Its official, tech gadgets are now taking over your kitchen utensil drawer. The Hapifork is a Bluetooth-enabled fork that is designed primarily to track and regulate the speed at which you eat. You heard right, this fork is designed to regulate your eating speed.
Our mums and grandmothers are right once again. It is indeed better to chew more and eat slowly. Research have shown that during meals, we generally reach satiety (the point where we feel full or satisfied) after eating for 20 minutes, even with slight food variations in food portions. The faster we eat, the more we would consume in that 20 minutes.
This is where the Hapifork comes in. This Bluetooth smart fork works together with an app on your smartphone to track the speed at which you are eating. It tracks data such as the number of fork servings, the interval between fork servings and the duration of the meal. The moment the interval between fork servings becomes too short, the fork lets out a small vibration to let you know that you are eating too face. Using all the data above, the app produce a report to help you develop the optimal eating habit. The fork can be paired with your smartphone, laptop of PC.
The Hapifork is just a little thicker than your regular fork, measuring in at around 7.87 x 1 x 0.33 inches in dimensions and weighing just 0.14 pounds. The battery in the fork can last up to 15 days on a single charge. So how does the fork help you loose weight? By helping you cultivate the habit of eating slowly, you will eventually end up eating smaller portions of food before you feel full. In the long term, the gradual reduction in your food portions will not only help you loose weight but also keep the pounds off since the process does not involve and sudden food deprivation. The fork also comes with a small carrying case to allow you to bring it out and about with you. You can currently get the Hapifork for around $100 each, which many would think to be a reasonable investment for such a creative health gadget.
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