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The Weigh Down Diet
The Weigh Down Diet
Author: Gwen Shamblin
You can now join the thousands who have discovered a liberating new weight control plan and are turning to God to take away the desire to overeat. The Weigh Down Workshop, a remarkable program which already has thousands of support groups across the country and has gained national attention in media from "A Current Affair" to Woman's Day,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385487627
ISBN-10: 0385487622
Publication Date: 2/17/1997
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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KajunFriend avatar reviewed The Weigh Down Diet on
Helpful Score: 2
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!
staceyplaisance avatar reviewed The Weigh Down Diet on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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!
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
Inspirational, faith based way to lose weight.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic book with a lot of common sense ideas on how to permanently lose weight!
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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.
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"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.
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Great plan! One you can stick to for life, without denying yourself the foods you enjoy.


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