Halloween is upon us. That means too much candy in the house only to be followed by big meals around Thanksgiving and then Holiday splurges. If you are looking to start 2014 at a healthy weight then a DietBet might just be the kickstart you need. We all know exercise more and eat less is the key to weight loss, but sometimes we need more. There are two types of motivation; intrinsic and extrinsic.
Intrinsic is that which comes from within. The desire to be healthier, to feel strong and well, or be a better athlete. While we want the motivation to come from within we sometimes needs those external motivators to help move the process along. How often do you jump to do something because of the reward whether it is an award, money or that coveted item. Hopefully when we are trying to change our body composition it is not food!
Studies have shown that talking about goals make people more likely to stick to their plan. Most people thrive on doing things with others. Knowing that others around you are trying to meet the same goal, but also have both good and bad days, can help keep people on track. Participating in a group provides a social setting. Add money to the mix and the game gets serious. Mayo Clinic researchers divided 100 overweight and obese patients into four groups and asked them to try to lose weight. Two groups were just told to lose weight. One group was offered $20 for every month they lost weight and the fourth was told they would pay $20 every month they didn’t. 62 percent in the payment/penalty groups followed the diet, versus just 26 percent of everyone else.
For some people the chance to ‘win’ money was enough to succeed. But the biggest losers were in the group that might have to pay! DietBet has you put some skin in the game with the chance for a payout at the end if you ‘win’.
How do you win? Join a group, pay your bet, and then take your before pictures and you are in the game. Most games run for a month and over the course of a month your goal is to lose 4% of your body weight. The DietBet team verifies your starting weight pictures and when you meet your goal at the end of the month your final weigh in pictures are verified. In a game this September participants who won bet $25 to start and won $48 at the end of the month!
DietBet just came out with a 10% over 6 months game. Winnings are deposited into your account after a game ends. You can request a payout of all unused game winnings via PayPal at any time. Payouts are available within 48 hours of being requested. You can even play in up to 3 games at once. Some games have an initial bet of $500. A new game is starting on Monday November 4 – DietBet – sign up now to feel and look awesome all holiday season $25 down and 4% gone by Dec 1. Who can’t use an extra couple of dollars right now?!