Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Weight Loss Challenges

By Jonah Rybinski


Before beginning a fat loss competition, it is best to plan and prepare. Have a plan is very helpful. If you'd like to begin a weight loss challenge ask around to figure out who you know has an interest and establish what exactly everyone is ready to stick to. Don't forget to be positive and tell them it is more of a support group than an extreme competition. Everyone ends up shedding weight therefore there are no losers. Put money at risk. We almost always require an entry fee for our competitions. Entrance charges suggest you'll be committed and provide additional commitment. The payments are then used for payouts at the finish of the challenge. You may pay all the money to the person who loses the highest percentage of their starting weight or divide it up however you choose. All of the competitions we've done were with extended family or close friends and we each trust that not a single person will be taken advantage of. We commonly make requirements such as no diet pills, surgeries or other extraordinary measures. Penalty fees can often be used to get individuals to weighing each week. We have had fees and penalties for not weighing in gaining weight and occasionally we'll even have consequences for failing to lose weight.

It's not easy to keep a group of people committed to dropping the pounds for more than a couple weeks. Establish milestones and quick goals and objectives. Especially with lengthy events, it is tough to keep on being committed for several months. Recently, I had success where we set objectives of four and 8 weeks and if you hit the milestones you got refunded a portion from your entry payment. Groupings can allow most people feel a real sense of responsibility. If you have some people who are not as enthusiastic as others or don't believe that they have a chance to win then teams can certainly help to inspire them to keep trying to help their group. I had a few family members who enjoy teams purely because then someone else is dependent on them whereas some people hate it for the exact same reason or because they then have to depend on others. Be sure you talk to everyone prior to starting to find out if teams might help.

Be optimistic. It might be exciting to compete nevertheless see to it the trash talk stays fun and nice. It doesn't help anybody to insult or brag too much. Some trash talking, when done right, will help motivate the competitive people to keep working harder. Around 2 to 3 months appears to work best. Very much more lengthy and you get exhausted and lose participants and too much shorter causes it to be very hard to see the big end results a competition can help you get. Reimburse participants for achieving goals. On a few occasions we have offered to give back penalty fees to everyone who meets their goal. Be sure everyone has a fair goal. Roughly 1 percent each week or there about is a good goal.

Prepare for a post challenge. Once the challenge ends it is normal for competitors to overeat following a couple months of sticking to your diet. To try to avoid this, do this by getting ready to begin another challenge right after the close of the first challenge. Another option is to have another short challenge to see who is able to keep it off. This allows a little relief from strict dieting but may keep the participants from gaining all of it back again immediately.

Most importantly, enjoy yourself!! I have found weight loss challenges to be quite rewarding. They satisfy many key elements of a successful weight loss plan. They provide you with commitment and responsibility and it can be very rewarding to win a few hundred dollars along the way. There is scarcely a disadvantage if you offer your best attempt. What do you have to lose apart from a few pounds? The cash you may save on eating out can go towards the entry fee.




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