I have started the Gabriel Method and like Goblyn, experienced a kind of zen like falling into place similar to that I experienced when I first got into SLD.
Apart from the CD at night and the visualizations, the ideas that I find most interesting are:
Your hunger is really a hunger for nutrients - (which ties in with Gary Taubes in the Diet Delusion saying that in the future we will come to recognise obesity as a disease of malnutrition). In my twenties when I was very slim I used to eat junk food as much as I liked BUT on top of a balanced wholefood diet (my hippy commune upbringing meant I have always been enlightened in the way of wholegrains, fresh foods, live yogurts, pulses etc). As soon the proportion of wholefood began to decrease and more and more processed food crept in, meaning less actual nutrition, the weight crept on.
To evaluate what your body is really crying out for, it is probably not food For me, I have had a eureka moment with this one - I CRAVE SLEEP. Since my son was born 3 years ago I haven't gotten a whole lot of sleep and I tend to stay up late after he's gone to bed so I can watch TV or do other things, then I read for hours in bed. Really, I just NEED to go to bed at 10pm every night for a long time. Even just writing that I can feel my body longing for sleep.
Exercise smart to turn the FAT programs off. Incorporating sprints and really tough bursts of exertion are really making a difference for me. My DH also tried adding full exertion bursts of sprints into his runs and his (pretty small anyway -green eyed emoticon) paunch has been decreasing.
One of the major things that happened in the first two weeks was that despite not being thinner (it was only 2 weeks in) I stopped wearing my baggy men's T shirts and for the first time in ages wore fitted clothes without really caring about my belly or the fat rolls on my back. I was really interested in this effect because it is so unlike me. It was like I suddenly stopped seeing the negative internalized self image (big as a house, shameful) and started seeing my actual reflection without the baggage. Or maybe I just felt like a "thin" person.
Anyway, despite a few moments where I sort of thought "Oh dear" (the past life stuff and the mention of orgones etc) I do think there is something about the GM that is really working for me.
Definitely another piece of the jigsaw slotting into place.