hope this helps!

      Janine
      GM Team

    • Lorna Spencer says:

      Hi - just catching up on all the info after being out with work. I just wanted to comment. Usually wheat grass that you get at these juice bars, etc. are grown in trays in greenhouses. If you have every tried to grow your own, it VERY difficult to grown without getting mold in these trays. Also, these trays of wheat grass almost never get exposed to mother nature's cruelty (freezing temperatures, etc.). So most of the wheat grass contains some level of molds, and the sugars are simple, and nutrient lacking as the plants have no stress on them. It is usually the molds that people are reacting to....not the wheat grass. Some of these symptoms that people are experiencing are nausea, headaches, and even dizziness to name a few. This is from the mold content. Since you are looking to have it shipped anyways, I get mine shipped from a company called DynamicGreens.com here in Canada. I also live very far North. Their wheat grass is organic (absolutely no pesticides), non GMO, and grown outside in fields. It is an awesome product that does not resemble any wheat grass you will ever get at a juice bar. They also address the topic of allergies and sensitivities on their website. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. Barbara Delgado says:

    Will we have access to the information on this site after the five weeks are up?

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Barbara,

      You will always have access to your memberships even after the life part is finished. I hope this helps!

      Janine
      GM Team

      • Barbara Delgado says:

        Hi Janine, I mean the info we have access to right now. All the visualizations, the recordings of the classes each week. How long will we be able to access this material after the five weeks of the new year new you is over.

        • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Barbara,
          All of the information, visualisations, and recordings of classes will continue to be available after the 5 weeks.
          Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Annette McCartney says:

    During the class Jon showed a slide with the Week 1 Action Steps Checklist. It included a few items not listed on the separate Checklist download. Could they be added to the download?

  151. Rochelle Chapman says:

    Good morning, I have been listerning to and try to follow your visualisations. I have 2 issues that some guidance would be helpful.
    1. I find it very difficult to picture / visual what is being asked eg ball of light or my ideal body. Is there a way/trick to do this?
    2. John's voice is very smoothing which is great. However it makes me very sleepy. Do morning visualisation are making we want to go back to sleep and in the evening I'm asleep within the first 2-3 minutes. Is this ok? Or am I doing something wrong
    Thanks

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rochelle, It's okay if you are having a hard time visualizing what is being asked, the mere fact that you find Jon's voice soothing and can make you relax is a good sign that it is working. That's a great start! - Jong- The GM Team

  152. Sagar Verma says:

    Hi I'm pure vegetarian.. No eggs also..plz help me with the recipes.

  153. Rusty Fleischer says:

    I just finished listening to the first core class and I really enjoyed it. Thank you.
    Two questions that came to mind were:
    1. What is the difference between visualizations and meditation? Is one preferred over the other?
    2. If almost daily I eat fresh fish, add chia or ground flax seed to my food usually 2 time a day, is that sufficient for my Omega 3 intake? For years I was taking fish oil capsules and since the addition of chia and flax seed plus frequently eating fish, I stopped taking the fish oil. I don't want to go back to the capsules if I can avoid it.
    Thank you,
    Rusty Fleischer

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rusty, to give you an idea let me define both.
      Visualization - visualizing something for relaxation or making positive changes. This may include visualizing a relaxing scene, visualizing healing occurring, visualizing the stages of a breath, or other mental images.

      Meditation - focusing the mind for the purposes of relaxation or making positive changes.
      So, both are widely used for relaxation technique or making "positive changes"

      The dosage of Omega-3 should depend on many
      factors. Here is a link to several charts that explain the dosage depending
      on the person or issue: http://www.scribd.com/doc/35448857/Tribole-Omega-3-Fish-Oil-Dose-Chart-2010
      Hope this helps - Jong- The GM Team

  154. Kyle Stewart says:

    Hi guys,
    A quick question on the Wheatgrass. The powder is readily available at the supermarket and I'm sure at the health food store as well. Is there any disadvantage to using the powder or would it be recommended for me to go out and purchase my own wheatgrass growing kit?

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Kyle, Wheatgrass is low in calories, yet it contains over 70 minerals and vitamins, hundreds of live enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, and is more than 85% protein by weight. The only disadvantage we see is the price as we do not have control over it, and sometimes wheat grass is hard to come by. - Jong - The GM Team

      • Kyle Stewart says:

        Give you mentioned about the live enzymes, would that mean freshly squeezed would be significantly better over powdered?

        • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Kyle,
          I am not sure what you mean by freshly squeezed - my apologies. Can you confirm?
          Thanks
          Den

          • Kyle Stewart says:

            Oh, sorry, I meant freshly extracted wheatgrass over the powdered variety in stores.
            Just working out if ti is best to grow my own and get an extractor (abt $100AUD to get started) or whether powder from the store (on demand then)

        • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Kyle,
          Freshly extracted is better but perhaps trial the powder before going to too much expense. Another suggestion would be purchase it from juice bars. Then if it is something you enjoy then definitely try growing your own. A lot of our long term GM'ers grow their own.
          Den ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Kyle Stewart says:

            OK, thanks for that. I will double check the powder, but with the end aim of growing my own ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Angela Peerman says:

            Fwiw, I have a manual wheatgrass juicer that I got on Amazon for less than $25. It's not great, but I figured it was enough to get me started with growing/extracting my own wheatgrass juice. And figuring in the cost of the seeds, it pays for itself after about 10 servings, compared to the cost of buying $3 wheatgrass shots at local juice bars. I'm also embarking on growing barley grass and farro grass (grains that are evolutionary precursors to wheat), and home grown/extracted is my only option for those.

    • Nadia Harper -Gabriel Method Coach says:

      Hi Kyle,

      Fresh is always better but it is about doing the best you can. If you are buying powdered be sure that is it wheatgrass JUICE that has been powdered down and not the unjuiced wheatgrass that has been powdered.

      Also, look to see if there are juice bars in your area that may have fresh wheatgrass shots available.

  155. Barbara Delgado says:

    Where can we ask a question privately?

  156. Zully Gutierrez says:

    Hi. There is a whole variety of probiotic supplements like 5b cfu or 15b cfu. Can you recommend one? Thanks.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Zully,

      The more CFUs the better! CFU stands for Colony Forming Units and this is what helps add the good gut bacteria to your system. The more CFUs the more good bacteria enters your system. A portion will "die" along the way to your gut so the higher the amount, the better chance of getting more into your system. It's also good to store them in your fridge. This is a great brand: gardenoflife.com

      Janine
      GM Team

  157. Shonagh Chalmers says:

    Hi Jon, I'm trying to gather some of the ingredients suggested in your recipes on my next trip to Perth, W.A. as they are not all available in Mandurah, is there a product that I can substitute for the cocoa butter?
    Many thanks
    Shonagh

  158. Jerie Bucko says:

    What is the next best thing to locally grown produce? Winter in the Midwest of the US makes local unavailable. Also, if fresh wheat grass juice isn't one of my favorite foods, is there an option along the lines of a supplement?

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Jerie,
      Frozen is usually second best. Most farms separate their crops into 2 sections: 1) what gets frozen and 2) what gets shipped off โ€œfreshโ€ to grocery stores. What gets frozen usually has less time from being cut to being frozen than fresh produce does by the time it gets to the store (commercial stores). So freezing it can maintain a lot of the nutrient quality. Most fresh produce (around 80%) for all of the US is grown in California and shipped out. If you can get organic frozen itโ€™s even better.
      Den

  159. Miguel Alvarez says:

    I am Miguel I weight 230lbs , I need to get to 185lbs very soon. I was diagnosed with some blood desease and need to lose weight and eat clean to try to feel better.

  160. Lisa Cousins says:

    Hi .. I'm Lisa and I have 100 pounds to lose. I've always been 'chunky' but of course as I've gotten older (and less active due to lack of energy) the weight has piled on. I'm turning 50 this year and really want to be able to enjoy playing tennis again and plan a scuba diving trip with my kids. Inside this morbidly obese body is an athlete! Three years ago I lost 70 pounds following Take Shape for Life. I trained and competed in three sprint triathlons that summer but over the past three years the weight has returned. I am a very healthy eater. I fill my plate with veggies and add a protein like grilled salmon or chicken. I don't eat junk or sweets. I do not sleep well .. just can't turn off my mind and if I wake during the night I cannot get back to sleep. I also know I'm chronically dehydrated .. I'm terrible at drinking water! I was just listening to the audio on hormones and I've also been reading about this and it's role in weight gain. My question is, how do I get my hormone levels checked out? I mentioned it to my traditional medicine gynecologist and he dismissed it but as i'm entering my 50's shortly I would like to get it my levels checked. I'm in the US, Northeast (New York area) ..any recommendation for a doc on this?

