The acclaimed author of over a dozen books, Gwen Shamblin is the founder of Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. Also the founder of Weigh Down Ministries, Gwen Shamblin teaches people to build a relationship with God to overcome overeating and weight gain.
Human beings were created with two areas that need nourishment: the stomach and the heart. An empty stomach is filled with physical food. An empty heart, on the other hand, is filled with spiritual nourishment.
Sadly, many people attempt to fill an empty heart with earthly things such as food, alcohol, tobacco, money, sex, and praise. Once a connection is established between the heart and the earthly desire, overindulgence is often the result. When the earthly desire is food, overindulgence causes unhealthy weight gain.
The solution to being overweight is to break this unhealthy connection. Relearn to eat only when hungry, relearn to nourish an empty heart with a relationship with God, and relearn to identify hunger urges to better overcome them.