The Middle East is seeing the worst rising weights of obesity in the world: but a new Biggest Loser contest in Dubai, is showing that locals there, and children, are taking on the challenge for losing weight. If the prize is gold coins for every pound you’d drop, you’d want to lose too! Consider this is a region where people drive cars made from gold. So gold is a great prize and incentive.
According to Yahoo a 54-year-old woman emerged as the “biggest loser” while a 13-year-old boy became the winner among child contestants. Winners received bags of gold for the efforts.
The woman Sharada Serigara won by losing a whole 32.2kg from 96kg during the two month ordeal. The child, Somesh Chakrabortty, a grade nine student lost 12kg from a starting point of 97kg. Sharada won 32 grams of gold, the boy 12 grams.
We do hope that those running the contest have a sustainable plan so the biggest “losers’ of weight will be able to keep it off.
Below are some tips for keeping it off.