Lose weight while you play bingo: Too good to be true?

There are way too many lose-weight-fast schemes to count on two hands. Some work. Others are, well, just scams.

Just last Friday, ABC’s 20/20 did a whole segment on quick weight loss methods (I was watching the show while getting in a quick game of online bingo). Included in their exposé were the usual suspects—Weigh Watchers, Jenny Craig, and gastric bypass surgery. And there was even a very controversial feeding tube diet that’s as strange as it sounds.

The reason behind the exposé? Well, weight loss, much like online bingo, happens to be a billion-dollar industry. Americans spend thousands of dollars a year per capita on trying to shed their excess baggage (and we aren’t talking about that really horrible Alicia Silverstone movie from 1997).

Part of the 20/20 story focused on how celebrities are being paid up to $60,000 per pound lost by endorsing a weight loss program.

So that got us thinking. What if we could all make money while losing weight?

Well, we can. And you don’t have to be a celebrity to make it happen. Online bingo and weight loss actually go hand in hand.

Confused? We don’t blame you. If we told you that you could lose weight while you play bingo, you’d probably assume that it involved bringing a treadmill and a couple of free weights to your casino bingo hall or church bingo room.

And we totally agree. That’s almost impossible and completely nonsensical.

But if you play bingo online, it’s a completely different story.

If you want to lose weight playing online bingo, all you need is a laptop and a treadmill. Since games take almost no time at all, and since you can have your online bingo software sort your cards and daub them automatically, you barely have to pay attention.

So instead of making your sofa the place to play bingo online, turn your home gym into your personal online bingo hall and lose weight while you pack on the excitement.

Don’t have expensive weight loss gym equipment? No problem. Turn your bingo card into a weight loss game. Every time an even number is called and your card doesn’t get daubed, do 10 pushups. If an odd number is called and your bingo card doesn’t have it, do 10 crunches. If your card gets daubed, you can rest.

See? There are tons of ways to shed the pounds while you play bingo online. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before trying any weight loss exercise program.