    Thanks and best wishes to you all!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Welcome Lisa,
      The best suggestion is to google Integrative and or Holistic doctors in your area. They most certainly exist and are becoming much more common. These are Doctors who appreciate that there is so much more to health than just medication and that the whole needs to be looked at. Integrative doctors will also work in conjunction with Natural Therapists such as Nutritionists and Naturapaths. This is a wonderful way to get complete care. So in your case, you could approach one (or several - it doesn't hurt to get more than one opinion), and ask them to work with you to help to get to the bottom of what is concerning you right now.
      I hope this helps.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Roberta Walker says:

    Hello, I'm trying to find the recipe for 'healthy salad dressing' which Jon mentioned (or is in the Week 1 action steps), and I can't find it on the site. Can you let me know where to find the recipe? thanks!

  162. Clarita Riccobono says:

    how do i get to the class? i have been reading/watching material from the resource library but i don't see how to get to the class tonight.

  163. Vinit Phatak says:

    Hi Jon! It was a good introductory session and I look forward to working with you and your team to kickstart what I hope to be a sustainable change in my mind and body! I had a question which i believe was addressed during the chat session, but I could not read the response as I was paying attention to you instead of reading the chat response. My question is a fundamental one regarding visualisations. If visualisations cause a change in hormonal and fear conditions, what happens when you actually require fear and stress to deal with the real world conditions? Sometimes stress and fear can act as motivators right?

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Vinit,
      Great question! Yes, short term stress is good for us, and in caveman times was a normal part of life. In actual fact - this is one of the exercise strategies we have - Get Thin or Get Eaten - which basically follows the premise that you imagine being chased by a tiger or something to get that sort of adrenaline you are talking about. The kind of stress that is not good however, is the constant stress that we seem to live under in our modern world. This is not natural, and our bodies do not know how to cope, so this is where the FAT Triggers really come into play.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  164. Ann Charles says:

    Hi Jon! Since I signed up so quickly late yesterday, would you be kind enough to send me what all is included in this on-line program. The first class was very good and I believe it's the right path for me at this time. Abundant gratitude!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Ann,

      The best suggestion is to go through the Resource Library at the right hand side of this page. Then also, for this week, just go through this week's action steps to help to know what Jon would like to you to start doing.
      I hope this helps.
      Den

  165. Lynette Neal says:

    very helpful class. I did this class two years ago and found much success. I have more weight to loose and realize that I need to keep the changes I made and stop stress from derailing my growth. I will get back to the meditation/visualization tapes they really work!

  166. Katie says:

    Hi,
    For the morning visualization, are we supposed to be starting with the one that is simply called "morning visualization" or choose any of the visualizations? Jon mentioned the "Burn Fat Now" one during the broadcast. Thanks. Katie

  167. Ann Charles says:

    HI...MY NAME IS ANN AND I LIVE IN CHAPEL HILL, NC.
    I'm SUPER excited about this class and in desperate need of it.

    I'm a bit confused as to where I'm supposed to be tuned in at the moment and how to access it. HELP!

  168. Maggie Meraz says:

    My name is Maggie I live in Denver, Colorado USA. I'm very excited about this class.

  169. Robbie says:

    How do I turn off notifications to my email? Does not work to uncheck that box. Thanks.

  170. Cherlyn Frenchmore says:

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Cherlyn and I live in the Western part of the U.S.A. Love, love the outdoors and am an avid hiker - usually completing 35 - 42 miles a week with my hiking buddy. Looking forward to getting to know all of you better and working this program until we have become the best person we can be in 2016! Thank you to Jon for taking what he learned in his weigh loss journey and putting it into something that will benefit us all!

  171. Cathy A says:

    Hi Jon,
    I'm back after becoming a member in 2013...did great on your program, but then I lost my way. This time my goal is to really get the emotional and stress triggers dealt with to let this extra weight melt away. I'm so looking forward to reconnecting with you and your group again.

  172. Shawn says:

    Hi, my name is Shawn. From the minute I wake up every morning until the minute I go to bed every night, I obsess about my weight and the inability to lose it. I'm hoping this program can put an end to that once and for all. I've done just about every diet, every way of eating (vegetarian, paleo, etc) all the exercise programs (Zumba, Curves, walk over 10,000 steps per day, etc), diet pills and potions (Plexus, etc), and all with no success. I end up in a puddle of tears and no smaller than when I started. I've just continued to gain weight since the birth of my youngest 25 years ago, to the point I am now 100 pounds overweight. I rarely have sweets or snacks, and eat pretty clean most days. I do have two lite beers with hubby in the evenings which I know I should stop doing. I have a very physically active delivery job and we live on some acreage where there is always something needs done, so I am constantly on the go all day.

    My last checkup with the doctor was good, all blood work in the normal range with the exception of a slightly elevated cholesterol โ€“ 12 points to be exact. I do take thyroid and have for the past 3 years. Blood sugar and blood pressure both in the good range. Ha1c is 5.6. The doctor wanted to put me on statins for the cholesterol, but I convinced him to give me some time to bring it down so I don't have to take those meds. I have until September to do that. I just can't get the weight to budge. Honestly, I'm a little afraid of trying another โ€œdietโ€ because each time I do I loose very little weight but manage to gain back quite a bit more than before. So hoping this works this time.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Shawn,

      Thanks for sharing and being here with us! Please remember that this is not a diet but small steps to start to shift your thinking, to reconnect your body and mind, to help lessen inflammation, and to create sustainable lifestyle changes that will lead your body to lose weight. Keep the focus on adding in positive things into your life versus restriction. There is no restriction on The Gabriel Method.

      Janine
      GM Team

  173. Bev says:

    Hi, it's Bev. Is there a technical help tab I can use? I haven't received any notifications except when I originally registered. I found this by finding your page and then at login saying I forgot my password. I then got an email with a new password, and got in, but just want to make sure I'm connected...

  174. Melissa says:

    Question about using the visualizations

    Do we need to "actively" listen to them -- for example, close your eyes, focus on them, etc.

    Or can we put them on "passively", playing them repeatedly more as background music?

    Just wanted to clarify this upfront.

    Thanks!

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Melissa,

      You can do both! We recommend that you actively listen to the visualizations once a day but you can also listen to them in the background.

      Janine
      GM Team

  175. Gail Thurston says:

    Hi,
    I'm Gail from the San Diego area. I'm very happy to be apart of this fantastic group. After reading some of the comments, I know I am right at home with everyone who has written. Every problem has resonated with me. I too am working to let my fear go and let the magic happen.
    I do have a quick question: Are grains considered to have a place in a healthy diet? Of course I'm referring to the healther choices, whole not refined.
    Thank you to everyone who is a part of this process. I feel included.

  176. Zully Gutierrez says:

    Hi Jon .

    I am unable to use the timer.

  177. Lorna Spencer says:

    Hi, my name is Lorna. Not sure if there is a question here, but woke up terrified this morning. Really haven't had this reaction this strong to starting a "diet" program. Felt close to tears all morning. I know why...I am terrified to try again and fail again. I feel I already do so much living foods, wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, juicing, exercise, chia seeds, flax meal, etc. I have absolutely not one medical issue to blame. I do not eat a huge amount of fast foods or junk foods. Yet I am about 40 - 50 lbs overweight. I have tried to explore the emotional side before, and just can't make the connection. I don't think hormones are a problem (I am 53), and still function normally every month like clockwork. I think fear is the issue, but can't get the connection enough to get the weigh off. I guess my question is, I won't be able to be part of any of the live programs due to work. Is this going to be a problem not participating in these classes? Am I going to miss the live connection to help?

