After 12 years of being morbidly obese, suffering from asthma and other weight-related illness, and having a near death experience, American born Gabi Rose decided her size 26 figure needed to go.
“My body and mind were deteriorating, my family life was suffering, and my marriage was failing,” said Rose. “I was a poor role model for my children and I found each of them emulating my unwise and unhealthy lifestyle choices.”
“I was caught up in an endless and vicious cycle of continual weight gain, hysterical depression, and unending physical pain. At times, I found it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and to face the day.”
Rose says that her poor lifestyle choices led to hospitalisation.
“Eventually, I would need four obesity related emergency abdominal surgeries,” said Rose. “My health was in extreme distress, my pregnancies were medically complicated and I suffered daily from severe migraine pain and unforgiving asthma attacks.”
“Matters continued to worsen for me as my face erupted with terrible Rosacea outbreaks.”
Wanting to change her lifestyle, Gabi Rose, who is the daughter of two medical practitioners and who has a Masters degree in Science, developed a unique thermodynamic weight loss program that increases energy and metabolism, whilst assisting in rapid weight loss and the building of lean muscle mass.
In time Rose’s figure changed from a size 26 to a lean and active size two, and her health and fitness became a part of her every day routine.
“Right now it is a lifestyle that comes naturally to me,” said Rose. “When I deviate from good nutritious food my body is quick to react, and often it is adverse. I never lose focus and I always strive for more strength,” she said. “And, I challenge myself to a different workout routine.
“This style of life has become such an integral part of mine and my family’s existence.”
To make changes to your lifestyle, Gabi Rose recommends regular exercise and monitoring what you consume.
“Schedule your work outs as if they were a meeting in your day. 45 minutes to an hour is all you need,” said Rose. “Once you feel better, you will improve all other aspects of your life. Work is something most of us have to do, but when you feel good you will become more efficient and productive in every aspect of your life.”
“Learn what you are eating. Read nutritional labels. Stop drinking soda,” she said.
“Exercise 60 minutes a day. Anything more than that is counterproductive. Vary your workout to keep your muscles guessing and your mind engaged.”
Today, Gabi Rose works with others to improve their weight loss, and she says she does this because she enjoys seeing other people achieve the same results as she has.
“I enjoy changing people’s lives and I am so inspired by the thousands of stories I have heard,” said Rose. “I have watched young and old regain their confidence, self-esteem, and control. And, I have helped many get off of medications, obtain new careers, and finally feel fulfilled in their life-long dreams.”
“It is great helping others and I hope I am making a difference in this world,” she said. “It is inspiring to motivate using my insight and to see this make positive changes.”
Gabi Rose says that nutrition is vital to weight loss and building muscle.
“There are three main nutrients that the body needs to function properly. They are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats,” said Rose. “Carbohydrates are often misunderstood and are believed to cause rapid fat storage, but they are your body’s main source of energy. Excessive carbohydrate intake can lead to weight gain. Whereas protein can help increase your metabolism by 20 percent each time you consume food containing it. Remember to stick to the lean proteins, such as egg whites, turkey, chicken and fish,” she said. “And, fats have two primary functions. They are responsible for joint lubrication and, additionally, hormones are manufactured from fats. A lack of proper amounts of dietary fat will lead to a drop in hormonal production and numerous chemical reactions will be interrupted. Your body will then begin to accumulate additional fat to resume its normal hormonal functioning.”
Rose’s essential rules are simple and easy to follow and have enabled her to manage and control her weight as she developed a leaner figure.
‘We should always remember that what you eat is 90 percent of the way you look and feel,” said Rose. “Remember to eat in moderation every three to four hours per day, and to have a healthy, low fat diet as this leads to fat loss. Also, resistance training will help you to tone and shape your body, and cardio will develop healthier heart and lungs.”