I'm very excited to announce that I'll be hosting my very own DietBet! Now that summer is unofficially over thanks to the Labor Day long weekend, I for one am getting back into the groove of a regular routine again. After a summer of vacations, lazy days in the sun, and barbecues, I find it tough to get back into a regular routine when it comes to my workouts and healthy eating. This is where a DietBet challenge come in handy. The Get Back on Track DietBet starts on Monday, September 14, so make sure you sign up here.
If you haven't heard of DietBet before it's a pretty fun concept. Essentially you commit to losing 4% of your weight in four weeks along with a group of other people. Everyone puts money into the pot (my Get Back on Track game is $35), and at the end of the game everyone who lost their goal weight gets paid out from the pot, minus DietBet fees. At the beginning and the end of the game all players are required to take photos on themselves on a scale to confirm that they have lost the weight and prevent cheating. If everyone in the game wins, DietBet forgoes their portion to make sure that winners don't lose any money. For all the details, check out this link.
Before I shared this DietBet with my readers, I wanted to make sure that this was something that I would enjoy. Over the summer I signed up for two DietBets that other people were hosting to get a feel for it. Once I weighed in officially with my photos it was time to start making good decisions when it came to food. To be honest I didn't make any big drastic changes. Losing 4% of your weight in four weeks is totally doable. I decided to go with vegetables or a salad instead of fries as a side at restaurants. I ate frozen berries as dessert instead of an ice cream sandwich. On days I didn't feel like working out, I made the decision to anyways because I wanted to meet my goal. Not only was the money a motivating factor, but also the fact that I knew other people were also making changes as well.
At the end of the four weeks I beat my goal by just over a pound! Once my weight out photos were approved, it only took a few days before my winnings were in my account. I was pretty excited that not only did I lose some weight, but I also made a few extra dollars. Depending on the DietBet you join, there's also a great community for the four weeks. You can post questions or congratulations to others you're competing with. I was very glad to see that it had a very encouraging feel to it. In addition you can unofficially weigh in as often as you like throughout the game (I chose to do it about every week), which was really helpful to me in keeping me on track.
If this sounds like something you think you'd be interested in participating in, head over to dietbet.com/getbackontrack, check out the details, and sign up. The DietBet starts on September 14, so make sure you join while you can. I'm signed up and will be participating. I'm also planning on being active throughout the challenge on the page there, so you definitely won't be doing this alone. If you have any questions about it feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
Have you ever participated in a DietBet before? How did you do?
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