    • Dara Lutes-Guest says:

      Had to reply to this as I am feeling the same! I run my own business but woke up feeling so anxious about 'failure' again I ended up working from home with a headache instead of going to to be with my team. The sense of dread has been all day - I just don't have any faith left that it will ever happen for me. I've done so much on the emotional side and medical side and I'm already really healthy in my food and exercise choices - the weight just stays, no matter what I do. I need to get over the fear as well - and the fear is this 'I'm the one person this won't work for'. And then my fear is 'It's my fault for believing that'. And on and on it goes. I so need to break this cycle.

      • Lorna Spencer says:

        ok....lets do this!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Janine Oliver says:

        Hi Dara,

        It is important to remember that this is not a "diet" and therefore there is no failure. This is meant to be a learning experience where you can learn about yourself and how your body and mind work together in order to heal from the inside out. It's about adding in new things and if it doesn't work to try to learn why and how you can adjust things for the next time. It is scary to try again and that is understandable. Just take it one step at a time and try to have fun with the learning process!

        Janine
        GM Team

        • Dara Lutes-Guest says:

          You're right! And I'm feeling good today - I think the visualisation is very calming and positive. I took probiotics in the morning and omega 3 supplements with food. I had a big green juice for breakfast, a bite of some fish with pasta + a bite of a pudding but then didn't want any more, a few bites of a salad wrap later, and then some blueberries and chicken broth for dinner.

          This was less strict that my usual 'stressed' out 'perfect' version of paleo, but I felt better and happier and more content? Not full at any point, but just right. And my digestion suddenly came right? I've been skipping grains and starches for months and had terrible issues. I do get that they are not ideal for various reasons, but my body seems to need them a little, at the moment.

          I also realised how much I DIDN'T eat today - skipped my usual 5 x milky coffees, skipped bread with lunch, skipped chocolates (was at a set business lunch), skipped dinner as wasn't hungry. Went to Cross Fit, felt good.

          Anyway, have come to the decision today that just being as happy and peaceful as possible is probably what I need the most. I think stress is my trigger and draws me towards negative thinking and focus and maybe tells my body to be anxious and hold onto fat? I naturally already really like healthy food and I love moving and the outdoors, and I'm lucky that I don't have medical issues - being stricter with what I eat hasn't lost me a pound. Working out more and more hasn't lost me a pound. It's just lost me my mind and self-worth.

          I've never EVER thrown my scales away, even when I've gone through short periods of not weighing myself, I've never really given myself a mental break from them - they've always been there. And I think... maybe I'm going to. Will first time in 15 years I haven't been weighing myself nearly every day. If I do then maybe my mind and body can focus it's energy on the happy things I'm visualising instead of the weird sadness I feel when I go into the bathroom every day.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Lorna, it sounds like as you wrote you did find some truth that you are holding a lot onto fear. If you are afraid your body can respond by holding onto weight since it feels that it is in an unsafe environment. Fears can be deep seated and may not come from a large trauma but a small one that hasn't surfaced for you yet. Remember that this is not another "diet" but a journey to help you discover the parts of yourself that need to heal in order for your body to release the weight.

      There is no problem with not being able to make the classes live. You can always listen to them afterwards and post any questions you have here.

      Janine
      GM Team

  178. Mindi Jocelyn says:

    Hi, my name is Mindi and I'm 45 pounds overweight. I have multiple food sensitivities and issues with IBS, with a family history of bowel disease. As a child, I was chubby and had a mother who was a chronic dieter. There was so much emphasis on food and our family time revolved around it. Food was a reward in many cases. My first experience with dieting was around age 10 when I started weight watchers. I had grandparents who would visit from out of town and their first comment to me when they arrived would be about my weight, as if their acceptance of me depended on if I was overweight or at a healthy weight. Thin people were held in high regard. Through the years, I did weight watchers a few times without great success. I've gained weight and the only times I've been successful were when I just ate healthy normal foods and did moderate exercise. I always gained it back. I was determined that for my 40th birthday I would lose weight and get healthy, so I worked with a nutritionist and ate anti inflammatory foods. I lost 30 pounds at the time but I still was dealing with high levels of C-reactive protein and was so fatigued. I couldn't understand why I felt so bad if I was eating so healthy. In the last 10 years, I have spent an enormous amount of money seeing alternative practitioners trying to get my hormones balanced and immune system working at a higher level. Currently, I'm the heaviest I've ever been, feel chronically exhausted, have elevated inflammation, increased anxiety, brain fog and little sex drive. Wow! That sounds bad This is the only program that really resonates with me because I know that extreme diets and counting calories don't work. I love this approach and I feel hopeful. In reading the book, I can't figure out my fat triggers. It seems like there are multiple ones there. Hopefully this program will give me insight so I can stop this viscous cycle and finally come to peace with this issue that have been at the forefront of my life.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Mindi,

      Welcome to the program! Multiple triggers are quite common so you are not alone in that. It sounds like you have invested your time and money to healing yourself. As frustrating as the journey can be sometimes, remember that you are still on the road to discovery and healing. It is ok to take one step at a time and we will help you with that throughout this program.

      Janine
      GM Team

  179. Lori Harshbarger says:

    Hello, my name is Lori and I am 100 pounds overweight. I never thought I would ever be this heavy. Nothing I do helps anymore. My hormones are all over the place. My life is stressful and it seems like eating sugar has been the only means I have of relief (temporary) for the feeling I have. I am subscribing to this as a last ditch effort....I am afraid nothing is ever going to take off this weight. I gained 50 pounds in the last 10 years and 50 before that after I had my kids. Sorry to sound so negative, but this is where I am today. Looking forward to walking this journey with you.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Lori,

      Welcome to the program! Your feels are quite normal and very understandable. It is good to remember that are bodies and minds are in constant need of care for as long as we live so don't get discouraged that your body has not responded yet. It sounds like you have multiple triggers that you will need to work through but the great thing about a journey is that you can take it one step at a time! There is no failure, only opportunities to grow during this program. Hang in there!

      Janine
      GM Team

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Lori,

      Welcome to the program! Your feels are quite normal and very understandable. It is good to remember that are bodies and minds are in constant need of care for as long as we live so don't get discouraged that your body has not responded yet. It sounds like you have multiple triggers that you will need to work through but the great thing about a journey is that you can take it one step at a time! There is no failure, only opportunities to grow during this program. Hang in there!

      Janine
      GM Team

  180. CHRISTINE PUTERA says:

    Is there a way to download the visualizations into an app? I'm trying to listen to the first recommended visualization but it keeps stopping. I have already purchased and downloaded the pre-packaged visualizations (about 8) a while ago on an app and they work fine.

  181. Eva Maria Suarez Guillen says:

    Hello, my name is Eva and I'm from Spain. I'm 41 years old and 30 kg overweight. I've been struggling with my weight since my teens. After having my daughter (now 8 years old) I managed to lose all my extra weight, but I started gaining it back slowly like a year later. Soon my parents got divorced and I started gaining and gaining no matter what. I've tried every diet, losing 4-5 kilos and going back to where I was and gaining 2-3 more, over and over again. I started reading the Visualization book a couple of weeks ago, and started visualizing and I somehow think this is my path. I wish soon I can be telling my success story.

