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Vibrating fork to combat obesity on sale
Posted: 17 April 2013 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Because, it has USB connection and apps, so it must work, right?

I’d love to see the scientific proof that eating more slowly will make you less fat. If the theory is you’ll feel full before you finish the meal, and therefore not eat as much food, then thats pretty wishful thinking. Perhaps it is purely a guilt trip device, in which case, it ‘works’, but not for any breakthrough reasons.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/vibrating-fork-to-combat-obesity-on-sale/story-e6frfkui-1226623061573


Vibrating fork to combat obesity on sale

AN electronic fork that vibrates when you eat too fast has gone on sale in the US, with its French inventors claiming it can help combat obesity and digestive issues.

Those who contribute at least $US89 ($A86) on the crowd funding website Kickstarter will get a HAPIfork, which comes in blue, green and pink, ahead of its planned general release to consumers in the United States and Europe later this year.

“While our product is still a prototype, we’re thrilled by the global response so far,” said Fabrice Boutain, founder of the product’s California-based developer HAPILABS, in a statement.

“We believe this is affirmation of the growing consumer health awareness movement to gain better control of issues impacting weight and digestive issues as well as more serious issues such as diabetes and other chronic conditions.”

First shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, the HAPIfork - the brainchild of French inventor Jacques Lepine - is based on research that suggests people living in a fast-paced world can lose weight by eating more slowly.

The gadget, which is dishwasher safe, includes LED warning lights, a USB connector and software for computers and smartphones enabling users to monitor their progress towards a healthier pace of eating.

 

 

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Posted: 17 April 2013 03:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ah.. yeah.. think I remember hearing about this a while back. It’s shown up in a few incarnations.

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Posted: 17 April 2013 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Buying something that vibrates? What on Earth for?

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Posted: 17 April 2013 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Peter - 17 April 2013 06:45 PM

Buying something that vibrates? What on Earth for?

Well, not for eating anyway…............................! (and not a fork)

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Posted: 18 April 2013 03:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Maybe it will rattle all their teeth out?

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Posted: 18 April 2013 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The way I understand it ( years ago, without the need of a tuning fork) people who tend to eat fast can often eat more than they need because their stomach doesn’t get a chance to tell to tell them it’s full so they will stop shoveling food in.

So it isn’t that eating slower makes you less fat, it’s eating slower can mean you will eat less because you get the signals that you’re full and you stop eating at that point.

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Posted: 18 April 2013 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Of course, those who know how can demolish a buffet by eatng slowly. You should see me at the local sushi place.

As far as daily electronics goes, I want a credit card that screams ‘OH GOD NO!!’ or ‘NOT AGAIN!’ or even ‘IT BURNS!!!’ when you run it through a reader…

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Posted: 19 April 2013 02:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’m sure if I used a vibrating thing at lunch time instead of eating away like I normally do I’d lose the weight very quickly indeed. Yes-siree.

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Posted: 19 April 2013 03:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 18 April 2013 07:47 PM

Of course, those who know how can demolish a buffet by eatng slowly. You should see me at the local sushi place.

As far as daily electronics goes, I want a credit card that screams ‘OH GOD NO!!’ or ‘NOT AGAIN!’ or even ‘IT BURNS!!!’ when you run it through a reader…

I guess you have chip and pin on the US? You need a machine which has spikes that come up on the number pad to make entering the pin impossible.

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Posted: 19 April 2013 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Eating slower:  isn’t that why you’re supposed to count the number of ‘chews’ before swallowing? 
Chew each mouthful of food 40 TIMES to help lose weight
So, if you ‘count’ while chewing and you count out loud, then perhaps some of the food would fall out before you swallow too….........which is pretty much the idea with the vibrating fork.

I wonder how many times you’re supposed to ‘chew’ wine, beer, or a mixed drink?

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Posted: 19 April 2013 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Well, if you eat slower, then you’re not able to eat as much food in a limited amount of time.  If your time isn’t limited, however, then that’s not a way it will work.

Perhaps it works more along the lines of public shame.  “Oh dear, I can’t believe I’m so desperate that I bought one of these silly things and am now having to use it in front of everybody.  I must look like an idiot.  I really need to start doing something about my weight before I do something else stupid.”

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Posted: 12 June 2013 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Can someone else manipulate the device over the internet?

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