Finding a partner or a social way of losing weight is often touted as one of the most effective ways to shed pounds. A few years ago Biggest Loser inspired similar weight loss challenges across the country, but now people are upping the ante. Dieters want friends and colleagues to put their money where their waist is.
“Diet betting is definitely becoming more popular among friends, relatives and co-workers,” Joy Bauer, author of Joy’s Life Diet, told the New York Times. “It makes life easier if everyone around you is cutting calories, and the amicable competition keeps people driven.”
For Samwoo Ee, the first bet was just a warm-up. (more…)