The U.S. News and World Report Article

Media Source:U.S. News and World Report
Date:Feb 15, 2012

The following article by Anna Mulrine entitled, “A Godly Approach to Weight Loss” was published in U.S. News and World Report. ¬†Below are excerpts from that article.

Most people don’t associate religious devotion with weight loss. Gwen Shamblin, a Tennessee dietician, does. She’s the author of a new book, The Weigh Down Diet, which teaches that “head hunger,” the urge to eat even when the bodydoesn’t need food, is really a “spiritual hunger.”…

…Christian diet programs are growing fast. Shamblin organized her first support group in 1986 in a Memphis strip mall; today there are over 10,000 Weigh Down workshops with a quarter of a million participants who meet in churches across the country…

…Shamblin has an answer when her followers feel the urge to snack: “I say, ‘Chew on this’–and I hand them a Bible.”

You can read the article in its entirety HERE.