Pokemon Go was obviously created to allow people to go out into the real world and catch some Pokemon. While some people used it for this feature alone, others have turned it into a big part of their weight loss strategy. Take treyyates for example. He posted a before-and-after picture of himself on Reddit after explaining his weight loss story. In that story, he reports that he had lost 65 pounds. He did a follow-up story as well, in which he covered the extra 20 pounds he has lost since then, as well as a little gift Niantic sent him.
The company was so inspired by his weight loss, they sent him a hand written letter and two free Pokemon Go Plus devices, which you can see right here. It’s great to see that this game has changed so many lives in a positive way. While there are still plenty of people who get upset about all the bugs, players are able to make the most out of it and reach their fitness goals.
Weight loss can be extremely difficult for a lot of people, with motivation being one of the driving forces behind failure. If you aren’t motivated, things won’t change. Games like this add some extra fun to your daily walk and help people stay motivated along the way. When you catch that rare Pokemon, you can think about how you wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get it if you decided to stay home instead of walking.