October 26, 2017

We all need a push sometimes to stay on track with our healthy habits. What if we told you that we would give you your money back if you walked, jogged, and ate healthy foods and achieved your goal? It sounds hard to believe, right? Well, there’s a start-up company in New York that does, and we’re bringing you the chance to be part of it! 

So how does it work? 

Founded in 2010, WayBetter has made a business of encouraging people to stay on track with their healthy goals, using a money-back guarantee as a motivator. 

There are three app-based games — DietBet, StepBet, and RunBet — where people compete to lose weight, walk, and run regularly. Players all bet into the pot at the beginning and whoever reaches their goal gets their money back, plus a profit funded by the people who failed to do so. 

Many participants make it even more fun by inviting their partners, friends, and family to play or often participants will start a competition in the office with work colleagues. In fact, that was exactly how founder Jamie Rosen came up with the idea. He was visiting friends at an office where people were doing a weight-loss competition for money. What he saw had nothing to do with the usual dreary experience of weight-loss — people were laughing as they sabotaged their office mates by sneaking chocolate bars on to their desks. They were also running during their lunch breaks and eating salads. Inspired by this friendly competition, WayBetter’s first game, DietBet, was born. 

While the opportunity to get your money back (plus some) by reaching your goal is a wonderful incentive, the company insists that the social support you get from all the other team members is even more powerful. All players also form part of a friendly and supportive community — so you can add meeting likeminded people and making friends to the list of reasons to sign up. 

So, long story short, if you’re willing to commit to hitting your health and fitness targets every day, you’re guaranteed your money back — and you could actually make a profit! You know the saying ‘the house always wins’? Well, in this case it’s the safest bet you’ll ever make! 

And, bonus: the app is free! 

So if your looking for the ultimate motivation to reach your goals once and for all, you can join our very own editor-in-chief, Lindy Olsen, who is making the commitment to a four-week challenge and betting against herself with the support of Oxygenmagazine, starting on Monday 13 November.   

If you do decide to make the commitment alongside Lindy, you might see her pop up in the app’s social community to give you that little extra kick up the butt you need to help reach your goal. In fact we know she will!! 

So if you haven’t downloaded the free app already, make sure you do and let us know what you think. You’ll be joining more than 600,000 people around the world who have already participated, with the company paying out $US40 million to winners for collectively losing upward of three million kilograms and taking 50 billion steps. 

Over the years, WayBetter has assembled an impressive list of celebrity trainers, weight-loss experts, and health and fitness gurus. Partners include Labrada for Her creator Jamie Eason (who has a DietBet starting on 23 October 2017), fitness star Jillian Michaels, transformation specialists Chris and Heidi Powell, 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese, and hundreds more. These experts host WayBetter games and coach players during the challenge by sharing tips and motivation. 

What are you waiting for? Use this link www.dietbet.com/Lindy to sign up now and join all of us for 4 weeks of health and fitness! You’d be crazy not to!  


Won: $US715 

I have always been into fitness and exercise. However, my love of food and emotional eating has been gaining momentum since my high school years and had become too much for me to deal with anymore. 

DietBet is honestly the best thing I’ve ever discovered. It is for the person who has trouble staying motivated, and gives you that extra incentive to win money for losing weight. 

The moneyback guarantee shows there is integrity in this group of people who care about the people they support. I’ve never walked away with the bare minimum after being named a winner. 

Won: $US216 

My entire life, I’ve been overweight. My parents were the type who wouldn’t let you leave the dinner table until your plate was clear regardless of how full you were. DietBet worked for me because I care too much about my money to lose it over something as trivial as my weight! 

The weight goal in each type of game is extremely realistic if you have the weight to lose and stick with a plan. It is in my competitive nature to win, and I found myself not only meeting my goals, but also surpassing them. 

There is nothing to lose when you join a DietBet. Find a plan, and stick with it. Use DietBet for accountability — make good choices and the weight will come off. Why not get paid to lose weight?

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