How To Lose Weight Fast in Project Zomboid [Best Methods]

Losing weight in Project Zomboid is pretty similar to real life; you really just have to eat low calorie foods and exercise more often.

Updated on Jan 17, 2024
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How To Lose Weight Fast in Project Zomboid [Best Methods]

Just like in real life, being underweight and obese are extremely harmful and dangerous traits in Project Zomboid. If you have too much weight, you will run out of breath more quickly, and you get tired more quickly and you are not as athletic. 

If you are underweight, zombies can knock you down more easily, you can suffer more serious injuries and your skin is more vulnerable. The use of these traits must be carefully considered because if left uncontrolled, they can easily lead you to your death.

IconNameWeight Range
Obese100 or more
OverweightBetween 75 - 85
Normal
Between 75- 85

Underweight
Between 65- 75

Very Underweight
Between 50 - 65

Emaciated
50 or less

Degeneration
(Damage)
35

In Project Zomboid, when you weigh over 100 kilos, you become Obese. Between 85 and 100 is considered Overweight and between 65 and 75 is considered Underweight.

How to Lose Weight in Project Zomboid

Weight-related traits are a bit difficult to deal with in Project Zomboid. However, one of the best traits in Project Zomboid can be the Underweight trait. As it is quite easy to gain weight in the game and you can weigh up to 3 kilos per day. 

But overall, reducing weight is quite difficult, and it will take considerable time and effort to get back to your default weight, especially if you don't know how to cook in Project Zomboid. You need to be mindful of the food you eat, and minimize your calorie intake by exercising constantly.


Project Zomboid Excercise

Although it's not the best occupation in Project Zomboid, you can get the Fitness Instructor to see the calories of every meal you eat. If you want to lose weight and eat healthy low-calorie foods, you can make fruit and vegetable salads. Plus, you can see the calories of foods with the help of PZWiki or the Nutritionist trait.

Here are a few examples of healthy and low-calorie foods:

FoodCalories
Canned carrot10.5
Egg63
Bowl of beans170
Bacon160
Bacon bits10
Apple95
Broccoli11

After your workouts, drink plenty of water and eat those low-calorie foods. Most importantly, you should also get plenty of rest to avoid exercise fatigue, and if you have a lot of muscle pain, you can use painkillers and antidepressants to continue your sports exercises.

How to Control Calorie Intake in Project Zomboid

Weight loss in Project Zomboid is very similar to real life. To control your calorie intake, you should simply calculate the daily calories you should take in according to your weight and meet the calories you need daily by calculating the calories of the foods you eat.

Other than using PZWiki, you can track your calorie calculation with one of the best Project Zomboid mods called Nutrition Indicator. This mod shows you how much fat, protein, carbohydrates, and calories you should take in on a daily basis. You can also use it with the Nutritionist trait in the Project Zomboid from the character creation menu to see the calorie counts of foods.


Nutrition Indicator Mod Project Zombiod

Weight loss starts to occur when you fall below your daily calorie needs. In the Nutrition Indicator mod, you can track how many calories you are taking next to your weight information. For example, if your calorie count is -1000, it means you started to lose weight, and it will go with a pace of 1 kilogram per day.

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