We’ve seen that 88% of MyFitnessPal users who log their food for more than 7 days in a row ultimately lose weight.
But if you need an extra incentive to nudge you along, our new partner Pact has a great new idea to encourage food logging: cash rewards!
With the Pact app, you’ll choose which days in a week you’ll log your food in MyFitnessPal, and earn money for sticking to the dates. Then, back up your commitment by choosing how much money you’ll pay if you don’t reach your goal.
If you do meet your goal at the end of the week you’ll earn a cash reward. If you don’t make your goal, you’ll lose the $ and it will be dispersed among others who did meet their goals.
The Pact app previously has worked with workouts and exercise, and went under the name Gym Pact. But the makers thought it would be great to expand the concept to other health arenas, and changed the name accordingly.
Pact says that their average workout user is rewarded 30-50 cents for each activity completed, so now you have a hard cash incentive to log your food. Since regular food logging in MyFitnessPal is one of the best ways to lose weight, this just reinforces a great habit.
In order for it to work, a single day of food logging must contain at least 1,200 calories eaten across three meals. There will also be an option for daily fruit and veggie commitments, and you’ll be able to submit mobile photos.
So far, Pact has been 92% effective at getting its users to hit their commitments! No matter how you slice it, that’s delicious.
MyFitnessPal is working with the Pact app only in regards to food logging, not exercise tracking. If you want to make exercise pacts with other Pact users and track those using the Pact app, then go for it! Tracking the exercises in MyFitnessPal won’t have any financial rewards, but you’ll get the same great information as always – and most importantly, more daily calories to burn. 😉