I was approached last year about a weight loss website. It hadn't been developed enough to be usable yet. But I was asked if I was interested in reviewing it once it was up and running. Sure, why not. I need help, big time. What made me say yes? This site appeared to be more about helping with motivation and keeping it, than just hoping for a quick loss. That brings us to this year. I was approached a couple of weeks ago again. The website was up and ready for me to check out. So I did.
The website is called SlimKicker. If you visit this link, you will come to their home page where it gives you a rundown on what the site is about. And it's FREE. Yeah, thought you would like that. Before you sign up they let you take a virtual tour. It is only a one page breakdown of what you will use, so I suggest, you sign up and check out the real deal. You'll really see what it's all about. It is a lot different than a lot of other weight loss sites out there. Here is what I like:
I like the fact that things are more visual. I am a very visual person. I love that the site is clean. Not cluttered with this, that and the next thing. I love that the "Inspiration Feed" is front, center and bold as soon as I sign in. The quick links are easy to find, as are the tabs to get to where you need to go. I am in love with the diet tracker. Not so much having to put in all the food I eat. How mundane. That will never change for me. Yet, I really do like how I can see where I am with the amount of calories, sodium, cholesterol, et cetera I have eaten at any certain point during the day with a bar graph. It's not just numbers now, the stuff in between is being filled in as well. If you are not a visual person like me, this won't mean much to you. I know there is more that will catch your eye though. Just go check out SlimKicker, tell me if I'm wrong. The challenges are pretty cool too, some of them even have giveaway's attached to them. If you remember to check in every day you get points that add to your current level. Each level you complete has you reach a personal goal. The site even tells you to go get your goal upon level completion. Other site pluses are groups, friends and blogs. Now to what I see is a down side.
There are not any huge negatives with this site. Which is a plus in itself. It is just a fledgling, so of course there is room for tweeks. My biggest issue is the way the cardio and strength training is set up. Yes, you have a large selection to choose from, but if you are like me and like to do exercise videos, you will have to know what moves you did, how many reps, et cetera and put it in all manually. A lot too much of a pain for me. So I stick to my old site for that one.
All in all I think SlimKicker is a worthy site to check out. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!