Jon Gabriel has a BA in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1990 he began gaining weight for no apparent reason. The situation became critical in 2001 when he reached the level of morbid obesity. Using the plan described in The Gabriel Method, he was able to lose over two hundred pounds without dieting or surgery. Gabriel’s success in helping others lose weight has been discussed on many popular talk shows in the United States, including The Jane Pauley Show, Hard Copy, and Entertainment Tonight.