New and Improved Weight Loss Tools To Keep You Fit
High tech gadgets seem to pop up in every part of your life so it makes sense that you’d also see them taking over the weight loss industry one step at a time. Although not every new tool associated with slimming down is electronic, a majority of the latest successful equipment seems to take place online or through web activated devices. Shedding pounds and battling the obesity epidemic that’s gripping the globe has recently become an important part of many people’s lives, and part of that war is won by staying informed and educating yourself on how obesity happens and what you can do to cure it. For a closer look at a few of the up and comers to the weight loss world, check out the following list.
Mobile applications have fast become a faithful companion to everybody from school aged kids to retired seniors and there’s an app for almost everything, including weight loss and fitness. Calorie counters, meal planners, training, exercise regiments, and even pedometer programs are available for prices that vary anywhere from free to a couple of dollars. These aren’t compatible with every personality or lifestyle, but there have been favorable results that make them worth a try; Northwestern University explains: “Using a mobile app that tracks eating and activity helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.”
The key to finding success through this method is by using it as a companion to keep you on track as you follow your own fitness journey. You can’t expect magical results without doing the work to back them up, but these programs can certainly help you stay motivated.
Fitness journals have been around forever, but with the blog industry taking off the way that it has, it makes more sense to share your methods and success with the world through the use of the internet. Not only does this allow you to connect with other bloggers who are on similar journeys of self-discovery and weight loss, but posting things like goals, starting weight, and continuing progress where others can see it will keep you accountable so that you’re less likely to give up when things get tough. Fox News reports: “Tracking down everything you eat throughout the day may sound like a time waster, but this handy trick will help you track down how many calories you’re consuming daily, as well as any minor mistakes you’re making in maintaining weight loss goals.”
Start by making yourself a plan that you’d like to follow, then chart each day and record what you eat, drink, and which supplements you’re taking. Every week weigh and measure yourself, and snap a photo so that you can look back on the improvements for motivation.
Weight Loss Simulator
Recently there’s been a breakthrough at the National Institutes of Health, where they’ve mastered a weight loss simulator that can help tell you how you’ll look after losing a certain amount of weight. Not only can it predict your size and visual appearance, but it can give you statistics on how successful a particular diet plan will be. This usually works by gathering your personal information like gender, age, height, weight, and a few other variables before determining what your progress will look like. Fitbie.com says: “Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created a mathematical model and weight loss simulation tool that predicts how one’s body weight will change and how long it will take to reach a weight loss goal.”
Although this particular model isn’t really available for public use, there are plenty of less high tech versions of weight loss simulators all over the internet that you can use. Plug in your height, weight, and what your future goal is and watch the cartoon image shrink before your eyes. Some of these programs allow you to customize the character to look more like yourself by changing hair, skin tone, clothing, and even gives you a three hundred and sixty degree view of the image so that you get a clear idea of how you’ll appear from all different angles. This isn’t necessarily going to give you any information to guide you on your weight loss approach, but it can certainly show you what you can achieve if you don’t give up.
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