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Beyond Dieting: Alternative Approaches to Weight Loss

How acupuncture, hypnosis, meditation, prayer, and other mind-body practices may help you lose weight.

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Many faith-based weight loss programs include support groups. Those can help, Lee says.

“As long as a program uses a reasonable plan that’s not extreme, I can imagine a prayer-based weight loss program can work,” says Lee, author of The Superstress Solution.

But such programs, Lee says, still need diet and exercise as their backbone.

Her advice: If this type of program appeals to you, look for one that encourages you and makes you feel more centered, and be wary of those that judge or shun people who fall off the wagon.

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Reviewed on November 22, 2010

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