  182. Kyle Stewart says:

    Hi everyone,
    My writing here is not so much a question, but more a confirmation with so many others about who I am and the struggles I feel I have had.
    I remember right back to the first diet I was ever put on, as a child in primary school. Not a huge recollection, but after seeing the doctor (for a standard checkup, I recall mum swapping out items in my lunch box for fruit (yes, that is standard fare now and also what I put in my sons lunchbox).
    I recall finishing high school (year 10, 1990) at 80kgs, and ballooned to a bit over 100kgs within 3-4 years from there. I went on the Atkins Diet and returned to 90kgs which seemed a realistic size considering my size (183cms and quite broad shouldered and strong build). I did not tread Atkins as a lifestyle as such, and went off the diet, ballooning (all the while, feeling like I was trying to keep things under control) and got to 116kgs. Things in life otherwise seemed pretty good. A high paying job, building my own house, and got engaged. With the upcoming wedding coming along, Jenny craig came along and I dropped to 106kgs by the wedding date. After then, things went up again, without me changing diet a lot and ate just the same as my 60kgs wife. She maintained weight and I put it on - go figure. Anyway, things ballooned to 126kgs and I though enough was enough, so I went and had a lap band fitted. Very quickly, my weight dropped to 116kgs, but soon after, the marriage broke up and I put a little on and was embarrassed to go see the lap band specialist for top ups and check ups. From here, I believe I fell into a depressive state, but too proud to see the doctor, much to the harm of my body as I because I became such a good comfort eater, and never wanted to get out at all, so closed myself out to a lot of life. Now, when married, we had a beautiful son. He continues to be the light of my life, but have a lot of struggle with his mum with spending time with him, which has really affected me emotionally and physically. I know I shouldn't but I practically withdrew from the outside world other than my close family, but a good thing was that I did force myself (and it did feel literally like having to force it) into new pursuits of photography and Radio Controlled Sailing, both of which I still enjoy. I did play cricket, but two years ago, I was standing in the field and had the realisation that I simply did not enjoy being there anymore. In actual fact, I had lost the ability to enjoy myself, and everything seemed a real struggle.
    That, literally had a big bearing on weight gain again, and I found myself at 140kgs. I found the Gabriel method book in a book shop and having a quick look, thought "what hurt would $30 be in looking at it". I read it cover to cover, watched a heap of youtube vids and it does really resonate with me.Pretty quickly, I found myself losing 15kgs and was pretty proud at 125 that I was on the right track.
    Every 6 weeks, my son, his mum and I see a psychologist for initial separation anxiety issues from him (and her - but that's another story). About 9 months ago, we had a session and it affected me quite badly with false accusations coming out and being a pacifist and not wanting conflict in front of our son, I bit my lips and said nothing, but I left that session literally shaking and had a pretty tearful weekend afterwards - didn't leave the house at all and struggled to even get out of bed. Fast forward just two months and my weight went from the 125 to 150kgs! How the hell did it do that so quick???
    Now, I just feel lost and really want to let go of this weight, but also know that I also have to let go of other baggage as well to help heal myself.
    I do want to be the healthy example to my son, but at the moment, it is a huge way away from that, which drags me down a lot. I also now have excess fluid in my lower legs which does worry me and something has to be done, so with the Gabriel Method really resonating with me, I now have taken the step of paying for the NYNY course and truly hope that this will be the turning point in getting my life back to a semblance of happiness within me.

    there we go, bared my soul for the first time, with any luck it may be a bit cathartic and help release some things that should not be carried with me.

    • Kyle Stewart says:

      Oh yes, I didn't mention. My goal at the moment would e to get my weight back to below three figures and into a healthy way of life. From there, if weight lowers due to a healthy Gabriel Method assisted lifestyle, that's fin, but it would also be fine simply staying under that 100kgs

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Kyle,
      Welcome! And thank you for sharing your story with us. As you have already realised, losing weight is not about calories in and calories out - there is so much more involved. Jon will help you to learn why your body wants to hold onto weight and then give you the knowledge and steps to heal and begin your journey. Just sharing this with people in a similar situation and becoming part of a support network of like-minded souls hopefully will also help you to feel that you are most definitely not alone.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rusty Fleischer says:

      Thank you Kyle for sharing your story. I greatly appreciate your openess and vulnerability. That is a challenge for most of us.l wish you, myself and everyone else on this journey the best and we succeed in reaching our goals.

  183. Sagar Verma says:

    Sorry forgot to mention.. My weight goal is 15 to 20 kgs!

  184. Sagar Verma says:

    Hi I'm Keerty from India.. Though logged in as sagar as d card was was my brothers card.. Anyway..from last 12 years .. After my elder daughters birth.. Have always been 15 to 20 kgs up ..though In last all these years.. I have been on yoyo diet . As in on and off.. So the weight also use to fluctuate.. Then I gave up.. N decided to go for surgery ..laser vaser.. Though very painful.. But I did got wat I was looking for..had done the surgery on by thighs n butts.. As I have broder lower body.
    And then after a year ..I conceive..n delivered a baby girl.. So was back to square one!
    The day I started my diet n gym I was 90kgs.. Dat was after5 months I deliver.. So from der till now .. I have cm to 75 but dats it .. I'm jus not going any further.. No clue.. Have tried all d diets..low carb,high protein ,fad diet n wat not!
    But now I'm just tired..n you r my last hope..!
    PLZ HELP

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Keerty,
      So glad you have joined us in this program. Over the coming weeks you will learn that there are so many reasons why your body wants to hold onto weight - and Jon will help you to begin to heal that cause or causes. Please keep us posted!
      Den - GM Team

  185. Susan Biddlecomb says:

    Ack! sorry for writing so much!

  186. Susan Biddlecomb says:

    Hi, Susan here. I have a bit of a history with weight, as probably all of us do. I'm 59 1/2, and about 200 pounds over my ideal weight. I'd be happy to lose 100, though! I eat pretty well and (except for a current injury) am fairly active - daily yoga practice, and teach 3 yoga classes/week, and walks at least 2x week. No health issues other than recent injuries (Achilles tendonitis and hip flexor issues). Every year, my doctor says I'm the healthiest patient on his patient load. I'm the only person in my family who is not diabetic.

    My history includes a 1-1/2 year period where I lost 140 pounds and got to a normal weight, and maintained it for 2 years. What did it take to do that? Completely on my own, I logged calories and limited to 1200/day, and I worked up from being able to jog the straights on a quarter mile track to running 90 miles/week (including 2 20-miles runs each week). I work at a university and the folks in the exercise science program noticed my progress and one of the professors tracked my progress for a while, out of interest. I ran 5 marathons, with decent times, during that period.

    It didn't last, life threw some things at me and I not only stopped tracking food and running, but was in a situation where I felt like I had to protect myself. All that weight came rushing back on, and then some, I was close to 400lbs, and maintaining a stressful lifestyle (single mom, stressful job, never enough time for anything). About 15 years like that.

    At a really low point 6-7 years ago, I found your book and by applying the concepts, lost 80 pounds of the 200 I'd gained. This got me down to where I could do some physical things, and I started yoga during that period. But I knew I would rather stay at that weight than go back to the rigid lifestyle I had for those few years in my 20's - it just would not be doable in my 50's. So for the last 5 years or so, I've been hovering at ~200 pounds above ideal, gaining and losing the same 20 pounds. But as mentioned, maintaining a reasonably active life.

    I'm hoping that in the course of the next 5 weeks I can unlock what I need to at least start my weight going down. I am frustrated by my recent injuries and know that at my age and weight, the brute force physical thing that worked in my 20's is no longer realistic.

    I am vegetarian (have been for 5 years), but I do eat eggs/dairy.

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Susan,

      We are glad you are here! It sounds like you are ready to take the steps for lasting change. We are here to support you throughout your journey! Welcome!

      Janine - GM Team

  187. Anouk Flambert says:

    I'm a bit intimidated by the wheatgrass juice action step. How much of it are we aiming to consume. any tricks to helping it go down?

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Anouk,
      If you are intimidated by taking the wheatgrass shot - just leave this out - it is not imperative that you take everything on the list - these are just suggestions. It does take some people some time to get used to wheatgrass, and this might be something you can revisit either during this program or at some stage later, when you have been on this journey for a while and it may not be as intimidating. I hope this helps.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Barbara Delgado says:

      Where can I find the action steps?

      • Dara Lutes-Guest says:

        I would like to know this also - never realised we needed to do anything re wheatgrass?

        • Janine Oliver says:

          Hi Dara,

          Wheatgrass is just one superfood. There are tons of amazing healing foods out there. Not every food will work for every body. But these are recommendations that Jon gives that have worked for him personally. I usually take a wheatgrass shot with a slice of orange to help cut the taste. I've actually grown to really like wheatgrass now!

          Janine - GM Team

          • Dara Lutes-Guest says:

            Ahhh okay! So part of the 'ramping up nutrients' bit. There's a wheatgrass bar near my work so will start popping by there in the mornings as a replacement to usual coffee. Thanks!

      • Janine Oliver says:

        Hi Barbara,

        The Action Steps are located at the end of each week which you can see on the right hand side for this membership program. They will be become available as each week launches. I hope this helps!

        Janine - GM Team

  188. Matt Dennis says:

    Hello. Matt from Michigan here. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember; 7 or 8 at least. My first diet was when I was 10 and I've tried at least 20 different diets in the last 27 years since then. Read GM about 15 months ago. Really resonated but never had much success losing anything. Still applied concepts, but not fully invested eventually rarely did visualizations. Fast forward to last month and I finally got a sleep study and was diagnosed with severe OSA. My cPap device will be here next week and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to rededicate myself to living the GM way. I am about 90-100 lbs over my idea weight and looking to bring my real self out from behind the veil of fat.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Matt,

      Welcome! You are on the right track! Please don't worry about not losing weight
      right away, every person's body is different and the changes
      you are making will last a lifetime.

