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DietBet app review: make losing weight profitable and fun

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Introduction

Losing weight is an extremely hard task as anyone who has been through it knows, so why not make it fun? The DietBet app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone as a way to make wagers on losing weight. This app is described as a "social dieting game" that acts as a motivation tool and can actually be pretty profitable. What's great is that you can be a winner in two fronts: you can meet your weight loss goal and win a little money while you're at it.

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DietBet - Lose Weight. Make Money.

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Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Make Money

The DietBet app takes losing weight to a whole new level turning weight loss into a social dieting game. Sure you may not have thought of weight loss as a game in the past but there’s no reason it can’t be. Part of losing weight is finding the motivation to stick with your plan and when you’ve got money riding on that loss, it can change how you think of it. Developers state that the average winner loses 10 pounds and wins around $58. All you have to do is follow the very simple rules and you'll be on your way to looking great and winning a little cash.

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The app is free to use and currently has three out of five stars from users. Obviously this rating leaves room for some enhancements still. Users are unhappy with how the "game" works with many stating that they have lost money for no reason. Clearly this is a problem that should be taken seriously.

Lose weight and win money
Lose weight and win money

Following the Game Rules

The DietBet app has some simple rules. The participants need to lose four percent of their starting weight in four weeks and then the pot is split among the winners. The weight loss is verified through algorithmic auditing and photos. The person that loses the most still gets the same cut of the winnings; there is no difference. Participants are asked to post photos of their physical transformation, the exercises they are taking part in, the food they didn't eat, the healthy choices they made, and more basically a chronicle of the weight loss journey. It is required that you first register an account at www.dietbet.com before using the app.

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I really like the idea of this app and the fact it can act as a wonderful motivational tool. The customer comments are a bit worrying however as the last thing anyone wants to do is lose money for no reason. I think this is the type of app where you need to proceed with caution.

Post photos of your journey
Post photos of your journey

DietBet - Lose Weight. Make Money.

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app can act as a motivational tool for losing weight
  • This is a social weight loss betting game
  • Post photos of your journey

Cons

  • There seems to be some issues with the rules of the game

DietBet screenshot
DietBet screenshot

Final Thoughts

The DietBet app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone as a way to get and stay motivated however the rules don’t seem clear or consistent.

 

DietBet - Lose Weight. Make Money.

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