What are your thoughts on joining a Diet Bet? I seriously considered it and almost joined one – right up until the point I selected “pay with paypal”. Then, I thought about it and now I’m undecided.
The general rule is you join a bet by betting $35 that you will lose 4% of your weight in the time allotted, which is generally 1 month. All the money goes into a pot. The “winners” split the pot. You can win quite a bit if you join a large group and most of them fail.
The bet I almost joined was actually 4 weeks exactly. I ran the numbers and I have to lose 10.7lbs in 4 weeks to “win” my money back and share the pot. That’s 2.675 lbs per week, which is aggressive. It’s totally not in line with my weekly goal of 1.8lbs, however, I weigh a lot, so the weight would easily come off if I made myself actually do “induction” for low carb. Right now I’m at 30-40 carbs per day….if I nixed my morning coffee, I’d be 4 carbs lower and could probably make the weight loss.
On the other hand, I’d be sorely disappointed if I bet my $35, ate extremely low carb for the month, made the weight loss, and my share of the pot was only $5 extra…..LOL
So what are your thoughts? Have you joined a diet bet? Would you ever join a diet bet? Do you think it’s safe? Do you think it’s sensible or do you think it’s setting yourself up for failure and bad choices (like using diuretics to achieve the weigh loss).
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