      Thank you for choosing to be with us on this journey!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  189. Anouk Flambert says:

    Hi, My name is Anouk and I am in Montreal, Canada. I'm a mother of 4 and have been desparately struggling with my weight since after college...though my sense of desparation has really come to a head in the last 5 years. I was so grateful to fall upon your book last november, and have even taken myself back into professional help to deal with some of the emotional causes of obesity. I was hesitating about whether this was the right time to join this program because i am still working through some of what I need to work through with my professional coach. but then I also felt it could never be THE right time. And I got a sign this evening that this is it...I am so so so hoping these 5 weeks will be a new beginning for me....so much is riding on this.

    I turned 45 this year and I am about 45 lbs overweight. Usually a confident, driven person, I find myself hiding socially and professionally and ridden with shame over the way I look and especially what a failure that makes me feel like.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Anouk,

      Welcome! You indeed made the right choice. Loving yourself, healing any emotional baggage and feeling good are the keys to be off to a great start.
      The visualizations would help you with that. Hope you enjoy the next few weeks with us. We are with you on your journey!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

  190. Judy Levine says:

    Hi this is Judy from Toronto, Is there a map to figure out what we should be focusing on each day, is there a daily email that walks us through it?
    I'm just not sure how to navigate this with a lot of kids, work etc
    Thanks
    JL

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Judy,

      Welcome! Within the New You in the New Year program, you will see on the right
      panel the weekly schedule we will have with the program. Before every week starts, kindly download the Class Notes and Action Steps for every week. By clicking on the "Core Class" of every week, you will find these downloads when you scroll down the bottom of the page. Hope this helps!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  191. Melissa says:

    Time to Succeed in 2016...

    It's time to get control of my weight, once and for all. I am about 100 lbs over my ideal weight. I am so tired of losing weight on diets -- HCG was the most effective one for me personally -- and then eventually having it creep all back on despite following the rules. My closet it full of umpteen sizes of clothes, and I'm so ready to get to a healthy weight and be able to stay there. I am far along my health journey in terms of seeking natural/alternative solutions instead of mainstream medicine ones. I am looking forward to identifying whatever is keeping the weight on. I am ready for the failure to be over; right now, the excess weight keeps me from doing all that I want to do. Looking forward to learning the tools I need to do this!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Melissa,

      It is definitely time to succeed in 2016! Welcome to the program. In the program, you will know what makes your body wanting to hold excess weight.
      By knowing this and addressing the main fat trigger you have, I believe
      success is within reach in 2016. We are with you on your journey!

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  192. Angela Plati says:

    Hi Everyone!

    My name is Angela and I'm from Toronto, Canada. I don't have a lot of weight to lose but I don't feel comfortable in my skin and I need to change my perception of food and exercise. I grew up in a household of bad habits and have been taught how to be an expert at emotional eating. I want to lose 20lbs or more and after dropping weight in the past five years I have hit a wall of frustration with my exercises and food. I obsess over exercise, calories in and out and I'm a master at punishing myself - none of it is working. Now my weight just won't move anymore. Jon's ideas and program came to me at the right time in my life when I have tried everything. Now it's time to change my perception of all aspects of this long standing issue in my life.

    All of your stories are incredible and inspiring. I wish you all the best results with contentment and happiness.

    Angela

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Angela,

      We are happy to have you! We help that this program helps you change your relationship with food and exercise so that you can be liberated from this cycle.

      Janine - GM Team

  193. Beki says:

    I'm Beki and I am 175 lbs overweight. I have been dealing with fibromyalgia since the birth of my first child 6 years ago and am on a daily cocktail of medications. I can't do it anymore. I don't see myself in the mirror and I don't feel like myself in my skin. I'm tired of being broken and limited. I am 80% certain that I know the why behind my weight...it's the how to fix it that I'm unsure of and I am really hoping to find answers...if not freedom, with this program.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Beki,
      Please try to call in and speak to Jon during one of the live Q&A's if you can.
      We hope you enjoy the next few weeks with us.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Jacki Osmand says:

    hi I am Jacki, I live in Australia and just turned 50. Have been overweight since the birth of second child almost 20 years. I have tried everything to assist me lose my weight and resolve every day to start again. I joined this group as I have just spent 6 weeks travelling Europe where I walked 10 - 16 km every day, ate reasonably well, no snacks and breakfast and dinner and did not lose a shred of weight over that time. So even a fun and healthy lifestyle with no stress triggers did not help. I return home and all the unhealthy things that I do started right back up again since the new year. I find my weight has stopped me getting jobs and I go out less and less, often not leaving my house until absolutely necessary. I have so many positive things in my life and yet I cannot overcome this one thing that holds me back. It frustrates me that even though I know I am eating incorrectly and avoiding doing simple exercise I castigate myself while taking another mouthful - i Just don't stop!!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Welcome Jacki! There is so much more to losing weight than simply calories in and calories out. Hopefully during this program you will be able to get to the bottom of why your body is wanting to hold onto weight. If you can - try to call in and speak directly to Jon during one of our Live Q&A's. You will find his intuition and practical advice invaluable!
      Den - GM Team

  195. Katie Lips says:

    Hi Iโ€™m Katie and I live near London in England. I read Jonโ€™s book in July 2014 and since lost 78lbs and reached a goal Iโ€™d given myself of having a healthy BMI / weight before I turned 40 in November. I found Jonโ€™s book and specifically the insight into emotional obesity to be transformational for me having been overweight or obese for the past 20 years. I dropped from am a UK dress size 20 to a 12, bought a whole new wardrobe (twice) and felt fantastic.

    Why have I joined the programme?

    Well, having achieved a โ€˜goalโ€™ and enjoyed it, I subsequently stopped. Iโ€™ve โ€˜given upโ€™ and reverted to old habits and although Iโ€™ve only put on a handful of pounds I feel far from fantastic. Since November, and reaching a healthy weight Iโ€™ve started eating sugary food for comfort and stopped the exercise Iโ€™d come to love.

    I canโ€™t explain this other than it is some sort of self sabotage and that Iโ€™m still clinging onto some weight for reasons Iโ€™m not yet clear about (nothing major happened in my life in the few weeks since November).

    The reality is that Iโ€™m still 20-30lbs away from my ideal weight and body - and having lost 78lbs already I now need extra help and to reinvigorate my understanding that this is about being healthy forever and not just about losing pounds to reach a goal.

    Iโ€™m really looking forward to the programme, to meeting fellow participants - this feels so positive and right thing to do for the next 5 weeks and beyond!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Katie! Congratulations on all that you have achieved. Plateau's are very normal in this journey, Jon had several. What you are going through right now could well be an indication that there is still something that needs to be healed. Hopefully over the coming weeks you will get that 'a-ha' moment. Keep us posted!
      Den

  196. Robbie says:

    Hi Jon. I successfully downloaded all the visualizations to my Mac. However, am having trouble syncing this iTunes playlist with my iPhone, which I more commonly have with me. Previously, I downloaded an iPhone app you offered with sample visualizations. Is there an app for this full list of New You visualizations?

  197. Michael Swain says:

    Hi, I'm Michael from Indiana, USA. My significant FAT triggers are stress and past trauma I'm holding onto. My weight gain began when I was going through several traumatic life events at the same time; I plateaued for a while at about 70 lbs over the weight I normally was. Since a job promotion (and more stress) and going on anti-depressants, I have gained another 50 lbs, so I am now 120 lbs heavier than my "normal" weight. I know have skin issues, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and a sports-related knee injury that was exacerbated by my weight. I have reached the point where I need to accept and address that I am obese and move forward.

