Norris Chumley is an Emmy award-winning executive producer/director, and professor.
His diet book, 'The Joy of Weight Loss – A Spiritual Guide to Easy Fitness', grew out of his own weight gain as a young man.
At aged sixteen he weighed 28 stones, but for well over a decade Chumley has kept the weight off and is a healthy 17 stones.
Chumley’s breakthrough came when he attended a spiritual weight loss programme, Overeaters Anonymous, which emphasises the need to let go of pride. Like the Twelve Step Programme for Alcoholics Anonymous, members of Overeaters Anonymous ask a Higher Power for help.
Chumley realised that at the heart of his problem with weight was a spiritual void which he was filling with food.