How Some are Getting Paid to Lose Weight

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Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you want to achieve, then the social dieting website DietBet may be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a site that lets you bet on your own weight loss and allows you to make money if you lose the weight. The catch? If you fail to reach the weight loss goal, you lose the money that you bet.

The system worked for Sara Luggar who, according to CNN was able to make more than $330 while losing 140 pounds. Here she is before she began:

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and after:

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The reality is that in order for her ...

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7 Responses to How Some are Getting Paid to Lose Weight

  1. Nika says:

    I think this method of weight loss has the highest potential of weight re-gain.

    A participant is motivated to push for results and can be tempted neglect the health aspects of it.

    The “I got to lose more weight than Sarah this week” approach will pressure you to eat even less than Sarah, independently of how healthy/unhealthy/appropriate her food intake is.

    The only way that a person does not re-gain the weight is if they are on a sustainable lifestlye. Best way to lose the weight is to be on that lifestyle, but with a small calorie deficit.

    If I want to make money betting on weightloss, I would bet that the person who really wants to “kick-start”, “cleanse”, drink shakes or eat grapefruits exclusively and is willing to do whatever it takes to “GET MAXIMUM RESULTS NOW!!!” will weigh more a year from now than they do before that push. The odds would be with me.

  2. Wow, that is very incredible! How many kilos did she lose? Aside from earning money at the same time you’re going to be healthy!

  3. pat says:

    There is no way to prove that people are reporting their weight loss honestly.

  4. michael says:

    It does seem that it would be pretty easy to fake the weight if you wanted. I wonder why they end up paying out so much when it could be easy to cheat?

  5. refugio says:

    I think this would be a great way to motivate myself to lose weight. If I will lose money if I don’t, and make money if I do, then I’m more likely to lose the weight. Thanks for the tip. I’m going to sign up right now.

  6. Andrew M says:

    What an brilliant idea

    If it worked for Sara I’m sure it can motivate others. Any new ideas for motivation is ok in my book!

  7. Alex says:

    If you’re a woman reading this, I want you to know you’re beautiful beyond your wildest dreams. If you’re a man, you’re an alpha male baby!


    Your weight is NOT who you are, so DON’T LET IT DEFINE YOU! Stop making excuses and TAKE ACTION!

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