Rise Above: God Can Set You Free from Your Weight Problems Forever

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T. Nelson, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 340 pages
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We have been taught for so long that dieting is the only way to lose weight. But Gwen Shamblin has a better answer: a proven program that has helped thousands lose weight and keep the pounds off -- permanently. Rise Above goes beyond the principles set forth in The Weigh Down Diet and searches the heart for the reasons people struggle or fail to lose weight. Hundreds of thousands have been set free from the stronghold of overeating through The Weigh Down Workshop, and this book includes many powerful testimonies that will encourage those who are struggling.

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Rise above: God can set you free from your weight problems forever

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In The Weigh Down Diet, Shamblin, a registered dietitian with a Master's degree in food and nutrition, taught how "to transfer this passion for food to a passion for God." Here she picks up where that ... Read full review


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Gwen Shamblin holds an M.S. degree in foods and nutrition from the University of Tennessee and is a registered dietitian. In addition, Shamblin is a consultant for state health departments and has taught nutrition at Memphis State University for five years. She has used formal training and religious convictions to develop a radically different weight loss program based on "God's power, not will power." Readers rave about results from following the Weigh Down Diet: An Inspirational Way to Lose Weight, Stay Slim and Find a New You (1997). "The Weigh Down Diet is God's invitation to us to eat the way He wants us to eat." This book blends a just-eat-less philosophy with scriptural passages and suggests that real satisfaction comes from faith, not food. Shamblin has incorporated Christ-centered counseling into her dietetics practice since 1980 and founded Weigh Down Workshops, Inc. in 1986. The workshops are specially designed classes of videos, audiocassettes, work books and Bible lessons and are located in all 50 states, Canada, and Europe, and Participants in them give glowing testimonials. Gwen Shamblin lives in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband and two children.

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