Ever wanted to find a way to keep you motivated while losing weight? I mean one that actually works? Then keep reading!
The idea behind DietBet is really quite simple:
- Register online.
- Choose between a “kickstarter” (lose 4% of your weight in 4 weeks) or the “transformer” (lose 10% of your weight in 6 months).
- Join a DietBet and place your bet (usually $25-$30).
- Submit your starting weight.
- Lose weight!
- Submit your final weight.
How do you make money?
The way it works is that you essentially bet on yourself to help you lose weight. If you don't manage to reach your ideal weight loss then the amount you bet for is forfeited into the prize pot. If you do manage to hit your goal, then you'll actually get a share of that remaining prize pot!
E.g. if you bet $25 (around £16), then you could walk away with a profit of $6 or more. It really depends.
How is my weight verified?
To make sure you stick to your goal and so that money isn't unfairly given out or taken away, your weight is check by DietBet's verification team. You will need to provide two different photographs and include a word that they will provide. Your weight is never shared without you explicitly turning permission on in your profile.
If not, you yourself can keep track of your progress through their DietBet app that is available not only on Android but also on iOS.
DietBets is definitely a great way to keep you motivated whilst you're losing weight and it's also a clever way of making a bit of extra money. As with any type of betting, you should be willing to lose your stake if you aren't successful and accept this as a risk. Having said that, it's definitely motivating and easy to keep track of.
Have you ever tried DietBet? What do you think of the idea? Would you risk the bet? Comment below!