Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Get paid to shed flab in Italy

Overweight residents of an Italian town will be paid to lose weight.

Men living in the northwestern Italian town of Varallo, which has 7,500 residents, will receive 50 euros ($70) for losing 4 kg (9 pounds) in a month. Women will get the same amount for shedding 3 kg (7 pounds).

If they can keep the weight off for 5 months, they will get another 200 euros ($280).