Gwen Shamblin is the founder of Weigh Down Ministries, a faith-based approach to weight loss and overcoming any addiction. She authored the New York Times best-seller The Weigh Down Diet along with several other books. A registered dietician, Gwen Shamblin holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition with an emphasis in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She spent five years as a university professor in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Memphis. She also worked in the Health Department helping women who were pregnant and those struggling with overweight, obesity, eating disorders.
Gwen’s deep love for God and compassion for the hurting, she began searching for answers in the Bible to find a permanent solution to the world’s overweight problem. These teachings were the foundation of The Weigh Down Workshop which revolutionized the diet industry by offering a Christian solution to greed for food. Spanning almost 4 decades of teaching people how to successfully lose weight, Gwen Shamblin’s own testimony is proof that Weigh Down works.
Her weight loss philosophy centers on a Biblical approach to change one’s own heart and seek God. According to Gwen Shamblin, conventional diets do not address the underlying desires that lead to overeating and poor health. She believes that God does not ask humans to follow restrictive diets, but rather eat what one’s body is calling for by following God’s design of hunger and fullness, as well as being sensitive to biological feedback—or in layman’s terms “what you are craving and what sounds good.” By doing so, you will eat proper amounts and a variety of foods. All other underlying desires to eat—such as emotional eating—is overcome by “filling up on Truth” by taking concerns to God through prayer and asking Him to fill up the hungry emotional heart with His love.
Hundreds of people who were struggling with overweight or obesity have now found permanent weight loss through following the teachings of Gwen Shamblin and the Weigh Down Diet. Gwen has appeared on national television including the Today Show with Matt Lauer, the Tyra Banks Show and the Larry King Live.
In addition to Weigh Down, Gwen Shamblin is founder of Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. She daily tends to the spiritual, physical and administrative needs of the congregation around the world with the assistance of the 30+ leaders. She and her husband, David Shamblin, completely funded the purchase of the church’s 40 acres land south of Nashville and she draws no salary.
Remnant Fellowship under the leadership of Gwen Shamblin teaches how to find a real and genuine personal relationship with God by putting Him and His kingdom first while laying down idols and ending pride, self-focus and praise of man. The church has over 35 ministries and performed over 120 beautiful covenant Remnant Weddings organized by Gwen and the many gifted members who volunteer their time.
Following God’s lead, Gwen has spent her entire adult life helping thousands of people lose weight, end addictions, restore marriages while finding peace and joy through a true connection with God. Remnant Fellowship services are every Saturday morning at 9:00 am CT and Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm CT featuring the You Can Overcome Show where hundreds of people have lost weight, healed their finances, ended depression and found a whole new purpose for living.