    My wife learned of Jon when watching Hungry for Change and I think this program might address many of the issues I'm dealing with.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Michael,
      Welcome and thank you for sharing your story. If you can please try to call in and speak to Jon during one of our Q&A sessions.
      Kind regards
      Den

  198. Rusty Fleischer says:

    Hello Everyone. My name is Rusty Fleischer and I live most of the time in Israel so unless I am having a very sleepless night (2 am), I will be part of the group that listens to the recordings. I have dealt with being overweight and dieting all of my 68 + years. My lifestyle is a healthy one and my biggest challenges are binges and portion control. Last May I started doing the Gabriel Method and at some point I got lost along the way. That is my reason for joining the group, to help me stay on track. From what I have read and personally experienced, the Gabriel Method makes so much sense and I am looking forward to getting back to it. My goal is 25 kg and as long as I am doing the Gabriel Method, I know it will happen. It is all about the mind body connection. smile emoticon

  199. Sherry Burbank says:

    Hello! I am Sherry, and I am 43 years old and live about 70 miles north of Boston. I have been overweight for the last 15 years, and am now at my highest weight ever, about 125 lbs over the suggested weight for my BMI. Most concerning to me, the size of my body is starting to significantly interfere with my ability to function and live the life I want to live. I'm looking forward to learning a mind-body approach to turning off the weight gain!

  200. Susan Mary Zachariah says:

    Hi everyone and the GM team.

    I've joined for this after much thought as I'm fed up with struggling to lose weight. I'm 36 kg overweight, and gained around 17 kg over the past 2 years. I have read through your book earlier, and I know that my obesity is Emotional obesity, starting from childhood and worsened after marriage. In spite of knowing this and trying my best to deal with the various stresses, I'm not able to proceed with losing weight.. I don't know if I'm the only one struggling with it, but I've reached such a point that I don't realise my size.. I feel I'm not too bad when I look at myself in the mirror, but am shocked when I see my photo. Being fat is my safety blanket from the world I live in, and any time I lose weight, anxiety sets in and I regain whatever little weight I've lost.
    My weight has reached such a point that it's affecting my health, my work and my marriage. Every week, I set goals and plan my food intake, but after 2-3 days, I start craving so bad that I can't stick on to my plan, and then become even more depressed. I've even tried inserting a balloon to decrease my stomach size, but all that did was expand the other muscles of my stomach.
    I really hope that you will be able to help me. You really are my last hope.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Susan,
      Welcome, we hope that the next few weeks will help you to really understand why your body is wanting to hold onto weight, and allow you to begin to heal.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  201. Joean Lee Sheau Huey says:

    Hi, I'm Joean from Malaysia and i have been fighting with this weight issue since 2006 and i'm now at the heaviest weight of my life (85kg 157cm), i used to be 51kg. i lost some weight in dec 2014 till 68 and then i gain it back ..17kg in just a year, unbelievable. Whatever way to loose weight, u name it, i have tried, soup diet, vege fruit diet, dukan diet, slimming centre, excessive exercise and i have tried so hard. September 2015 i got my saliva check, Hormon Imbalance. on cortisol medicine 1mg dose for two month. I have no one to turn to as everybody will just say that "you are lazy, you ate too much, you should exercise more..bla bla bla." just feel so alone and now i don't bother what they said, it means nothing to me and they have no idea what i have been through. when i see Jon and how he loose his weight, i just feel that he understand me because he been the same situation before, i really hope i can settle this weight issue ONCE AND FOR ALL! get rid of this stubborn fat and i want to wear nice sexy clothes again and never hide myself anymore!looking forward to this 5 week program! i have faith in you and myself!! NEW YEAR NEW ME!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Joean,
      Welcome, and yes you are so right - there is so much more to losing weight - and hopefully you will be able to answer some of these questions for yourself during this program. We are here to support - (the GM Team as well as fellow GM'ers). Hope you enjoy the next few weeks with us ๐Ÿ™‚
      Den

  202. Dara Lutes-Guest says:

    Hi All,

    Everything I've read about this approach makes sense but I have struggled to get it to click in the past. Don't really have issues with wanting and choosing healthy vibrant food or with the excerising (I do!) but despite this the weight seems 'stuck' at a good 50 pounds more than is healthy or comfortable. Over the last 18 months I've got rid of all medication, including The Pill, rebalanced hormones naturally with help of an endocrinologist who uses natural approaches, sorted out my gut health, eaten well, exercised regularly and generally been feeling good (allergies, acne, exhaustion, insomnia all gone) but the fat is just sticking around - not a pound down.... And there's nothing medically wrong at all - very much the opposite, I'm in good health. I'm hoping that I can finally figure this out and let this extra weight go... I feel a little anxious - scared to hope any more, because I've been thinking for some time 'this is going to be the last piece of the puzzle!' but nothing has changed. I really hope this helps me find the final piece! Dara

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Dara,
      We hope that this part of your journey finally gives you the answers. You have already achieved so much. Please keep us posted.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  203. Trish Ahmer says:

    Hi Jon & GM team,
    I am looking forward to participating in this program, am reading Jon's book, have been on the outside looking in for a while, researching and reading lots and trying things out, but no magic wand found. Now realise I cannot do this alone and need some support on this journey so here I am from sunny South Australia. If I am totally honest I need to admit I have 39.7Kg to release after a lifetime of dieting and battling hard to not get where I currently am! trying hard all those years to find something that would actually help me to cease this slow slide into obesity. I have made some of the changes to my life and eating patterns but there is still a long way to go. I will only be able to listen in to the first session live, at 10am Brisbane time which is 9.30am here in Adelaide, as it is a Public Holiday for Australia Day, and I work Tuesdays normally, so hope I do not miss too much not being there live. At least I can be there for the first one. Kind regards to all, Trish

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Trish,
      Welcome. Don't worry if you are not able to listen in to all of the shows live... you can listen to the recordings of them and then if you have any questions, just ask them here.
      Hope you enjoy the next few weeks with us.
      Den

  204. Nancy E. Brier says:

    Hi Jon. I attended your three day retreat at Omega. Since then, I have released 40 lbs. I say released rather than lost because when you lose something...you look for it. And I don't want to find it.
    I've incorporated some of the teachings I learned this summer into my daily meals and use the excercise technique you taught us. I.have removed sugar and most grains from my diet. When I remember, I do the evening meditation.
    I have about 20 more pounds to go till I am at my ideal weight. I am looking forward to learning this method in depth and using all of the tools you have to offer.
    Many thanks for your wisdom and generousity,
    Nancy Elyze

  205. Shonagh Chalmers says:

    Hi everyone! I am from Mandurah, Western Australia. I have struggled with my weight for many years(need to let go of approx 30 kgs) and got to a point of desperation where I had a lapband procedure. I have since had the lapband removed as it did not help me with my weight loss but actually caused other health issues. I am looking forward to this journey, and hope to turn my negative self image into a positive one.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Shonagh,

      Welcome! We are looking forward to assisting you on your journey to a wonderful transformation. Loving yourself, healing any emotional baggage and feeling good are the keys to be off to a great start! See you soon! - Kelly, The GM Team

  206. Robbie Hutchison says:

    Hi everyone. I am looking forward to this program. I have been wrestling the last few years with weight gain that started when I went through breast cancer treatments โ€ฆ the whole spa treatment! I have been in remission but on anastrozole (an aromatase inhibitor) now for over a year to basically eliminate my estrogen; they say I will be on this for 5 to 10 years. The effect is like swimming upstream to control my weight, which is new to me. I hope to find ways to manage my new metabolism and feel healthier going forward.

    • Debra says:

      Hi Robbie. I'm on the same path as you. I was diagnosed a year ago, finished radiation late October. Gained 30 pounds during treatment from Prednisone, the cancer, etc. Retaining tons of fluid. Am on Tamoxifen for 10 years for the same reason as you with the same effects.

      I wanted to do NYNY last year when my diagnosis rudely interrupted my plans. But I'm back this year and excited to take control over my life and my healing.

      God speed to you!!!

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Robbie,

      Welcome! Thank you for choosing to be with us on your journey to weight loss.

      Regards,

      Kelly, The GM Team

  207. Georgia Sheehan says:

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Georgia, I am from Geraldton, Western Australia. I am 48, I have been a yo yo dieter from the age of 18, I can see I have patterns and my weight goes up and down by 5 kilos, I know this may not sound a lot to most people, however it is a habit/pattern I am ready to give up. I own a wellness centre and have worked in this industry for some time helping others, and now it is my time to get to cause of my issues.
    I am so excited to be apart of this 5 week journey with you all.

