Sign up THIS week through March 30th for only $25. The contest will run from March 30th through June 5th. Weigh-ins will be weekly on Mondays.Caliper measurements, weight and body measurements are included. There will be support and nutrition meetings (day and time will be posted after we have all of the contestants signed up). The meeting will be 45 minutes in length and will include 16 different nutrition topics such as:
- Navigating the Grocery Store
- Nutrition Labels: How to read between the lines
- Water: How Much? How Often?
- Compare Popular Diets
- Cooking Demo: How to Prepare Today’s SuperFoods (and what a SuperFood is and is not)
- Sugar Rush
- Whole Grains – Myths and Legends
- Portion Control
- Survival Guide to Eating Out
There will also be a special drawing at the end of the contest with our Biggest Loser Bingo cards! Stamp for every workout and when you fill out the card in its entirety you will be entered for this special drawing at the end of the contest.
Join in on the fun to lose a those extra winter pounds, participate in our nutritional support meetings, or just to help you to stay on track! Either way you slice it, it is a win!
That’s Why the Biggest Loser Contest Works!
Join us for the Biggest Loser Contest. You will get caliper measurements, weekly weigh-ins and nutritional support meetings. Meeting topics will include solving the mystery of whole grains; water, how much and how often; how to prepare today’s superfoods (and what they are and are not); how to navigate the grocery store, and more!
The Mayo Clinic Article
According to Mayo Clinic research that was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session:
- Weight loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight loss program than those who received no incentives.
- Study participants in the incentive group lost an average of 9.08 lbs., as compared to 2.34 lbs. in the non-incentive group. That’s a significant difference.
- Participants in the incentive groups who met their goals received $20 per month, while those who failed to meet their targets paid $20 each month into a bonus pool. Participants in both incentive groups who completed the study were eligible to win the pool by lottery.
Researchers found that even participants in the incentive group who paid penalties were more likely to continue their participation in the study than those in the non-incentive groups, Dr. Driver says.
Extra weight contributes to many conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.
“Traditional therapies are not working for a lot of people, so people are looking for creative ways to help people lose weight and keep it off,” Dr. Hensrud says. “The results of this study show the potential of financial incentives.”
*Posted by mayonewsreleases (@mayonewsreleases) · Mar 7, 2013, For the full article, click here!