Many people out there will be having new year resolution to decrease the weight. Lots of great tools available which can help you do so, but….won’t lose weight faster….tracking steps will make you walk more, etc.
Today’s technology offers more options than ever for those who are attempting to lose weight. But an important consideration has to take place before deciding on any weight loss technology.
First of all, the tools available currently cannot guarantee that you will lose weight quickly. Nor can they cause you to lose the weight you want with very little effort. As with any other product which makes grand claims, any technology that does so should be approached with caution. That being said, here are some of the many options available which can help you reach your weight loss goals.
You can actually use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to stay motivated. Announcing your intentions to lose weight on a social media site will not only keep you accountable, but can result in encouraging messages being sent in response by your friends, which can give you lots of incentive to stick to your plan.
In fact, this was proven by a recent study which showed more weight loss by those who posted their progress and received positive feedback than by those who only kept track of their progress using traditional methods like a food journal.
In addition to announcing your goals to the virtual world, you can also share your challenges, such as any cravings you’ve had. This could result in many possible solutions being suggested by your friends. You can also search for social media-based weight loss groups for help and inspiration.
A Peek into Some Technological Weight Loss Options
The Nike +
One major company has released what it calls a sport watch, but it’s actually much more than that. Called the Nike + SportWatch GPS, this little device is geared towards runners. Worn like a watch, the device tracks calories burned, heart rate, speed and distance covered. The GPS feature allows runners to track their routes, and not only syncs to the company’s digital network, but also to their Nike+ sneakers.
Get In The Gruve
If you’re a busy person who doesn’t always remember that it’s time to exercise, the Gruve may offer a solution. This device is a clip-on pedometer which operates on the NEAT, or non-exercise activity system.
Using lights instead of a display, the Gruve will show different colors, starting with red at the beginning of a day, and then yellow, blue and finally green when the user has burned the optimal amount of calories with exercise.
If the Gruve detects less movement as the day goes on, it will flash to the user in warning, ultimately vibrating like a cell phone if flashing is ignored.
Another activity tracking system in the form of a wristwatch, the S2H Replay monitors your movement like the Gruve does, but with a twist; once you’ve reached one hour of activity, the device generates a reward code.
Receive enough of them, and you can get gift cards from stores like Kmart and Best Buy to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
Visualize A Thinner You
WeightMirror can cause you to lose weight instantly – well, sort of. This neat web resource allows you to see what you will look like a few pounds lighter in just a few seconds. Simply upload a photo of yourself, use the slider to choose your desired number of pounds to lose, let the site do its thing, and voila – you could be staring into what is your very near future.
Many have printed their resulting photo from the site, and placed in a place where it can be easily seen, such as on a refrigerator door, to keep them motivated.
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