4.5 Doesn't work if you are actually overweight! Deftona | 03/07/2009 | See all Deftona's reviews (4) I know quite a bit about fitness, but depsite this I am still quite a bit overweight. I was looking for a product to help me stay motivated and I thought aiming for a healthy balance would be a good way to do this. Unfortunately, this game cannot cope with even this little task, a task it was originally designed to do. As I mentioned before, I am quite a bit overweight and have already worked out my basal metabolic rate (the amount of calories I burn on an average day at rest) to be around 2,300. I aim for around 1,600 calories a day which is the recommended amount for weight loss. So please can someone tell me why this game recommends I eat 3,500 calories a day? If I enter any exercise, the game gives me another couple of hundred calories to eat before I can attain a healthy balance meaning some days, this game which claims to be developed in liason with fitness professionals and dieticians recommends I eat over FOUR THOUSAND CALORIES A DAY which is twice that of the recommended amount. Also, I do not enjoy walking and prefer to get my exercise in other ways. The game does not work without the pedometer, and you cannot change the goal that says you should walk a certain number of steps. So if you do decide to take exercise in another manner, you will never get recognition for your hard work.All in all, this game is a complete waste of time if you are overweight. And for a game with the phrase "manage your weight" in the title, this seems a little redundant. There is a very good website out there which will do all of this for free and it is much much better. Don't waste your money.