This might come as a shock, but the impossible has been made possible – a team of scientists have developed a computer game, which helps you lose weight!
We all know excessive gaming is bad for us – it damages our eyesight, it deprives us from sleep, it makes us forget about our social lives and we end up spending tons of time in front of the computer looking like zombies and gaining weight. However, a team of scientists have made a groundbreaking invention in the gaming niche with a brand new game, which actually helps you lose weight instead of gain some.
The team standing behind the game have designed it in such a way that it will help players stay away from unhealthy food such as snacks and pizza. The player’s task is pretty simple – all the player really needs to do is to choose the right image. The game offers you two possibilities – an image of a healthy snack and an image of an unhealthy one. The idea is to make gamers avoid the impulse to go towards unhealthy foods. Or in other words, in order for the player to win, he/ she has to click on the healthy snack. The scientists are convinced that this game will make people associate unhealthy snacks with a huge “stop” sign showing up in their brains, since the right answers in the game are always the healthy foods.
A total of 41 participants between the age of 23 and 65 tested the game. They lost around 0.7kg (1.5lbs) over the course of a couple of weeks. Of course, the researchers claim that the game won’t work just for any gamer trying to lose weight. However, it seems to work for people on average.