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Of all the diet plans and weight loss programs in the world - two successes jump out: Prayer...and gambling.
Two very different ideas are being floated in Connecticut about how to lose weight, break bad habits, or change behavior.
The first is "SisterTalk" - a faith based weight loss program that is helping African American women shed pounds. It's a collaboration between black churches and two area hospitals - we'll find out what's made for their phenomenal success.
And, we'll talk with Yale's Ian Ayres - the law and economics guru who has helped to found a project called "Stickk." It lets people bet on their personal goals - and is based on the concept of "loss aversion."
This show originally aired on 9/19/2008.
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