Jon Gabriel is the author of The Gabriel Method™, which is based on his experience of becoming obese and later losing more than 200 pounds. He has shared his story on many popular talk shows, including The Jane Pauley Show, Hard Copy, and Entertainment Tonight.

In 1990, Gabriel started gaining weight for no apparent reason. He tried every diet and program he could to lose weight but in the end, he just kept gaining. The more he dieted, the more he gained.

The situation became critical in 2001 when he became morbidly obese and reached a weight of more than 400 pounds. On September 11, 2001, he was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco and it was only by a fluke of fate that he was not on the United Airlines flight 93 that was hijacked. It was this wake-up call that made him realize life was a precious opportunity not to be wasted.

Gabriel decided to apply all of his research skills and scientific background toward understanding and eliminating the real reasons he was fat. The result is arguably one of the most remarkable physical transformations of all time.

Gabriel lost more than 200 pounds without dieting and without surgery and his body shows almost no signs of ever being overweight at all.

Using the approach that has worked so well for him, he has now made it his life’s mission to assist others in achieving tremendous success, not only in weight loss, but in every aspect of life.

Gabriel received the prestigious Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart Award. This award honors individuals of inspiration and dedication. The award has been presented to numerous heads of state, such as President Nelson Mandela; spiritual leaders like Mother Teresa; athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Carl Lewis, and Billie Jean King; and entertainers such as Sting, Susan Sarandon, and Richard Gere.