So what happen when you start to slack in this festival season, especially with the food and drinks coming straight at you? Maybe you get a little bit tight on your belt just like me. Personally, the real threat to my weight comes during Chinese New Year. The BBQ Meat (Bakkwa/肉干) is something I cannot resist to.
And in preparation of my growing tummy, I found this very interesting startup – Dietbet started by Jamie Rosen.
DietBet makes losing weight fun. Its 4-week contests motivate players to lose 8 pounds or 4% of their starting weight by offering them a healthy dose of friendly competition. That and the lure of taking their friends’ money.
It seems like gamification is moving into weight management too. In my dietbet, I invited my crazy friends to join me. There are 5 of us, each of us will be contributing $10 into a pot collected by me. The winner will take all the money in the pot and the loser (the one that lose the least weight will have to wash all our bikes 😀 )
In case you do not trust your friend with the money, Dietbet also have a paypal system to act as a medium to collect the pool of funds, but the minimum transaction is $25 and there are transaction costs.
If you have no motivation to diet or exercise, maybe you can give dietbet a try.
- Making a resolution? Diet betting may offer incentive to lose weight (Los Angeles Times)
- Rob Della Fortuna on Losing Weight with Social Networks (quantifiedself.com)