The journey to weight loss is a difficult one and it can be hard to stay motivated. A weight loss virtual model provides visual encouragement when you need it most. When you see what you'll look like once you've met your weight loss goal, you may be less likely to cheat on your diet and more likely to maintain your exercise routine.
Most virtual models offer some level of customization such as choosing hair and eye color, skin tone and even basic features such as face shape and body shape. This helps create a model that looks similar to your appearance.
When you input your height, weight and measurements into the simulation, you create an on-screen 'before' and 'after' visual that is quite motivating. Having these images where you can easily see them helps you focus on your weight loss goals and think twice about cheating on your diet. Try posting the images on the refrigerator, near your scale, in your work cubicle or in your exercise area.
You can find virtual weight loss models online. Here are some to consider:
Model My Diet
Model My Diet gives you the ability to enter body type (pear, apple or hourglass) and current and goal weight and height. The site also features a weight ticker that documents your progress as well as the option to view your weight loss history.
Change In Seconds
To use this simulator, simply choose your current body type, height and weight and enter your goal weight. Change In Seconds displays a side by side visual of the current and new you. The site also has recipes and fitness and weight loss motivational visuals.
Good Housekeeping features a virtual weight loss makeover option on their website. Using an image of a real person, you enter your own weight and add or subtract pounds as desired. You can also change face shape and create a before and after photo to print.
Modiface's Weight Mirror
Modiface's Weight Mirror allows you to upload a picture of yourself and add or delete pounds to see how you'd look at specific weights.
New Lifestyle Diet
New Lifestyle Diet has an easy-to-use virtual weight loss simulator for women and men on its website. The site also offers diet comparison charts and the option to purchase a customized diet plan.
To get the most out of using a virtual weight loss simulator, follow these tips:
- Be realistic. Update your weight loss goals in increments of ten pounds or so and print out a new model when you reach each goal. You'll more likely to regularly meet those goals than if you get overwhelmed by entering a one-time goal of 50 pounds.
- Weigh yourself no more than once a week.
- Remember, weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. If setbacks occur, use your weight loss model to remind you of why you're on the journey.
- Use your virtual weight loss model in conjunction with an online dieting tool to help you stay focused.
Whether you have only 10 pounds to lose or 100, a weight loss simulator may be just the push you need to keep going. The road to weight loss can be bumpy. Having an image of what you will look like when you reach your goal can be just the encouragement you need to stay positive and on track.