How can VR games help me lose 11 pounds in 14 days?

- Feb 25, 2019-

How can VR games help me lose 11 pounds in 14 days?


Recently, a foreign netizen James Bricknell released an "inspirational story" that he lost 12 pounds (about 11 pounds) through VR games in 14 days. See below for details:

I am a big man. It doesn't matter, I have always been a big man, but recently, my weight has increased by a few pounds, which exceeded my expectations, so I decided to lose some.

It turns out that although having a sedentary job and a little baby means you can't always go to the gym, take a long walk or run in the neighborhood, so I need to find a different way. VR proved to be part of the solution. It turns out that if you play some VR games with your heart, you can lose a lot of weight.

Warning: If you don't change your lifestyle, this won't work. I did lose weight, but if you want to keep it healthy, not just slimming, you need to change your eating habits.

I realized from the beginning that I needed to make some rules for myself. I decided to try it for two weeks without changing my lifestyle to see what VR can bring me.

I decided to use it as a fitness program, a 3-day aerobic virtual reality exercise, one hour a day, a day off, and then two days, a day off. As a result, the one-hour virtual reality is a bit too short, so I raised it to an hour and a half. I feel that this time is more appropriate.

It also seems to be working. In the 14 days, I lost at least 12 pounds (about 11 pounds), and my neck and shoulders have a contour that I didn't have before.

In theory, I can lose more than 12 pounds. After all, when you lose weight, you will also increase your muscles, but to be honest, 12 pounds is enough to lose weight for two weeks. Doctors recommend not losing too much weight a week because it can cause other problems.

What kind of game is best for aerobic VR?

There are many games in the VR world, but not all games can make your heart beat faster.

In order for the game to have a positive impact on weight loss, you need to have your heart rate at least 100 times per minute, at least 20 minutes each time. When you change the level, you need to maintain this momentum, and I spend most of my time staying active to keep BPM strong.