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Dubai's Idea Of A Diet Program

Dubai's new weight-loss initiative pays dieters to lose pounds -- in gold.

You know, you really are worth your weight in gold. That's the idea, anyway, behind a new diet program that pays you -- in gold! -- for every pound lost. The only catch? It's in Dubai.

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Municipal officials started the program over growing concerns that Dubai's population is becoming unhealthy. Participants are paid a gram of gold -- valued at around $45 at the moment -- for every 2 pounds they lose. But they must lose at least 4.4 pounds (or 2 kilograms) to participate.

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The most troubling -- or best, depending on how you look at it -- part: There's no limit on the amount of money you can receive through the program. [Source]


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