Visualization for Weight Loss
In Visualization for Weight Loss, Jon Gabriel expands on the most talked about tool in his best-selling book, The Gabriel Method: visualization. This powerful technique helped Jon drop 220 pounds without dieting or deprivation because it didn’t depend on calorie counting or extreme exercise—rather it changed his biochemistry and neural pathways. In turn, this helped lower stress and its associated inflammatory chemicals in his body, allowing him to lose weight easily and naturally.
Examining the importance of visualizing for weight loss, Jon takes readers through the latest research on the power of the mind in order to show why this technique works. And then he lays out concrete, unintimidating advice about how to implement visualization into their lives. In addition to teaching readers how to move into the most powerful brain state for enacting change, Jon includes visualizations to help readers:
- Overcome disempowering beliefs surrounding food and weight loss
- Melt away stress
- Conquer fears of losing weight
- Rediscover the joy of movement
- Create healthy new habits
- Kill food cravings and addictions
- Achieve better sleep
Jon not only provides readers with these visualizations but also teaches them how to create their own personalized visualizations that can be even more powerful. He then presents a four-month visualization strategy that can be easily included in anyone’s life—no matter what time constraints they face.
As Jon found in his journey, the biggest challenge in weight loss is not finding the perfect diet or the perfect exercise routine; the biggest challenge is convincing your brain that your body needs to be thin.
Most weight loss books focus solely on what you should and shouldn't be eating. They don't talk about the emotional issues that could be causing you to sabotage yourself. And I don't just mean by overeating because you are stressed.
I know for me, that as soon as I start doing good and losing some weight, I end up sabotaging myself. By working through this book, I have come to realize that I use my weight as a buffer. It helps to protect me from being hurt.
Thankfully, this book provides various exercises (meditations & visualizations) that help to clear away the clutter that is in my head that causes me to sabotage myself.
I really like the way that the author explains everything in a manner that makes it easy to understand. As I was reading this book, I had many AHA moments that really helped to explain away some of the things I do. And as the old saying goes "Knowing is half the battle".
So now that I know why and am armed with the tools to help combat it, I am looking forward to losing some of this weight and becoming healthier again.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.