What if I told you that dieting was not the answer…what if I told you that you have something inside you, hunger and fullness, to moderate the amounts you need and you can lose all your weight eating small amounts of regular foods? Weigh Down is the place that sells you no special foods but gives you Truth and the Truth will set you free.
Gwen Shamblin, M.S., R.D.
Founder of Weigh Down & New York Times best-selling author of The Weigh Down Diet
Registered Dietitian, Masters in Nutrition, University Instructor Foods and Nutrition 5 years
Why Diets Don't Work
"You have tried diets all your life, and they have not worked. What does this tell you? In fact, you are anything but free from the desire to eat tonight, and this is from years of dieting. Indeed, had you never dieted, I wonder if you would still have this issue with food. Why are diets so bad? Man-made diet rules are the number one prescribed remedy for obesity for the last 50 to 60 years. Yet, diets have cost us much—billions each year—and have only exacerbated the problem of overeating in this country more than any protocol ever advised— indeed, this country is now at 70 percent overweight or obese.
Diets do not get to the root problem—sensual desires. The fact is man-made rules increase sensual desires. Diets force you to focus on food and let you chew larger amounts of food. Then, after years of dieting, it becomes deeper than just about larger amounts. Diets breed an emotional attachment. At this point, even if you stop the diet, you may not lose the weight.
God has never asked any- one to eat food off of a list, to count fat exchanges, to take an appetite suppressant, or to participate in excessive time-consuming exercise. You have just been applying the wrong medicine to this spiritual condition. You were using your willpower and man's rules. Man-made rules will not work. I know you are weary, tired, and hurting. It is time to return to the Creator, to stop trying to do this on your own and come home to where you belong, to your Heavenly Father with His Heaven-sent plan for your life, which is intended to guide His people back to His heart."
Gwen Shamblin, The Tablet
Health, wellness & longevity
"The single most related factor to good health, longevity and fewer heart attacks, cancer or diabetes is being at your right weight."
"God did not give the animals a "food pyramid" to decode and interpret what foods to eat, and yet they are beautiful and well-fed. It is simply not as complicated as the nutrition world would have you believe. The foods we eat from the grocery store are adequate if we eat a variety. The term "regular foods" includes pizza, cheeseburgers, eggs and pancakes, cereal and milk, ham and cheese sandwiches, chips with cheese dip and chili, Chinese foods, rice and beans, taco pile-up with lettuce and chopped tomatoes, peanut butter and jelly, and deli sandwiches— and everyone gets in the mood for apples, grapes, and carrots or celery with ranch dressing—all from the grocery, and they are America's most popular foods. God has designed your body in such an amazing way that you do not have to worry, for if you just follow the internal, natural cues, the human body prompts you what you need you will be truly healthy."
Gwen Shamblin, The Tablet