One of the best ways to lose weight, and one of the most common reasons people don't lose weight is because of accountability.
Think about it. If you tell yourself I'm gonna start working out tomorrow morning, but find yourself hitting the snooze button, no big deal. You'll just do it again tomorrow (and probably snooze again)
But if you tell yourself that your going to start working out tomorrow morning, but your friend is going to join you, you have an accountability partner. An incentive to keep you motivated which, in this case is your friend.
I recently discovered a new website/app which has an awesome form of accountability...your money.
The website and app is called Diet Bet and its a great way to keep you accountable to your health, fitness, and weight loss. The concept is simple. You've probably heard or participated in a diet bet before. A group of friends or coworkers get together to see who can lose the most weight. At the end of the contest, whoever wins the most weight gets a prize, money, whatever.
Diet Bet takes this concept and makes it convenient and practical. The site is easy to join with many different contests to participate in.
The rules are simple and easy to follow. There are official weigh-ins where you are asked to send in your weight loss statistics and pictures of yourself. To prevent cheating, they have people review the pictures and have an algorithm designed to detect fraudulent activity.
As you can see, the entry fee for the contests is small, yet still high enough to motivate most people to hold themselves accountable. The possibility of also winning a pot of $25000 is also a great motivator.
As with any weight loss program like Diet Bet, Weight Watchers. or Lose It, the important thing is that the app, websites, and community help keep you accountable and help teach you how to lose weight properly. Sure it would be great to win thousands of dollars in a weight loss contest, but hopefully by the time the contest is finished you will have developed a healthy habit of diet and exercise that will serve you well for the rest of your life.
Sure this may seem like a gimmick, but if something helps you develop a healthy lifestyle habit, then you really win the prize.
For more information click here to be taken to the Diet Bet website.