We've talked a lots of legitimate ways to motivate yourself to slim down (and Vitamin G contributor Jillian Michaels has sure had some fabulous things to say in this area), but what about this totally crazy (and kind of controversial) way to trick yourself into slimming down...
It's called bet dieting, the act of betting money that you'll lose a certain amount of weight. But here's where things get a little strange: Say you want to lose 10 pounds. You bet $100 that you'll do it--choosing one or two charities that you don't agree with. For instance, if you don't believe in abortion, you could opt to punish yourself by having the money sent to a pro-choice group. Or say you are all for gun control. If you can't lose the weight, your $100 goes to gun-rights organizations.
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