No Self-control? This Fork Will Tell You to Stop Eating

Jessica Ferri
Healthy LivingJanuary 9, 2013

There's now a fork on the market that will start flashing red lights at you to let you know you're eating too much too quickly. It also yells, "Stop!" "Think what you're doing, you dummy!" "You have to wear a bathing suit in May," and asks "How are you going to fit into your wedding dress, Little Miss Piggy?!"

Ok, so we're kidding about the fork talking, but that might be a good idea, too.

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According to medical professionals, when you eat slowly, you eat less. It can take a terrifying twenty minutes for your stomach's signal to reach your brain. In that twenty minutes, we all know what kind of damage we can do to a diet-another helping of pasta, another glass of wine, an entire chocolate bar. All three. It was a rough day at the office, okay?

The HAPIfork is here to help. You can personalize the fork using its corresponding app so it has all your information about how much you weigh and how much you should be eating. "Since it knows how many times you've lifted the fork to your mouth, it knows at what pace you are eating and approximately how much you're eating," according to the website Bit Rebels. "If you're eating too fast (which means you'd be eating too many calories), it will start vibrating and flashing red lights to alert you."

The fork was developed by Big Brother, oops, we mean by HAPILabs, and is available for pre-order. It's only $99 for this embarrassing tool that you may have to hide at the back of your utensil drawer. If you're the kind of person that would whip out the HAPIfork in mixed company, we're sorry to tell you, but you have bigger problems than eating too much.

But at least you'll have a friend (an electronic device) in your corner to pry the ice cream out of your hands in the middle of the night. Well, actually, that might be a problem since who the heck eats ice cream with a fork? Is there a HAPIspoon on the market, too? Now what are we supposed to do?

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