Hi-Tech Ways to Win the War Against the Bulge

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Although time-proven weight loss plans work, some are not meant to suit a modern lifestyle. Thanks to advanced technology, we are seeing dozens of innovative gadgets and diet plans that help shed unwanted weight for the long term. In today’s post, we are listing down some of the best hi-tech weight loss plans to help you shape up:

Using an Interactive Weighing Scale

Why use a regular bathroom weighing scale when you can get a hi-tech, interactive scale that measures your BMI more efficiently while promoting a healthy lifestyle? Yes, smart scales are now a thing and you can get one to take your weight loss plan to the next level!

Different interactive weighing scales offer different features. However, virtually all of them calculates your body weight and BMI while also tracking your calorie intake and exercise goals through an app. The app is downloaded online and kept in your mobile device. You will sign up for a profile and start your weight loss journey. Companies that develop these hi-tech scales also create a community where users can swap tips, interact with each other, and share their own stories to motivate the community.

Play Video Games

Did you know that you could get the same weight loss benefits from attending a Zumba or Yoga class at home? You can use your gaming console to watch fitness videos and stay fit at the privacy of your own home. Even better, most gaming consoles are now interactive too. Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation comes with motion-activated sensors so you can exercise while having fun.

A study by the  University of Kansas Medical Center found that overweight or obese individuals who stuck to a 3-month weight loss program using Your Shape Fitness Evolved (Xbox 360), Zumba Fitness (Nintendo Wii), and Walk It Out (Nintendo Wii) lost more weight than those who visited a weight loss clinic to shed unwanted weight!

Take a Bet

Money is a great motivator so why not use your extra cash to achieve your fitness goal? A study found that dieters who risk losing money if they do not get rid of excess weight were 5 times more likely to lose weight than those who do not have anything to lose at all. According to the study, most of the bettors lost an average of 16 pounds in just 16 weeks after taking a wager.

So how do you take a bet and shape up at the same time? You can join various dieting game like Diet Bet. Participants will wager real money on themselves. The first person to lose 4% of their body weight wins the game. You could win thousands of dollars if you take the bet!

Online Calorie Tracker

Do not underestimate the power of online calorie trackers, they do work! Download one via your mobile device and check the calorie content of all the foods you eat in a day. These apps aren’t just glorified calorie counters. Some offer fitness and diet tips to help you lose even more weight.

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