Our Best Bites Back to School Diet Bet!

Lose 4% in 4 weeks!

Our Best Bites Back to School Diet Bet!

Sep 01 - 28/Game has ended
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Get back into a healthy back-to-school routine with Kate and Sara!



Game Begins

Sep 01

Last Day to Join

Sep 14

Final Weigh-In

Sep 29 - Sep 30


Bet $35

to start

Lose 4%

in 4 weeks


Split the pot

How do you verify the weight loss?

For all official weigh-ins, you'll be prompted to submit your official starting weight. Our standard weigh-in process involves you submitting 2 photos: one of you standing on a scale in lightweight clothing (no shoes, hats, belts, watches, coats, or outerwear), and another of the scale’s readout with your weigh-in word written on a piece of paper.

What you'll need

  • A scale (preferably digital)
  • A digital camera or smartphone
  • A full-length mirror or someone to take your photo
  1. Privacy FAQ +
  2. How we prevent cheating +

Does this actually work?

Out of 888,470 DietBetters, 98.73% have lost weight during their challenges. Combined, they've lost 16,030,174 lbs and won $62,263,235. In other words...yes.

All results shown on DietBet are from actual users. Individual results may vary.

Don't take our word for it

Our Best Bites

10/05/2015 4:52AM
Okay, everybody! We've heard from DietBet and the official MVP is Samantha Whitney! Congratulations, Samantha! We've emailed you about your prize!

As far as other stats go, DietBet is working with their tech team to find out why everything isn't automatically posting.

Thank you again for such a great game and being so understanding regarding Sara's family emergency!

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Congratulations Samantha! I would love to know what the other superlative results are though, I hope that they come out soon!


Our best bites, thank you for following up. I am excited to see who the other superlative winners are!

Imran M.

10/03/2015 6:25PM - via iPhone
What's the largest amount anyone has won?
So basically your winnings, actual bet and pot amount with the number of participants????

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Aleisha M.

My friend did one (a 6 month challenge) where the buy in was $125 and he got out over $300

Kasi G.

I did one where the bet was 30 and payout was about 51. And another where the bet was 30 and payout was only like 35 or so. It varies a lot


10/03/2015 5:58PM - via iPhone
Sooooo when do we get to find out MVP? That's usually right after it's over, what happened? Boo! Must mean we are all MVPs! :)

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Samantha W.

I messaged them too and no response.. Pretty crappy if you ask me.


I emailed them as well without any luck. Congrats on MVP! I would like to know who the other superlative winners are though!


10/01/2015 2:25PM - via iPhone
Woohoo! Everyone either lost weight or lost weight and made money – we are all winners! Nice job everyone, this is a fantastic group and I will miss you all and wish you all continued success… Until I see you at another game, I hope!

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Danielle I am super indecisive – part of me wants to take a break from doing them for like a month, but the other part of me knows that I will completely lose motivation if I do. I am so conflicted! LOL

Michelle L.

I joined the love, sweat, fitness pre-holiday slimdown. It seems like a great one if anyone is looking for another...


10/01/2015 11:19AM - via android
  • Nothing to do. I got a new mobile 3 hours after the game ended :/

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Emily F.

Aww, I'm sorry. Hey, at least you lost the weight!


Aww you poor thing. But congratulations on losing weight, that is definitely a win!


10/01/2015 11:17AM - via android
  • I reached the goal but I lost anyway :/

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Well I loose the money..but Thanks!


I agree with Nicole – I know that it sucks that you didn't win money, but you lost weight and you really did reach your goal! That is still something to be really proud of!


10/01/2015 9:56AM - via iPhone
Great job everyone! Thanks for commenting and liking posts. Thanks for sharing your workouts and when you avoided junkfood! And sharing your successes and hard days too! All the best! Looking forward to hear about the prize winners and MVP, etc!

Hilary L. , Critter028 , nicole f. and Lyn like this comment.


I know, I am excited to hear about the winners as well! Congratulations to you, you worked really hard and I'm so glad that you met your goal! Congratulations to everyone!

Maggie H.

10/01/2015 9:26AM
I'm confused about the payout because if DB takes out 10% and we split the pot after that, our payout should be $56.63 each. Am I missing something? I calculated it like this: $74,690-$7469 (which is 10%) divided by 1187 (winners).

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Maggie H.

Thank you for clearing all that up!

Samantha W.

I was pretty bummed too.. This was a huge pot, and I only got 4 bucks more than the smaller ones I've won. The moderators get a cut too?? Dang. I should run a bet!!


10/01/2015 8:52AM
Since this group is taking a break. I'm joining the Love Sweat Fitness Pre-Holiday Slim Down! Come join and keep going!

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Me 3!


me too! And she posts workouts on youtube and other help! This was a fun way to get started and now that the momentum is going, time to get these pounds off!


10/01/2015 8:44AM - via android
How do you find out how many made their bet?

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The moderators get a few thousand dollars before its divided.

Knockout Gnome

DietBet keeps a cut of the gross pot to cover our expenses, which include financial transaction costs for both the initial bet and the payout, weight-verification staff, customer service, and technology support. Because DietBet's fees are taken out of the gross pot before paying out the winners, players who do not win do not incur any fees. The current fee to play is 10-25% of the payout depending on the amount of the initial bet.

Monthly Bet DietBet Fee
$0-99 25%
$100-249 20%
$250-500 15%
$500+ 10%

UPDATED: December 5, 2013.

New "No Lose Guarantee"
This guarantee ensures that if you win your dietbet, you won't lose money. Most winners make money (about 1.5 to 2x on average) but in the event that your game has an unusually high percentage of winners, we'll forfeit our cut in order to ensure that nobody loses money. So the worst case scenario is that you'll end up losing weight for free, which is still a big win.

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