What if I told you that you can make money and lose weight! Yup, lose weight...gain money! Sounds like a win all the way around.
Would money motivate you to drop extra pounds? Research shows that the lure of cash can indeed help healthy resolutions stick. A Mayo Clinic study proved that a money incentive can double the amount of pounds and individual loses.
I love this idea so much that I had to try it out for myself. Losing weight and having the funds for a new smaller blouse sounds great.
Let's take a look at the top paying companies...
Are you competitive? Then you will love to compete to lose the pounds! How does that work?
Sign up for DietBetter.com. Here a group of people each put in the same amount. The amount ranges from $10-$999. You win a share of the pot in one of two ways: Either drop 4% of your weight in 28 days or 10% in six months.
What happens if you don't meet your goal? You lose your money that you put in.
It's a tad addicting actually. At DietBetter.com you can go on and pick a group to join. There are 100/s going on at the same time. You get to see how your "team mates" are doing every week. This is very very motivating!
HealthyWage.com is similar to DietBetter. With this website you bet $100 to $3,000 that you will lose either a certain number of pounds or a percentage of your weight in 6 to 18 months. The higher your goal and the larger your bet, the bigger your potential payoff.
Want to be really motivated? Bet a larger amount and you can win and even larger amount. I guarantee that you won't be cheating if you have $3000 dollars on the line.
Pact This free app (Android, Apple) awards you cash for meeting your target number of weekly workouts, servings of produce and days of food logging. Fall short and pay a fine (at least $5 per week), which goes to those who hit their goals.
I love this because every week you receive an email that lets you know how much money you have made for the week. Feel really motivated? Earn for exercise, food intake, and pounds lost. Kind of a neat incentive to drop the pounds.