1st June 2014 – Men’s Fitness – Every Looser Wins

The number of websites that encourage you to bet on your own weight is growing faster than ever before. The usual format that these websites use is that you join a group of like-minded lumps and everyone throws some money into a pot. If you achieve your target weight loss by a specific date, you receive a share of the spoils…

Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma, a weight loss and obesity specialist at Nightingale Hospital in London, is cautious about such an approach. “It’s unregulated and free-form, the only thing that is solid is the prize money”, she says. For Chheda-Varma, “sustainable weight loss requires a more considered approach.”

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