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.
As the founder of Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, Gwen Shamblin has provided counseling to thousands of people, helping them overcome depression, smoking, and other issues. She does this by taking the biblical principles she espouses and setting a good example to others by putting them into practice herself. Gwen Shamblin has also counseled people struggling with anorexia in her efforts to serve others.
Those with the condition are often afraid to confront it themselves and may mask the weight loss that comes with it. The people around them can help them face the condition by spotting the other common symptoms of anorexia and lending their support.
Fatigue is common in those with anorexia, particularly as the condition often leads to insomnia. This tiredness will often be accompanied by dizzy spells or even fainting. In addition to these physical symptoms, you can look for changes in behavior. For example, take note if somebody you know has started counting calories to an excessive degree, particularly if that person does not need to shed any pounds. Skipping meals and failing to finish food are also common signs that somebody may be struggling with anorexia.