Weigh Down Diet Review

by The Diet Critic on June 23, 2017

Weigh Down Diet Review
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Looking for the permanent weight loss solution? The Weigh Down Diet seeks to give you an “Inspirational Way to Lose Weight, Stay Slim, and Find a New You” at least that’s according to the cover of the book. The concept behind this diet is that you can alter your relationship with food by making your relationship with God stronger. You only need to believe in some higher power when following this diet plan. You don’t need to be of a specific faith.

The author of the book is Gwen Shamblin, who is also a registered dietitian. The focus of her plan is quite basic. The idea is to eat when you feel hungry. When you need to feed your soul, don’t reach for snacks in your pantry, reach out to God. The objective is to recognize the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger.

The Weigh Down diet isn’t about avoiding foods or eating specific foods; it concentrates on how much you eat. This is a matter of listening to your body and paying attention to when you are full and to stop eating when you are.

The Weigh Down Diet recommends that you first learn what hunger feels like. To start, followers should not eat anything until their stomach growls. Then, they should eat something that they absolutely love, regardless of what that might be. You’re encouraged to eat your normal food as opposed to “diet” food and to start by cutting your normal meal portion in half.

Followers are instructed to eat slowly and to concentrate on textures and flavors of the foods they are eating and to learn to stop eating when they feel full. The point is to stop when you feel full -not when you’re stuffed – and to eat only when you feel hungry again.

The reason followers are encouraged to begin eating their favorite foods is it will inspire them to eat to enjoy the flavor as opposed to filling up on less favorable foods, which may compel a person to eat more than they should because they aren’t focusing on the taste.

With this diet you have the option of purchasing just the book or you can join an optional 6-week seminar for $99. These seminars are available on the website.

Pros

The Weigh Down Diet can be followed by most people, as it does not require you to change your diet, only your portion size. Furthermore, individuals with strong religious connections and who struggle with weight may also find this diet to be appealing. The messages of this diet, such as “listen to your body”, “eat slowly, and “concentrate on flavors and textures”, can help a person change eating behaviors. This can help prevent overeating, which, in turn, can help reduce weight.

Cons

Portion control aside, there is no guarantee that eating your favorite foods will give you more willpower to reduce the amount you eat. Furthermore, the favorite foods of many people are often not the most nutritious. Therefore, even if you control how much you eat, if what you’re eating isn’t good food this diet isn’t going to do any favors for your overall health, even if you do lose weight.

Additionally, you are encouraged to stop exercising for the purpose of burning fat while following this diet. The reason is to avoid burning off what you’ve eaten, as this will only give you permission to eat more. However, for best weight loss results and for good health, it would be wise to include some form of exercise into your weight loss strategy.

The Weigh Down Diet may not be ideal for everyone, as some people may find it difficult to follow a diet that essentially tells them they can eat whatever they want. This means that you need to personally watch what you eat to make sure you’re not overloading your diet with sugar, salt, fat and cholesterol.

Speak with your healthcare provider before following the advice of this diet, especially if you have an existing health condition like diabetes, as you might need to adjust your diabetes treatment plan.

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