  208. Kim Frost says:

    Hello,

    I am looking forward to going on this journey with you all and hoping to get started feeling better for the rest of my life. I've never been small or had great eating habits and I've always had bionic hormones. Fertility treatments about 10 years ago started a hormone adventure that paralleled 100 lb weight gain. Took about a year after I got rid of the girl bits causing most of the trouble to find the right combination of hrt. (Sorry guys if that is too much info). I am hopeful that this will be my last weight loss journey. I read the book about a year ago and the philosophy resonated with me but I had no luck on my own. Hoping going through it with all of you will be the ticket.
    Best
    Kim

  209. Lawrence A Haines says:

    You mention in one presentation that pacemakers are a problem. I am 87 years old and have one. Can I do the program?
    Lawrence Haines

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Lawrence,

      If you have a heart condition, you should consult your doctor first. The visualizations contain Binaural beats which can affect brainwaves, therefore people with pacemakers or with epilepsy can possibly be affected by this. You can learn more about Binaural beats by checking out this link:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_beats

      Hope this helps.

      -Kelly, the GM Team

  210. Ammu says:

    Dear Jon, the GM team and everyone else here,
    Thank you for this opportunity to really understand my body and allow it to release the excess weight it's decided to hang on to. I have been in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma for three years now, and this year, at age 30, my husband and I want to start a family. I have struggled with my weight ever since I was a child, but somehow, since 2014, I have put on over 20kgs, when paradoxically, I am the happiest I've ever been. After a year of extreme see-sawing, I am at my wit's end. I've been doing your Evening visualisation ever since I read your book last October, and I think it's wonderful. I am really looking forward to the next five weeks, and learning how to be in the best health possible.
    Best of luck to everyone else here!
    Ammu

  211. Amy Weiner says:

    Hi Jon,

    Thank you for the opportunity to join this program! I have read the Gabriel Method book, and have been listening to the visualization tracks nightly and daily for the past couple of months. I am a 31-year old female, and would like to let go of about 20-30 pounds of fat. I have been quite active my whole life, and currently exercise by hiking, biking, swimming, and strength training. Additionally, I have been following a paleo lifestyle for the past decade or so, and have been experimenting with keto for about the past five months. While I neither eat nor have cravings for dairy, grains, gluten, or sugar, I still seem to have problems getting rid of unwanted fat. Therefore, given my clean diet and active lifestyle, how can I identify the core reasons that my body is refusing to let go of the extra fat? I am looking forward to exploring this question with you over the coming weeks.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Amy,

      This program will definitely help you know the reason why your body refuses to let go of excess fat. For starters, you may do the fat trigger quiz, kindly visit the link below:

      http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/whats-your-fat-trigger

      We look forward to seeing you on the 25th! Keep up the good work!

      -Kelly, The GM Team

    • Dara Lutes-Guest says:

      Amy I feel so releived reading your comment as I have been going through similar process - doing the 'right' things but not seeing any result weight wise. I feel very grateful for my health, especially seeing some people here who have been through so much...but... I still want to be slim!!!

  212. Judith Crop says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful program! I'm very excited about the weeks ahead. Quick question -- can I use dried fruit as a sweetener (blend a date or 2 in a smoothie for example) w/o spiking my blood sugar or should I stick w processed coconut palm sugar or xylitol?

  213. Monique Alexander says:

    Have read the book and listening to the visulaizations. Looking forward to this New Year New you program. Grateful to moving forward.

  214. William McDonald says:

    Hi Jon,I just signed up for the 5 Week Program and have started the morning and evening visualization and have read your book. Is there a step by step process I can follow to get started with the food portion of the program? Same question for the exercise part? Can you recommend some probiotics and digestive enzymes? Thanks in advance!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi William,
      The best place to start is the weekly action steps... each week more and more actions will be added. So at this stage there is nothing you need to do.. as you can go through the process with us all at the same time. Food will be discussed in more detail during each of the Classes. However, the Action Steps will also make suggestions of what you can add each week. I hope this helps?
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  215. Chris says:

    Hi Jon,I have come and gone since Step By Step. Discouraged by "Until you solve your sleep problems, you will never loose weight" I have tried many things and have not totally solved that." I am familiar with the concepts. However I stopped the visualisations "until I sorted out the sleep issues??" - that is a long story. However I have now turned 70 when you know that your health is critical to quality of life. I joined up hoping this course and coaching will help me focus and over come my discouragement. I must get on top of this overweight and lose about 12-15 kilos!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Chris,
      Welcome! And we hope you enjoy the program with us today! Please try to call in to speak to Jon directly during one of the live Q&A's - Jon's advice will really make the difference to you in your journey. Have you been tested for Sleep Apnea as yet?
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Chris says:

        Yes I have tested for sleep apnea Den, My problems go back 40 years for a serial range of reasons, most of which have been dealt with. Unfortunately sleep apnea is the "flavour of the month" and most sleep clinics are flogging CPAP machines as a panacea. I am waiting on doing some sleep tests thru a hospital clinic which is broader. In the meantime I take steps to mitigate and manage my broken sleep patterns. This is exacerbated by a lifetime of shallow breathing.

  216. Angela Peerman says:

    Re: Checklist item #1: Schedule a Doctor Visit. As luck would have it, my annual wellness checkup is already scheduled for Wednesday (1/27), and I did the blood tests this past Friday, in anticipation of the appointment. Is there anything in particular I should consider bringing up with my doctor? I do have impaired glucose tolerance (so-called pre-diabetic), but other health indicators such as blood pressure & cholesterol are within the "normal" range -- And I exercise regularly.

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Angela,
      The main things to raise with your doctor is that you are about to commence this program - and give them a list of the steps that you will be undertaking. We want to ensure that there is nothing that your doctor would not recommend you do. Let us know how you go?
      Kind regards
      Den

      • Angela Peerman says:

        It's not significantly different from what I've already been doing (particularly since I've been doing the Gabriel Method "on my own" since March). I suspect my dr would like for me to go on a diet, but I've been assertive that I will not (since I know that diets are not sustainable). But I will let him know that I'm starting a new wellness program & give him a general idea about it.

        • Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Angela,

          That would be a great idea. Anyone can follow the Gabriel Method. We always recommend that you speak with your doctor before starting any program. The Gabriel Method focuses much more on all factors of life and not just on diet and exercise. Adding in the Big-3s (Protein, Omega-3, and Live foods) to each meal is one of the biggest things you can do at this time.

          Hope this helps.

          -Kelly, The GM Team

  217. Lawrence A Haines says:

    In his sales promotion Jon spent much time saying that diets did not work.
    Yet as soon as I signed up I got a bunch of more sales ads with various kinds of food and other items. Are those not a fundamental dieting program?

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Lawrence,
      Sorry that you have received all those adds. Would you be able to email our team at help@thegabrielmethod.com with an idea of some of the food adds that you have received?
      The GM is not a Fundamental Diet Program, while Jon does make recommendations in regards to food - this is more about aiming to increase your nutritional intake to help reduce cravings, and also to help the healing process for your digestive system. Both of these are important in your journey. However, that said it is about adding more positives and not about restriction - as this is not sustainable long term. I hope this helps. Please keep us posted.
      Den - GM Team

  218. Sarah Engler says:

    Hi Jon,

    I just finished reading your book and have started visualizing each morning and night. I'm so grateful for the knowledge and understanding I am gaining. I have more than 100lb to lose and am overwhelmed. Having a life long perspective about my health is new and tough to maintain, I want the quick fix. I know I didn't get here overnight and making these changes is going to take time. A great deal of my weight gain started with my mother's death 20 years ago. I've slowing been building walls to keep myself "safe" from pain and weight is one way that I have hidden. Reaching out and asking for support is not easy for me. This is going to be a challenge for me but one I know I need to face for health and happiness.

    Sarah

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Sarah,
      We appreciate how hard it is to open up - and thank you. We hope that this program helps you on your journey - and please try to call in and speak directly to Jon if you can. Any questions you have at any stage - just add them here or on the Facebook page.
      Den ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. Kwee Oh says:

    Hi Jon,

    I have been diagnosed with fatty liver and diabetes. After having my 3rd child at age 37, my weight kept ballooning until I am even heavier than I was at 9 months pregnant! Tried everything and even gene test which states I am 800% more likely to be obese than normal people due to my genes which is prone to obesity and water retention. Spent a lot on slimming centres with no apparent weight loss either. Have been listening to your visualisation every night for past 2 years but no weight loss. The only thing that worked for me was Dr Cohen's diet but it resulted in my 3rd unwanted pregnancy, 12 years apart from my first.

