Very Very Excellent book!! It's something everyone should read if you are trying to lose weight! You don't need to deprive yourself of your favorite foods or any food for that matter. It's about learning to listen to what your body wants!
Inspirational, faith based way to lose weight.
This book was an eye-openeing approach to eating with our Creator's ideals in mind. A prayerful approach to managing the issues ultimately resulting in over-weight. Gives you a well-deserved "time-out" from the over-scientific approach to weight control and puts it back in the hands of Him who designed us.
Although some of the specific guidelines are not what I would personally and professionally (as an RN) recommend, it is an uplifting ideological alternative to the "diet" mentality.
If you are tired of doing diet after diet and not getting anywhere, then you will totally enjoy reading this book! You will feel liberated! The concepts in this book are super practical and amazingly easy! You'll find yourself saying, "Why didn't I think of that before?" ANYONE can do this "diet." You can eat whatever you want as long as you follow the principles laid forth in the book!
Fantastic book with a lot of common sense ideas on how to permanently lose weight!
I didn't get to read this one but my OB/GYN actually 'prescribed' it to me and many friends of mine have family or friends that this book changed their lives.
Definitely thought provoking and gives a whole new prespective to dieting.
Rise above the magnetic pull of the refrigerator and conquer your focus on food.
Love this book. It's a good reminder that we must take responsibility for our habits and turn our hearts toward God rather than ice cream.
God wants us to be our best, and if we follow Him we will find it within us.
Though I'm not a devoutly religious person, myself, I still found this perspective on the way we eat and treat out bodies to be extremely enlighting for me. The absolute simplicity of the concept of eating only when hungry and stopping when moderately full really does take a faith in something other than your own obsession with food. And I should know, I've been obsessed with food my whole life. Religious or no, this is a must read.
Good principles on weight loss.
"We have been trying to feed our hurting, longing hearts with physical food," writes Gwen Shamblin, registered dietician and founder of the Weigh Down program, which emphasizes "God's power--not 'will power.'" This book offers instruction on how to eat only when physically hungry, how to "nourish the soul with a relationship with God," and how not to confuse different hunger urges. The diet plan teaches you not to overeat by letting you eat exactly what you want, but much less of it.
The key is to understand hunger, recognize fullness, and sense what your body is really calling for. You learn to "rate" food by its appeal, and eat your favorite foods first, stopping when you're getting full (not waiting until you're stuffed). This is not a nutritional guide; in fact, Shamblin's own sample menu is high in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and salt. The Weigh Down Diet is, however, a guide to using your religious beliefs to help you stop overeating and see food in a new light. This book inspires you with scriptural passages, discussions of "God's rules" about eating, and assurances that God's love will help you win your battle with weight.
Great plan! One you can stick to for life, without denying yourself the foods you enjoy.
Many individuals who had no control over their late-night binges have learned through the Weigh Down method that a Higher Power can remove the irresistible pull of the pantry and drive-through restaurants. Participants in Shamblin's program can reduce to one third the volume of food they crave and still feel satisfied. 20 illustrations. 288 pp. 12-city author tour. Major media ads. CBA promo. 175,000 print.
From the Publisher
Isn't your desire to overeat really spiritual hunger?
âI can stop in the middle of a candy bar and have no desire to eat the second half if my stomach is not calling for it.â
- Gwen Shamblin
Do you eat and eat and never feel full? Rise above the magnetic pull of the refrigerator and turn to the bounty offered to thousands who have embraced a liberating weight-reduction program in churches across America. The Weigh Down Diet gives new hope to millions who have failed on conventional diets and guides readers to the richer satisfaction that comes not from food, but from faith.
Gwen Shamblin's The Weigh Down Diet is a groundbreaking approach to weight loss. People who have known no end to their hunger and who have no control over their late-night binges have learned through the Weigh Down Workshop that they can remove the irresistible desire for food. This is not a diet like others, because it is not food-focused. It contains chapters such as âIt's Not Genetics or Your Mother's Fault,â âI Feel Hungry All the Time,â and âHow to Eat Potato Chips and Chocolate.â So, as you can see, here is a very different approach to weight loss. Weigh Down gives back hope to dieters who will learn that God did not put chocolate or lasagna on Earth to torture us â but rather for our enjoyment!
A well written Biblical approach to weight loss.
Do you eat and eat and never feel full? Rise above the magnetic pull of the refrigerator and turn to the bounty offered to thousands who have embraced a liberating weight-reduction program in churches across America......
Do you eat and eat and never feel full? Rise above the magnetic pull of the refrigerator and turn to the bounty offered to thousands who have embraced a liberating weight-reduction program in churches across America. The Weigh-Down Diet gives new hoe to millions who have failed on conventional diets and guides readers to the richer satisfaction that comes not from food, but from faith.
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