Local Brentwood resident and New York Times best-selling author of The Weigh Down Diet, Gwen Shamblin, along the Weigh Down staff, will host “Desert Oasis 2018” on July 21 in Brentwood, Tennessee.  This one day intensive weight loss seminar will address such topics as the keys to permanent weight loss success, how to stay motivated and the answers to childhood obesity. Registration is available online at​

Participants can anticipate a power packed day of life-changing information and practical tips from keynote speaker, Gwen Shamblin, along with panel discussions featuring success stories from all ages and walks of life.

“In 2000, my wife and I attended Desert Oasis and heard Gwen speak live. Because of that seminar, over the course of the next few months I lost 70 pounds and have kept it off ever since.” Marc Dunn of Brentwood, Tennessee said.

Gwen, a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition is considered the pioneer of faith-based weight loss. She launched Weigh Down classes nearly 30 years ago in a small retail shop in Memphis, Tennessee teaching participants how to stop dieting and return to eating regular foods within the body’s God-given hunger cues.

The news of unprecedented weight loss resulting from the Weigh Down classes caught on like wild fire, catapulting Gwen and Weigh Down into the international spotlight. Soon Gwen found herself making guest appearances on nearly every news outlet and featured in every major magazine including 20/20, Larry King LIVE, The Tyra Banks show and Good Housekeeping.

“I have witnessed massive weight loss and these transformations are permanent and profound because they have been approached the right way and now these people walk by God’s guidance,” Gwen explained.

One hot topic to be addressed at Desert Oasis 2018 is the ever growing concern of childhood obesity.  Parents who have long searched for answers for how to help their struggling overweight children are invited and encouraged to attend “Desert Oasis 2018.” Gwen will impart hope and practical tips on how to gently and successfully guide children and youth to permanent weight loss.

Spring Hill, Tennessee residents Terrell and Dana Cohen considered sending their young son to a diet camp until they were introduced to Weigh Down. One week later they were instead introduced to Weigh Down.

“God spoke to our hearts through Weigh Down and opened our minds to permanent change. For me, it started with losing 100 pounds in only 12 months!”  Terrell Cohen, Spring Hill, Tennessee resident said.

The entire Cohen family followed their father’s lead and collectively the entire Cohen family lost 286 pounds!  Their success story is one of many that will be featured at Desert Oasis 2018.

For more details and registration information go to www.weighdown.comor call the Weigh Down office at 1-800-844-5208.