diet bet

By Alexsmom3105 Latest Reply 2014-05-14 11:18:44 -0500
Started 2014-05-12 10:52:55 -0500

Hey has anyone heard of diet bet? I am not going to be able to do weight watchers and I need accountability so I was thinking about signing up for diet bet, they have two you can do. One is monthly but you have to pay $50 and the other one is A 6 month period where you have to lose 10% of your body weight. You pay $25 a month and it goes into a pot that you can win later after its all over.


Tags: weight loss

11 replies

jayabee52 2014-05-12 17:50:45 -0500 Report

I am not a betting man!
I live in Las Vegas and if everyone bet as I do this town would dry up and blow away. The only gambling I do is to drive my car on the streets and freeways here. If I come back without body damage, I won! LoL!

smlwndrchar 2014-05-12 16:36:33 -0500 Report

If you go to "healthyliving" website you can see the book "30 Days to Cure Your Diabetes" It cost round $35-40. I bought the book and followed what you are told to do. I have done it and will do it the rest of my life but I no longer take any of the pills I used to take and my blood sugar is good.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-14 10:20:35 -0500 Report

I agree with James. There is no cure for diabetes. You can go into a sort of remission where you no longer will need meds but you still have to maintain that lifestyle. Even with maintaining it, you may have a flare up and be back on medication. I don't buy or read anything that says you can cure anything in 30 days because nine times out of ten it is a scam.

With the right meal plan and exercise, you can get off medications without spending $35-40 for a book that tells you that when that happens you are cured of diabetes.

jayabee52 2014-05-12 17:32:33 -0500 Report

My gripe about those books who claim to "cure" your diabetes, is that i believe that most of those books say you'll need to keep up the lifestyle for the remainder of one's life. In my book that is not a cure but instead a maintence plan. It does cause the diabetes to go into a sort of a remission, not having to take diabetes medications, but with any remission there is the chance the remission may be reversed and it come back full on perhaps worse than before.

I myself have developed a meal plan which doesn't claim to cure someone of their T2D but I have been able to manage my T2D without the use of diabetes medications of any kind. My only outlay is for the food I eat.

haoleboy 2014-05-12 13:02:27 -0500 Report

What a great idea. For those that didn't find the site they are at
If this will motivate you to lose weight then I say go for it. (I do agree with Rachel that the 10% might be a bit much a certainly should not be done with out input from your Dr.)


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-12 12:35:35 -0500 Report

I would not do that with anyone I didn't know or with anyone I knew. You don't know if the people are honest. I would rather put $25.00 in a pot in my house so I can buy clothing as I lost weight. It is cheaper and at least I know where my money is going. I think this is a scam and the person holding the money is going to be the one with the biggest benefit in the end. The BBB always says never to fall for scams like this. You will never win the bet.

My sister and i joined weight watchers for one week just to get the calculator for the Weight Watchers Points Plus program. It calculates everything you eat and is easy to use. We never went back and we use our own foods. We don't buy their meals. Just their snacks. I had to have my meal plan adjusted to accommodate being diabetic.

ria 2014-05-14 10:01:00 -0500 Report

I try w.w so many time I find it hard to customize with diabetic . For example fruit and veg is free we can't have that .i wish they have a program made for diabetic .

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-14 10:24:52 -0500 Report

They do have it for diabetics, you have to ask or you have to talk to a dietitian and have her/him develop a meal plan that will work for you. WW doesn't work for everyone because each person is different.

It didn't work for me either so my dietitian adjusted my meal plan and now I can use the points plus system and it works fine for me.

RachelChavez 2014-05-12 12:30:38 -0500 Report

I've done this with co-workers before and I really liked it. We did it based on percentage of weight lost. Since there were men and women, and people of different sizes, choosing a winner simply on pounds lost wouldn't have worked. Studies have shown that these types of contests work best when you are competing with people you know but aren't particularly close to. Co-workers are great for that because they don't tend to forgive your bad habits or mistakes as easily as family or close friends would. Who are putting on these contests you are referring to?

I would personally recommend against the 'must lose 10% of your body weight' one because 10% of your body weight isn't a standard ideal weight loss for everyone. I would talk to your doctor about how much you need to lose to be healthy and find or even create a contest that works for you. Like I said, I really enjoyed doing it with my co-workers. Seeing them every day made me accountable to them and also gave me support since I wasn't watching everyone eating what I wanted to be eating. They are also there if you want to do daily walks around your office.

Good luck!

GabbyPA 2014-05-12 11:09:24 -0500 Report

I had never heard of this kind of thing. How do you know the honesty of the one who collects the money?