Monday, November 17, 2014

Weight loss via Nintendo

One year ago, just before Christmas, we bought a Nintendo Wii Fit U system. Over the preceding 4 years in Sweden we were able to afford more cheese than we could while living in South Africa. This had an effect on our weight. The problem was, of course, not only cheese but our general eating habits. We were not inactive and walked or cycled everywhere but was able to treat ourselves a bit more often.

We thus decided that we wanted to change our habits and an excellent way for us was using the Wii Fit U. It consists of a scale, a step counted and software that are on on the WiiU.
Wii Fit U digital scale

The best bit for us is probably the nice way that the data is presented. Each time you weigh a couple things are measured and stored. Additionally, the amount and type of exercise are recorded as well as the daily activity via the step-counter. Nice graphs are presented and this is probably the best motivation that helped for losing weight.
Weight loss over 11 months
Nice bar-chart from step-counter

I thus lost 10 kg and are a bit more flexible and fit that one year ago. Carina lost 7 kg and our percentage weight loss is quite similar. Another big change was our eating habits. Since getting the Wii, we try to think before just eating things with loads of calories (because we know exactly how many hours it would take to burn those calories again). 

We can recommend the Wii Fit U for anyone who want to lose a bit of weight and see the results displayed with interactive graphs.


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