The DAC’s Biggest Loser Challenge 2021 is an 8 week program that will consist of weekly weigh-ins, virtual classes/resources, and independent nutrition and exercise goals. All program results will be kept confidential. The program is meant to be fun and educational and is not intended to replace medical guidelines and physician’s recommendations.
DAC Biggest Loser Rules and Guidelines
Weigh‐ins will take place at the DAC each Monday, any time during business hours 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 pm. (Preferred times: 7:30-9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. for class, or 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the evening).
The initial, baseline weigh‐in will be Monday, January 4, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All weigh-ins must be witnessed by a non-team member or DAC staff person and recorded in the Biggest Loser binder on your team tracking sheet.
For consistency, it is recommended (but not required) that the weigh‐in take place at the same time of day throughout the contest.
You can weigh in wearing as much or as little clothing that you and the witness are comfortable with.
Weigh‐ins will be recorded to the nearest 1/10 of a pound (e.g. 164.3)
Weigh‐ins will be tracking the percent of body weight lost. The calculation is made taking your actual weight (today) and subtracting it from your initial weight. The result is then divided by your initial (starting) weight. Percentages will be tracked to 1/100 of a percent.
((IW‐AW)/IW)*100 = weight loss percentage
I start at 211, and lose 5 pounds, ending at 206. (211‐206=5) 5 pounds, divided by the starting weight of 211 equals .023697. (5/211= .023697) Multiply that by 100 and get 2.37%. (.023697*100= 2.37%)
Prizes and Incentives:
Prizes and Incentives will be given in the following categories (examples):
- Team with the highest percentage weight loss.
- Individual with the highest percentage weight loss.
- Individual with the highest total weight loss.
It is encouraged that you consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise/weight loss program.
Class attendance each Monday is not mandatory but is a crucial part of the learning and team building that will be necessary throughout the challenge. All worksheets and materials will be available for participants who cannot attend a class.
Water Consumption – please make sure you are drinking plenty of water/fluids throughout the challenge.
Food Consumption – NOT eating is not an option – be healthy and eat in moderation. Focus on portion control, exercise, and long term lifestyle improvement! No dietary supplements or binge programs will be tolerated.
We reserve the right to remove any individual from the competition if we feel an unhealthy level of activity or nutrition has been reached.