    Given so many odds against me, and fact that I cannot eat a lot of the foods on your recipes, would this still work for me? Really desperate to lose 20-25kg before more diseases eat more life away!

    Thanks,
    KC

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi KC,
      So much of what Jon talks about is nothing to do with food. So yes the Gabriel Method is something that will work for you. As you have already discovered it is not simply a case of calories in and calories out. Please take advantage of the opportunity to call in and speak directly to Jon during one of the live Q&A classes - Jon's advice could well give you the 'a-ha' moment that you are seeking.
      Kind regards
      Den - GM Team

  220. Roberta Walker says:

    Hi Jon,
    I have read your books, and also did a month on of the UCE. After 6 months nothing really changed with my weight. I've been working with Melinda (cellular release). I spoke with you once, and mentioned that she mentioned I might try the Hormone Reset Diet (I'm 57). You didn't feel I should, but after the months of visualizing, and listening to your evening meditation with no change, I decided to try it...same thing as always: I cut out red meat, alcohol, wheat, sugar, and ate 1 lb. of veggies each day. I lost 3 pounds, and then my body refused to give up any more. This has been a theme. I am convinced that dieting absolutely doesn't work, and I need to break through to whatever thoughts, beliefs, fears or whatever, is holding the weight on me. So, here I am very hopeful that maybe this sort of concentration will work. I have always been through many tapping sessions with professionals, hypnotherapy, etc. I am beyond frustrated.

    • Roberta Walker says:

      sorry about the typos.

      • Gabriel Method Team says:

        Hi Roberta,

        Please do not worry about not losing weight yet. We have different bodies. Our body is adjusting to all these wonderful changes which will last a lifetime. Loving yourself, healing the emotional baggage is a big step in the direction of losing weight. When your body is balanced, the weight will begin to drop off. Hope this helps! You are on the right track! Keep up the good work, we believe in you! - Kelly, The GM Team

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Roberta,
      So sorry to hear how frustrated you are. Please take this advantage to call in and speak to Jon during one of the live Q&A classes during this NYNY program. And keep us posted with how you are progressing during the program either here or on the Facebook page.
      We are here to help you on your journey.
      Den - GM Team

  221. Peter PEASE says:

    Hi
    I have just joined the programme. I am really looking forward to the programme but being based in the UK the sessions run at midnight? How important is it to see / take part in the sessions live?
    Peter

    • Janine Oliver says:

      Hi Peter,
      So sorry that you will be unable to partake in the live sessions. Not to worry though! We are an international community so we make sure to record and have available playbacks of the sessions so that you don't have to miss a thing! The most important part is to listen when you are relaxed and ready to absorb the information to start the transformation you are ready for!

      Janine
      Gabriel Method Team

  222. Moonika says:

    Hi Jon,

    I read The Gabriel Method in February last year and simply stopped dieting. I also read a rather intersting book explaining why diets don't work soon after, and even though I have not lost any weight, any desire for quick results has been put out of my mind by the simple admission that diets really don't work.

    As I said, I haven't lost any weight and have instead been gaining it but I am conscious of the fact that my eating habits are not as good as they could be and there are probably some other triggers that I need to eliminate before I will be able to achieve permanent weight loss success. It is good that I have not become disheartened and hopefully with the help of this programme I will be able to kickstart something great.

    I took the triggers test and in my case it suggsted that my main trigger is medication (although I only take contraception and have been for years, I can track my weight gain back to it all those years ago). So I am going to go off it and see if it doesn't make a difference.

    I am excited to be here and work with you, Jon, so look forward to the kick-off.

    All the best,
    Moonika

  223. Amy says:

    Hi Jon!

    I'm really excited about this program. I found your guided meditation and have done some reading on your method. As a person who has battled life long weight issues, I need to solve what other issues and triggers are keeping the extra on. My heart and mind are 100% on board for a change that will be my new lifestyle for the rest of my life. I'm not interested in more dieting programs. I've been on them all. I'm only concerned about absorbing everything in only 5 weeks. Will we be able to continue after that time? Many thanks in advance! I sure am ready to connect and learn to the help and community.
    Amy

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Amy,

      Once the program has been purchased, you will have access to them for as long as you want. This means, after the 5 weeks, you may go through the program again at your own pace. Also, we have coaching programs which may further help you on your journey to weightloss,health and wellness.

      Hope this helps.

      The GM Team

      • Amy says:

        That sounds wonderful. Thank you for the quick reply. I know I need to heal the emotional baggage from some prior trauma and I'm really looking forward to having more tools and support in how to do that.

        Thanks again
        Amy

        • Gabriel Method Team says:

          Hi Amy,

          Indeed, healing yourself of any emotional issues, loving yourself and
          feeling good is what you need to do to become successful on your journey to weightloss. We are happy you are on this journey with us!

          Kind regards,

          -Kelly

          The Gabriel Method Team

  224. Rebecca Tervo says:

    Hi, I read Jon's book at the suggestion of my holistic dr during 2015. I would like to lose about 80 pounds, but this weight has slowly krept on over the years. I've been a workout/eat paleo type off and on for several years. Haven't been able to make anything stick. I started to listen to the visualization cd before bed sometimes, but not every night. I also am not exercising much. My food intake is really bad right now.

    I have major emotional triggers and hope to gain more insight into how to deeply heal those during these 5 weeks. My husband and I lost our 17 year old son to suicide/undiagnosed depression 4 years ago this month. It's a hard thing to get through and I've tried all kinds of things to deal with it. Hoping I'll learn something here that can help.

    Really need to connect with others who are reaady to change their health too.

    Look forward to the class!

    Rebecca

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      We are excited to have you. We hope that you can start to take the steps to heal your past trauma and step into the person you are ready to become.

      -Janine
      Gabriel Method Team

  225. Helen B says:

    Hi There, excited for this 5 weeks. On some of the days I will be facilitating some of my groups and I will do my best to be present at as many as I can. I will also be on a road trip during the last week and in a workshop on the last day of the 5 weeks.

    I am so ready to handle the fat tigers and come into some kind of balance of feeling good.
    I have the sleep apnea handled.... I believe.
    But I am still not releasing weight, or tend to be gaining. My basic intention is to FEEL GOOD and have constant energy. Right now I am in pain a lot and still very exhausted. I love my work and do good work. Really just want to Feel Good. I have noticed a symptom of flushing happening which is new and I have been post menopausal for 7-8 years. Not sure what this is.... Look forward to the joinery.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Helen,

      FEELING GOOD is a big step in the direction of losing weight. When your body is balanced and in harmony, they weight will begin to drop off. We are happy you are on this journey with us!

      -Janine
      Gabriel Method Team

  226. Dolphin says:

    My 2015 NYNY was rudely interrupted with a breast cancer diagnosis. I'm back this year, in between treatments. Not the best time for me, but I do want to take this time to do some healing before my next hurdle.

    Jon strongly recommended a sleep study for me, last year. Thanks to a cardiologist, I'm FINALLY going to get that study next month. There's no doubt I have sleep apnea, a contributor to my health and weight issues.

    I'm literally happy to be here, happy to be alive!!

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      We are so happy to have you with us! Welcome back. I look forward to 'seeing' you in our weekly classes.
      Den - GM Team

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi there,

      We are so glad that you could back it back with us! We are happy that you are able to start your NEW YOU in the New Year. Wishing you the best throughout your journey. We strongly recommend you speak to your doctor about embarking on this journey to make sure that all systems are go for you. Welcome to the program!

      Janine
      -The Gabriel Method Team

      • Debra says:

        Yep. Naturopath is helping me with this. My MDs say nothing about nutrition other than getting in enough protein and calories. Provide donuts and junk food in the chemo treatment room.

  227. Eveline Jansen says:

    Hi Jon, before you had spoken evening visualisation, while going to sleeo, can we use this music similarly/ I cannot download the visualisations.

    Eveline

    • Denaleigh -Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Eveline,
      Under each Visualisation title is a little tab with the title and to the far right hand side is a little symbol with an arrow - if you click on this arrow it will download the visualisation for you.
      Let us know how you go.
      Den - GM Team