Contest Details:


• Each group chooses it's own start date and competes for 8 weeks


• Prize pot is $500 and will be split evenly between each contestant that has lost 6% or more of their start weight at the final video weigh-in (password is required to ensure contestants maintined the weight loss until the final weigh in)


• Contests run eight weeks with a goal for winners to lose 6% of their start weight


• Weigh-ins are done every Wednesday by midnight (can be done as soon as previous Sunday) from your scale at home using a smartphone.  The first and last weigh-ins are submitted via video and require a password.  The weigh-ins for weeks 2-7 can be a simple photo of your scale. Late weigh-ins will not count. 


• Contestants that lose 6% or more of their start weight by midnight on the last day of the contest split the prize pot of  $500.  Payments are mailed via check from Kathy Schick to be postmarked within 10 days of contest end, providing contestants have provided teh mailing information by the last date of the contest.  $300 is retained by KSPT for services rendered.


• Weekly weigh-in updates are emailed from Kathy using contestant code names.  Each group chooses a theme:  super heroes, film stars, or musical artists and contestants choose a name from this category.  Example:  If your group has chosen film stars you migh compete as Ferris Bueller;  If your group has chosen a super hero them a contestant might choose to compete as Batman or perhaps Luke Bryan if you've chosen a musical theme.  This helps ensure privacy concerning people's weight. 


• All contestants are required to sign a waiver and send a copy to BEFORE they submit a start weight.  A weigh-in password will be sent to contestants after the weigh-in is recieved.


• Contest payment is made in one lump sum for the group on our website.  Each group should make their own arrangements to split fees among themselves. The more prticipants the less each individual would need to pay, fee to Kathy Schick is one lump sum.


• Contestants are STRONGLY encouraged (but not forced) to journal their food intake and activity.  Recommended apps:  "Lose It", "My Fitness Pal", and "MyNetDiary".  A dietitician is not provided for the contest.  Dietary plans vary per contestant (Vegan, Weight Watchers Keto etc)., A dietitician is NOT provided for this contest.  Tracking via a fitness app is very helpful and few find success without these valuable tools.  Food intake will be crucial to your success.


My favorite thing about the Diet Bet contest is that everyone has a chance to win. I have run many "successful" contests in the past, but until we switched to a Diet Bet format there was a high drop out rate once contestants felt they wouldn't be able to place into first or second. With this contest: if you make the goal? You WILL win money- period.  I won a weight loss contest at my local gym in 2009 and it gave me the motivation I needed to complete a 94 pound weight loss and become a personal traniner.  Best of luck!  -Kathy Schick



Friends & Family Diet Bet

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