We’re a couple weeks into the new year now, and I hope your resolutions are still going strong. If you’re like me and one of them was to lose weight (or even if that wasn’t a resolution!), I’ve got something really fun to share today, that I really would love for you to join! A few months back, I joined my first DietBet and completely fell in love with the idea behind this website.
With DietBet, you put your money where your mouth is for your weight loss goals. You can create your own game or join someone else’s game – such as the FitFluential January DietBet starting on Monday, January 21. The bet is a pre-set amount, in the case of the FitFluential bet, it’s $25. Once you’ve joined, you have four weeks to lose 4% of your starting weight. At the end of the four weeks, whoever hit their 4% goal is a winner and splits the pot. So, I can get some cash and be closer towards my weight loss goal? Winning.
So, if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how they keep people honest with their weights. At first glance, it seems so easy to scam the system and get some easy cash. Not true! In the day or two before your bet officially begins, you submit two pictures to DietBet. One is a full body picture of you standing on your scale, ideally in “airport attire”. The second is a picture of your scale readout with your provided weigh-in word.
After you submitted your pictures, the DietBet team verifies them and assures everything is kosher. If, at the end of the game, you’ve reached your goal, you send additional verification pictures. Winners will receive their payout 48 hours after the game ends; the money can be applied to future games or cashed out via PayPal.
There is also an iPhone app where you can access the same functionalities of the website – keep track of the standings, update your weight, and join in the conversation.
One thing I find really fun about the games is that as people update their weight, it tallies how many pounds the participants have lost collectively! It’s really motivating to watch that number increase – it makes me want to do my part to add to it!
I am really excited about the FitFluential January DietBet. There are already 91 people in the game with a pot of $2,275 (hopefully more by the time you’re reading this)! What what! The initial weigh-in is coming up this weekend, January 19-20, with the game beginning on January 21. I think it’s going to be really fun and I’m excited to motivate all the participants, and have fun as we all work towards our goals. Admittedly, I also don’t want a ton of people winning, because that means less money for me WHEN I reach my 4% goal! Come join me in the DietBet fun…and, may the odds be ever in your favor.
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.