Archives for: May 2008, 14
In my continuing procrastination (law text books vs cookbooks - guess which one's winning?) I noticed something called the "Gabriel Method" that seems to be advertised on almost every website I visited. As an aside, found some great recipes like pumpkin amaranth pancakes that will definitely be tried out this weekend.
So, the Gabriel Method seemed really interesting - basically he's advertising a diet that's based on changing how your body reacts to everyday stresses to turn off the "FAT" mentality. In the interests of finding out more, I'm currently reading the book. I have to say, it's slickly written and marketed but also has the element of being a non-diet book. It really is more about the chemical reactions that occur in your body when it's under stress and the triggers that force your body into a survival mode requiring fat to be stored. I'm thinking of implementing some of his ideas just to see what the impact is.
I'd say there's a maximum of a chapter devoted to food (which is good, because we have Dr D for food recommendations) where he actually says "There isn't one diet which fits all people". I've yet to check his website as apparently he has some links on there to products etc that he recommends and I"m interested to see if he mentions the BTD. Another good thing that he states is that people need to drink more water; something that I see everyday in the office where the guys will drink cokes and never have a water while I'm drinking a glass or two every hour.
Other than that, I think my husband is a gradual convert as he's been going to a heap of meetings this week where the food provided has been sandwiches/sausage rolls/cakes etc. He asked if the bread was preservative free at least, but then has been demanding more vegies for dinner and enjoyed being able to take his lunch today.