Posts Tagged ‘Dubai’

Dubai On Dieting-Gold For Gut Loss

July 30, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-07-30 at 7.41.30 PM
There are so many fad diets on the market but this idea is certainly unique and one of a kind.
Dubai’s government will pay residents in gold for losing those extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate.

For every kilogram dropped by Aug. 16, contestants who register from Friday can walk away with a gram of gold, currently worth about $42 US.

Health officials in Dubai, the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, and in neighboring Gulf nations are spending millions to control obesity among their citizens.

Bottom Line: There’s a law of thermodynamics that you have to consume less or burn more calories by exercise to lose weight. There really is no other way to lose those extra pounds. Maybe adding a little gold to equation might just be the magic elixir to inspire the overweight citizens of the UAE to take off a few kilos.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/07/19/dubai-weight-loss-gold.html