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Alternative Treatments for Overweight

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Overweight:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Overweight may include:

  • Glutamine
  • Tyrosine
  • Phenylalanine
  • GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
  • 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
  • Dietary change
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Evening primrose oil (contains gamma-linolenic acid, GLA)
  • Conjugated linolenic acid (CLA)
  • Hot chile peppers
  • Figs
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Oats
  • High-fiber diet
  • Protein-rich diet
  • Guggul
  • Reduce stress
  • Right nostril breathing
  • Meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Avoid cold drinks
  • Largest meal early in the day
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Music therapy
  • Self-affirmation
  • Black tea
  • Green tea
  • Herbal tea
  • Triphala guggulu, chitrak-adhivati and punarnava guggulu Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Triphala tea or supplement
  • Hot, spicy food
  • Eat with company
  • Yoga
  • Avoid napping
  • Exercise
  • Cook with rice vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Soybeans
  • Taro root
  • Apples
  • Papaya
  • Oranges
  • Bean sprouts
  • Winter melon
  • Lose weight gradually
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Acupressure morning and night
  • Acupuncture
  • Regular and frequent aerobic exercise at least four times a week
  • Disperse two or more workouts in a day
  • Cut saturated fat from the diet
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Investigate whether weight problem is due to food sensitivities
  • Mediterranean diet (fruits, vegetables, grains, olive oil, fish, poultry)
  • Fruit for dessert
  • Substitute mungbean paste for butter in baked goods
  • Skip self-basted poultry
  • Substitute applesauce for some of the butter and oil in baked goods
  • Drink tea with meals to boost metabolism
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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