Jan. 9, 2013
-- One of the most challenging aspects of losing weight is the motivation to start and continue a healthy diet and exercise program. Having an office weight loss challenge can be a fun and motivating way to lose weight in a group. You and your office mates can offer each other support, motivation and friendly competition that can turn a humdrum diet and exercise program into a fun team activity.
A weight loss competition is a fun way to motivate yourself to lose weight. Weight loss competitions became popular since the success of the NBC reality show Biggest Loser. At www.egonomicslab.com you can start your own weight loss competition with friends, family and coworkers. There is nothing like competition to give you that extra drive and motivation to eat right and exercise.HOW TO ORGANIZE AN OFFICE WEIGHT LOSS CONTEST USING EGONOMICS LAB
Set a time, date and place for the first meeting and weekly weigh-ins. Send to your collegues the egOnomics Lab
) group link, ask them to register and join the group. Be sensitive when inviting coworkers to the meeting. Weight loss can be a touchy subject so don't push anyone to join.2)
Arrange weekly prizes and a grand prize for the "biggest losers" in your group. Weekly prizes can be gift cards to a salad bar or other healthy restaurant. The Grand Prize can be anything you like. Ask your boss for a prize donation. Your company's vendors or local merchants might be interested in sponsoring prizes. Great prizes include haircuts, spa days and gift certificates. If you can't find merchandise, ask your boss to give away an extra vacation day as a prize.3)
At the initial meeting let everyone know that this is going to be a fun challenge. Set a time frame (6-12 weeks is a good time frame). Weigh in everyone and take their "before" pictures. 4)
Set up a chart in your group commitment page with the participants names, "before" pictures and goals. Do not post their starting weight. At weekly weigh ins post the weight they lost weekly and announce the weekly winner. The weekly winner can be someone who lost the most weight, but it can also be the person who baked low fat cookies instead of donuts for everyone.