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January 26, 2021

Dieting in the digital age-How technology makes losing weight more fun



Gaining extra weight is not fun. Nor is losing weight. But technology has its ways to make weight reduction a lot more entertaining. From smart scales to connected jump ropes, fitness watches, and smart bottles, these are all weight loss tech products that redefine how we get rid of the extra pounds. 



After binge eating for the past month due to the festive holidays, everybody is trying to get rid of the extra weight they’ve gained. People turn to dieting now, and it’s no surprise since losing weight is consistently amongst the top resolutions people make at the start of a new year. 

But dieting is not fun. Food restrictions, hardcore exercising, lack of motivation, lack of noticeable results for a long time, and the overall feeling of deprivation. There’s almost no joy or pleasure in dieting, resulting in a lack of willpower to go through with it or even start it at all. 

But what if we told you that dieting doesn’t necessarily have to be that dull and not stimulating? That’s right! Technology can make losing weight seem a lot easier by keeping dieters engaged and motivated with high-tech, fun gadgets. 

Dieting technology explained

Technology is an integral part of our lives these days. We use it for pretty much everything we do, from getting entertainment to shopping online, connecting with our peers, and staying fit and healthy. 

Even if you don’t care that much about staying fit, it’s very likely that you have at least one wellness app on your smartphone. In fact, most smartphones these days have health stock apps that track your daily steps, running distances, sleeping habits by default. 

But if you are a really tech-savvy person and want to get into dieting or developing healthier habits, we have some great news for you: technology is here for you. There are plenty of weight loss gadgets and dieting technology that will make the process of reshaping your body a lot more entertaining and easier. 

Dieting technology can help in many ways, including:

  • Keeping you motivated- Nutrition, fitness, or health apps generally send users notifications and reminders to keep them engaged and motivated. 

  • Tracking made simple- Tracking calories before apps could do it for you was definitely not that easy. But calorie counter apps now do all the work. 

  • Access to information- Want to diet or simply develop healthier habits but not sure where to start? Well, start with a Google (News - Alert) search. The Internet is packed with blogs, articles, studies, videos, and plenty of other types of content related to these topics. For example, Dieting.org has plenty of nutritional and healthy food tips. 

  • Personalized diets- Dieting is a very personal matter. The type of diet that worked great for your friend won’t necessarily work for you. Luckily, fitness, health, and nutritional apps help generate personalized diet plans based on your goals, food preferences, budget, and schedule. 

High-tech weight losing gadgets

Technology helps you lose weight in a more fun way and provides a more customized dieting experience tailored to your needs and preferences. But exactly what type of weight losing gadgets help you achieve that? Our list includes plenty of them:

Workout apps

No time to go to the gym? Feel awkward working out when surrounded by strangers? Well, you no longer have an excuse not to work out because you can find workout apps and videos all over the Internet these days. 

You can work out in the comfort of your own home, with no one around to make you feel awkward for being a novice, and you also don’t need that much time to get to the gym and back. You can work out at any time of the day that’s convenient to you. 

The global fitness app market is expected to be worth $14.64 billion by 2027. So, in this huge market, there are plenty of fitness and workout apps that you can choose from. 

Whether you prefer cardio, Pilates, kickboxing, yoga, low impact exercises, or even prenatal or postnatal workout, there’s definitely an app that includes these exercises. 

Smart gardens

Veggies and fruits are part of any diet, no matter its type. And, it’s not just the fact that eating vegetables and fruits helps you lose weight, they are also an essential part of a healthy diet.

But what if you’re living in the center of a busy metropolitan area and the only source of healthy veggies and fruits in the supermarket? Well, smart indoor gardens allow you to grow your own fresh herbs and vegetables all year round. 

These smart gardens use smart soil, built-in sensors, LED lamps, and plenty of other technologies to allow you to grow fresh veggies on your kitchen counter. 

Plates that count calories

Yes, you’ve read that right! Wi-Fi connected smart plates tell you what you are eating, how many calories the food has, which nutrients are involved in your meal, and even if you’re chewing your food too fast (which you shouldn’t if you want to lose weight). 

After gathering all this data, the plate stores it into an app you’ll have on your smartphone that will track your nutrition over time and customize your experience to help you reach your goals. 

Fitness watches

Fitness watches are one of the most common health gadgets used by dieters and people who want to improve their overall physical health, likely because these gadgets have become a lot more affordable over the past couple of years. 

They track everything related to your fitness goals, from how many steps you take daily, your running distances, heart rate, blood pressure, sleep habits, and even your body composition. 

Smart bottles

Always forget about drinking enough water per day? That’s not helping your diet! In order to get rid of the extra weight, you must not only eat properly but also drink properly. Well, smart bottles can help do that.  

These devices calculate the user’s personal rate of fluid intake per day and tell you whether you do it right or not in terms of volume and frequency. 

 

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