A couple of months ago I got an e-mail from Jillian Michaels that stated how she was doing this Diet Bet thing. I’m always interested in losing weight, like many of us are. I too, lack motivation, like many of us do. DietBet is designed to both help you lose weight and give you motivation to do so.
It works like this, you pick a contest to join, which are either 4 weeks or 6 months. You then pay your money up front. Those who win the contest split the pot. In order to win the 4 week contest, you have to lose 4% of your body weight. To win the 6 month contest, you have to lose 10% of your body weight. I have only done the 4-week-long contests. To me, it’s easier to set smaller goals and achieve them than to set bigger ones and get off track easier.
To make sure the contest is fair; you first submit your weight. DietBet gives you a key word. You write this word down on a small piece of paper and take a picture of the scale with you standing on it and the piece of picture included. Then you also submit a full body length picture of yourself standing on the scale. You can either do this with a full length mirror or have someone else take the picture for you. You are allowed to post to the website comments, achievements, weigh-ins, as much as you want. The only weigh in that actually matter on DeitBet are the initial weigh in and the final weigh in. The final weigh in is done the same as the first, with a different key word and the 2 pictures. A couple of days after the contest ends, winners are awarded their money. It goes into your DietBet account where you can use if for future DietBets or cash it out.
You’re not going to get rich by doing these contests by any means. I have done 3 and I usually come close to doubling my money. The cost to enter a contest can be anywhere from $20-$50. You can join a contest already set up or you are also allowed to start one yourself. I find that money is a great motivator for me and I have won each contest I have done so far. It gives me a reason to stay on track and a goal to achieve. To check this website out for yourself, you can go to www.dietbetter.com.