Get Paid to Lose Weight
If shedding a few pounds is on your to do list, then it’s time to get your wallet involved. There are a few sites that will give you literal cash prizes if you make it to your goal weight. But watch out, they also make you put some money on the line. Which makes you extra motivated to drop those pounds and not those dolla bills. Here are a few creative ways to lose some weight while you fatten up your wallet.
Make a Bet with Yourself to Lose Weight
We’ve all placed a shiny carrot in front of ourselves when we’ve started a diet. Maybe you bought an outfit in your goal weight. Or you told yourself you can book that fun vacation once you’ve hit a certain point on the scale. But what about putting some cold hard cash down? Could this innovative new way of dieting help you finally fit into your skinny jeans? We, of course, mean waist size not ankle style—we all know wide legs are now in!
Sites like Diet Bet and Healthy Wage do just that. They set you up on a group challenge where you put some money down and if you reach your goal weight, you get to win and sometimes win big! You can join a challenge on their sites or set up one with friends and family, making the competition extra fierce! When you join a challenge, each one has a different set amount of weight loss you need to accomplish, done by percentile of overall body weight. You get a secret word at the start of the challenge and must post a photo of your scale with that word. And then again at the end of the challenge, same thing, post a photo of your scale with the special word. Then you split the pot with the people who also reached their goals. It’s a win-win situation! You get your money back and more and you end up looking and feeling great.
10,000 Steps to 10,000 Dollars?
If gambling isn’t your thing, then go for the straight pay day. The site Sweat Coin pays you for your steps using their own currency named aptly Sweat Coin. And unlike the other crypto you, might have invested in, we don’t think this will crash and burn. You can use the coin for sweet discounts on products or to donate directly to your favorite charity. It’s like running a 5K for charity at your own pace and you don’t need to bug your friends into donating. It’s all you baby.
Or if you are looking to earn a little extra cash, look into turning a side hustle into a side shaper. Easy to do jobs like Wag! for dog walking and Grub Hub (if you do it via bike) are great ways to exercise while you are also making money.
We’re not saying you’ll make an easy $10,000 but it will certainly add some extra motivation to your dieting efforts if you get your bank account involved. It’s the one thing in your life that you actually want to fatten up!
Read up on the difference between fat loss and weight loss in this article from the Spafinder archives.