FORT LEE, New Jersey, (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
January 23, 2012 – The hottest tool in the weight loss arsenal for 2013 is a fork, according to the newest blog released by TechConsumer.com. A tech-savvy blog site that follows the hottest new geek trends for better living, TechConsumer.com waxes hi-tech over the HAPIfork, a $99 utensil that is so smart, it counts the number of mouthfuls shoveled into the dieter’s mouth, delivering bells and whistles for the diner who is eating too fast, or too often.
Betting that weight loss by virtue of a fork is more appealing than actual dieting and exercise, the HAPIfork has sensors that monitor its every movement from plate to mouth, tracking the number of bites and per minute that cross the lips.
It even measures the down time between forkfuls, and it vibrates and lights up when the user eats too fast. Too fast means fewer than 10 seconds in between bites. The goal is to improve digestion and lose weight, which eating slowly is said to accomplish.
The HAPIfork’s vibration makes a sound similar to a vibrating cell phone. Data can be collected in the fork over time, which must be downloaded to a computer after eating. For those diet crusaders who are willing to wait, the Bluetooth version is under development.
People who eat more slowly enjoy certain health benefits, according to the TechConsumer.com blog. Researchers have discovered that it takes approximately 20 minutes for the stomach to let the brain know it’s full. Eating slower allows the brain to get the stomach’s messages before the entire red velvet cake is consumed.
The HAPIfork is a little bit smaller than a typical table fork, which also helps keep the bite sizes small.
Some dieters find that they need more than a HAPIfork alone to lose weight, but slowing down when the time spent eating a meal is a start for some. TechConsumer.com tells readers that a 2011 Journal of Nutrition study shows that although diners using the HAPIfork said they felt satisfied after eating a meal slowly, they were still likely to snack shortly after mealtime.
The HAPIfork comes with a $99 price tag, and it turns out to be a short-term crutch in the battle to lose weight, but eating a meal slowly is a conditioned behavior and the pricey fork may be helping users adapt to healthier eating habits. The HAPIfork comes with associated app and tracking tools to help users develop long-term healthy habits, according to TechConsumer.com.
For more information, visit the TechComsumer.com website or email info(at)techconsumer(dot)com.
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