The word diet comes from the latin diaeta which means a way of living. Unfortunately, most diets focus only on eating, giving quick but temporary results associated with weight loss. A true diet should encompass a regiment that is all encompassing, realistic, and pleasurable. No one is going to stick to a routine that they find unenjoyable.
The Weigh Down diet takes it to a whole new level. Not only does it encompass the physical and emotional, but the spiritual as well. Therein lies the problem. The diet is strictly tied into the Remnant Fellowship Church founded by Gwen Shamblin. The diet is basically a witness to the Christian faith. According to the Weigh Down diet, being overweight is a sin. Sounds more fun than you can point a stick at. Imagine feeling damned, not just by society and peers for being overwieght, but that God Himself is seriously thinking about putting you in the “special” hell for fat people.