I was wondering if anyone had any experience with using the Xbox 360 Kinect to lose a few pounds? I was wondering if it would help since they have games such as biggest loser which run you through exercises while watching your form, speed, etc. It also has you do a video for your goals, tracks your size as you go, and provides some nutritional guidance. So I'll post below what I'm thinking a typical day would look like as far as diet and exercise go and you could put in your input.
30-45min Exercise using the kinect (free weights, push-ups, etc)
30min Run/Walk (Using the 8 week beginners running plan from runners world)
Push-Ups/Sit-ups in the morning every other day till failure
Diet: (Typical Day)
Breakfast: *Plain Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit
*Milk or OJ
Lunch: *Salad Topped with Grilled Chicken
Dinner: *Small Salad
*Sandwhich on Wheat Bread
i think you are just throwing your money away using an XBOX to lose weight. how much is an xbox, a kinect, plus the game? i would think you could get an actual gym membership for less than all that.
i eat 6 small meals throughout the day. i only pay attention to 3 stats for my meals. calories, protein, and fiber. no more than 550 calories, at least 30g protein, and at least 6g fiber. odds are if those 3 stats are good, then other stats such as fat, carbs, sugars etc... will also be in the healthy range.
the easiest way to cut back on calories is to not drink them. i would cut out the OJ and drink skim milk rarely, maybe one serving a day. water is your friend.
eat more vegetables and beans. an entire can of mixed veggies is 150 calories. you can eat those a couple times a day when you get hungry. both are high in fiber and have carbs.
salads are great, but watch the dressing. also pay attention to the wheat bread you get. read the ingredients. most have high fructose corn syrup in them.
i wouldn't waste my money on a video game to get fit, but thats just me. i weight lift for 40-60 min., 5 days a week (one body part per day) and do 30 min. of cardio 7 days a week. my gym membership is 20 bucks a month. 240 dollars a year is probably less than an xbox with all those gadgets, and will get you much better, and quicker results.
if ur just starting out then i guess its as good as any method out there...but if u really take ur weight loss seriously then get sum shoes and run...i tried different running programs but not everyone is built the same...i started running faster than i should have...i was 246 when i went to the recrruiters to sign up for the ARMY...im too fat so i started running to lose weeight...i had my sahre of shin splints but whitin month of starting to run my fat asss was running 2miles at a 9 min mile pace...lost 15 lbs the first 6 weeks...i ended up dropping to 202 by the time i went to sign up at MEPS..during this time i tried p90x...the gym...nothing worked like running outside...i lost this much weight on a half assed diet...i could have dropped alot more if i took my diet seriously...lookin at ur diet it looks like u wont last long...reason being that looks like u are trying to starve urself..eat a bigger breakfast...throw sum bacon in there or sum turkey sausage...get sum protein in there...sum whole eggs...
I don't know how effective the Kinect is; but if you're willing to pay the money, anything that gets you moving is better than nothing.
Myself, I found that putting my treadmill in a room with a TV wound up with me using it more BEYOND my set workout just because it was there and I figured that if I was just watching TV, I might as well walk while I did it. My friends and I are doing this "Real-life RPG" where your stats go up as you exercise, watch your diet, and do other beneficial activities. Every two weeks, we post our new "stats" and see how we match up.
Don't expect the Kinect to solve your issues; but if it's a tool that helps motivate you to meet the core elements of exercising and watching your diet and keep doing it, then it will have been worthwhile. Only time will tell.
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