Rise Above by Gwen Shamblin
God Can Set You Free from Your Weight Problems Forever

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

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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.
Published January 1, 2000 by Thomas Nelson Inc. 340 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Shamblin's tone is unfailingly motivational as she utilizes the Bible to exhort readers to serve ""The God"" instead of ""the food god."" (She also addresses, not entirely satisfactorily, a wide range of other potential addictions, from overspending while shopping to indulging in pornography.) Sh...

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