posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 09:56 AM
Well, have you ever thought to yourself, you'd get those extra pounds off if someone would just pay you to? Okay, probably not in those terms.
However, to give a little light news for a change? I found some place where losing weight is making some people money. Leave it to nations with more
money than they can find ways to spend.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dieters going for the gold in Dubai have hit the scales at the end of a five-week challenge — with the
biggest loser dropping enough to earn him more than $3,200 worth of the precious metal.
Now that's what I call a golden diet! Of course, they do have guidelines and specific rules for their effort.
Anyone shedding more than 10 kilos (22 pounds) earns three grams of gold per kilo lost. Smaller gold payouts were given for those who lost between
two and 10 kilos.
How is that for a contrast? Stories in the West lately showcase new laws and fees and fines to make
people lose weight. Dubai just pays them by
the pound. Like a reverse take-out.
I know which approach I'd bet proves more effective. Too bad this doesn't sound like a long term thing. I could have seen Dubai becoming the
retirement choice of Sumo wrestlers everywhere.