3. Bet on success
Wagering on weight loss could help you hit the jackpot. In one study, people who had money riding on their weight-loss attempt were five times more likely to lose 16 pounds in 16-week study than non-betting dieters. Challenge a friend or family member, or bet against yourself at fatbet.net or stickK.com.
Tip: Organize a weight-loss competition at work. Everyone chips in for a gift card, which goes to the winner.