Weigh Down founder to come to ACU
For Immediate Release
September 20, 1999
Gwen Shamblin, founder of the Weigh Down Workshop, will
bring messages from her God-based weight program to ACU on
Shamblin will be here in connection with Wellness Week, a
week focusing on emotional and physical health.
Shamblin's community presentation will be from 7-9 p.m.
in Moody Coliseum. Michael Shamblin, an upcoming Christian
artist and Gwen Shamblin's son, will perform before his
mother speaks. The community is invited; there is no
The basis of Shamblin's program is focusing on God rather
"God wants us to run to Him instead of to the
refrigerator," Shamblin said in the March 6, 1997, edition
of The Herald. "I realized that dieting was just making the
food behave," she said. "I wasn't behaving at all."
Weigh Down allows people the freedom to eat anything they
want within the boundaries of hunger or fullness; it does
not require counting calories or exercising.
The program has grown to over 30,000 locations with
nearly half a million participants in the U.S., Canada and
68 countries worldwide.
Her book, The Weigh Down Diet , which lists the
principles of the workshop, has appeared on several best
seller lists. In August 1998 it reached No. 1 on the
Christian Book Market list.
Shamblin and her program have been featured on shows such
as ABC's 20/20 and NBC Nightly News . The program also has
appeared in publications such as USA Today, Good
Housekeeping and The Washington Post.
Shamblin has added another dimension to her program
called Exodus from Strongholds. This program is designed
for people dealing with addictions other than food, such as
alcohol, cigarettes and sexual obsessions.
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