It’s time for Weight Loss on a Budget Tip #17: Consider Joining a DietBet. So, what is DietBet? It’s a online diet contest/weight loss betting pool site that gives you 28 days to lose 4% or more of your weight. If you meet the goal you get a cut of the pot of everyone’s bets. Bet amounts vary.
“DietBet is a game where you’ve got 4 weeks to lose 4% of your starting weight. To begin, everyone puts money into the pot. After four weeks, whoever’s hit their 4% goal is a winner and splits the pot.” – dietbet.com
Kinda cool, right? It’s a new school take on the old school practice of weight loss pots at the office, among friends, etc. You can start your own dietbet and compete with friends, with family or you can find a contest on the DietBet website.
Is it legit? They have a lot of controls to try to ensure fairness. You can check out the details on their website.
“Players will submit official weigh-in photos at the start and end of a game. DietBet will verify each photo and certify the final winners.”
“Two days before your game begins, you’ll be prompted to submit your official starting weight.
Our standard weigh-in process involves you submitting two photos, one of you on a scale in airport security attire; another of the scale’s readout with your weigh-in word.”
The weigh-in word is a great idea. You don’t find out what the word is until 2 days before the contest starts to put it in your before photos (on a piece of paper). You get a new word at the end of the contest for your after photos. That makes it very difficult to cheat. Here is the list of dietbet games that are currently going on.