Tuesday, 17 April 2012

SlimKicker Calorie Counter and Level-Up Weight Loss Game

SlimKicker Calorie Counter and Level-Up Weight Loss Game:


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Last year, Christine from SlimKicker.com contacted me and asked me to take a look at the weight loss game app she was developing.  It looked exciting - turning weight loss into a role playing game. I've been looking forward to trying the finished product - and here it is.

To play the game, you record your eating and exercise. (That's fairly standard, my weight loss group has been doing that on the Calorie King since we started.) What's different is that by eating healthy food, and doing exercise, and following challenges, you gain points to go towards virtual prizes.  It's to add a little incentive, and keep the work of losing weight interesting.

Now, to experiment.  I'll let you know how it goes.

It's free to sign up, so I might ask the ladies at my weight loss group to have a test run as well.

Any readers want to have a go, please give a comment, let us know how it works for you.

I've just seen on the television news, that in America (where else), a doctor is putting people on naso-gastric tube feedings to help them lose weight.  Apparently you can lose 10kg in 10 days (and lose $US1500), simply by eating as if you were an intensive care unit patient. I'm utterly grossed out by that - and I made comments about it on social media and found out a lot of other people are grossed out by the same thing. But that shows the extremes people are willing to go to in order to lose weight.

I think I'd prefer to try the weight loss role playing game. Did I mention you can sign up for free?

1 comment:

  1. Jezzz, I can't even imagine myself undergoing surgery just to lose weight. I don't know what they call it but there's a weight loss method that one has nothing to eat except water that's being connected to a dextrose. I forgot the name of it and it really worked. Although I'm skeptical about it because the person in concern looks like ready to faint.

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