Thursday, August 14, 2014
How many bites do you take a day?
Sumath Reddy, WSJ, Aug 12, 2014, says there is now a Bite Monitor, worn on the wrist, that tells you how many bites you take in a day.
One hundred is considered ideal for men and women, according to researchers at Clemson Univ in South Carolina. The device may be ready to nag people in a year.
Another device is a "talking plate" that measures how fast you eat--coming this fall for $250.
You can already get the HAPIfork--which flashes a red signal if you eat bites less than 10 secs apart.
Eating fast means eating too much.
Chewing is important--it contributes to satiety. Ten to 20 chews a mouthful are recommended. Seriously?
I think we need talking food instead. What would you do if a hot dog screamed and begged "Don't eat meeeee."