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How to Get Paid to Lose Weight

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These days, it seems like everybody and their grandmother has got a side hustle. Whether you’re just looking for extra cash, or you’re patching together different income sources to avoid the 9-5 trap like me, we live in a time of creative income generation. But did you know you can lose weight and get paid to do it?

Why not make money achieving your weight loss goal? You can be paid hundreds or even thousands of dollars for getting healthy and feeling more comfortable in your body.

For me, this was a no brainer. I have struggled with my weight for YEARS, and Healthy Wage has helped me finally drop below the plateau I had reached.

Healthy Wage is a well-recognized company that SERIOUSLY WILL pay you to lose weight. Their mission is to help people achieve their weight loss goals by using financial incentives – a method that is VERY effective for a lot of people.

How does Healthy Wage work?

You make a bet that you will lose a certain number of pounds in a certain amount of time. The company calls this a Healthy Wager – and who or what better to bet on than yourself!

The amount of weight you want to lose and the time frame you want to do it in is completely up to you.

They will calculate a prize amount based on that info. You can play around with their prize calculator without making a commitment until you find the combination that’s right for you.


Have People Really Been Paid to Lose Weight? Is This For Real?


Success Story #1:

Weight Loss Before and After Anastasia from Edmonds, Washington bet $167 a month that she would lose 40 pounds in 18 months.

She had been overweight for a number of years, and lamented her inability to live the active, outdoorsy lifestyle that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She attributed a lot of her weight gain to the stressors in her life, and desperately wanted to make a change.

Focusing mostly on changing her diet, Anastasia cut out fast food, and then ate a vegan diet for a while.

She shed several pounds that way, and when she seemed to hit a plateau, she tried eating paleo. That enabled her to reach her goal (she even exceeded it by 1 pound!).

She did increase her exercise, but didn’t do anything too drastic. She described her approach as just trying to “be a little more active than I was yesterday.”

Anastasia met her weight loss goal and won a whopping $10,000!

(In case any of you are trying to do the math and subtract the money she submitted from her prize amount, she made $6,994 in profit!)

She’s able to enjoy a more active lifestyle now and has noticed an improvement in her ability to hike with friends and family.

She plans to use some of her award money to take a trip to Cancun, Mexico with her boyfriend.

Anastasia and I both took a similar approach – we tried one weight loss strategy for a while, and when it stopped working for us, we tried something else. Healthy Wage gives you the freedom to lose weight however it works for you.

Success Story #2:

  Jennifer of Richmond, Texas bet $150 per month that she would lose 100 pounds over 10 months. She weighed 400 pounds before starting her weight loss endeavor.

Initially, she tackled her goal by eliminating alcohol and many processed foods from her diet. Then she joined local fitness boot camp classes to jumpstart her weight loss. After losing 75 pounds using this method, she hit a plateau.

By changing up her strategy and adding more intensive workouts (that Jennifer was prepared for because she was in better shape) and adding more healthy fats to her diet, she was able to exceed her goal by 2 pounds!

Jennifer lost 102 pounds and won $4, 181!

Now, she feels like she is more positive than she used to be and is all around a better version of herself. Having money at stake to win or lose gave her the “whatever it takes” mentality she needed to achieve her goal.

I Want to Be Paid to Lose Weight! Now What?

One thing I love about Healthy Wage is that your method of losing weight is entirely up to you. It is not a diet or exercise plan. It just provides POWERFUL motivation and an awesome reward!

My Healthy Wager amount came out to $1,950. I know I don’t like losing money, so that has kept me in line when I feel tempted to reach for a roll of cookie dough or order a pizza and eat half of it myself. Having Healthy Wage as a motivator to lose weight has helped me shed 40 pounds. My calorie tracking app let me know that that’s the weight of a border collie! I got started losing weight by doing the Keto Diet, and then I switched to just tracking calories when I started to feel like Keto was too restricting for my social life. That’s my prerogative! All Healthy Wage cares about is whether you meet your goal (in a healthy way) or not. It’s up to YOU to determine the best method for weight loss.

Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps:

1. Head over to the Prize Calculator. Play around with a weight loss goal (at least 10% of your current weight), the time frame (6-18 months), and how much money you want to bet each month to see how much you can win!

2. Sign up and make your first monthly bet payment.

3. Make an initial weigh-in video. Healthy Wage makes this easy to do in their app. It sounds scary but I promise it’s nearly painless. They provide clear instructions and it takes less than two minutes.

4. Lose the weight! YOU get to choose the method that works best for you. Record your weight weekly (NOT on video) in the Healthy Wage app.

5. Reach or exceed your goal and win CASH MONEY!!!

If you don’t reach your goal, the monthly payments you have made will go toward supporting Healthy Wage and supplying prize money for other participants. It’s never fun to lose money, but I do love knowing that other people are being supported in their weight loss efforts by any money lost.

Don’t wait another minute! This is your chance to finally lose excess weight and make some spending money doing it!


Want to share your experience with weight loss or Healthy Wage? Post a comment below! I’d love to hear from you, as always.

 Good luck!

P.S. If you need a fitness routine to help you achieve your new weight loss goal, check out my post of workouts you can do at home with no equipment.

If you want even more of a boost, be sure to read up on how essential oils can help you lose the weight faster.

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Hey there! I'm Megan.

Hey there! I'm Megan.

I believe in cultivating a happy life with intention, using one small building block at a time.

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