During the last ten years were made a lot of researches dedicated to the way we eat. Thanks to them, scientists made the following conclusions:
1. While eating, the average human feels satiety after 20 minutes. So, if you eat faster you will eat more and therefore gain more weight.
2. Processing of the food in your body starts with chewing within your teeth. If you eat slower the food is processed better, but if you eat quickly it may result in difficulties for your digestive tract.
3. Gastric reflux occurs more often at people who feed themselves faster.
4. Eating slower decreases the stress on weakened tissues and prevents possible postoperative complications.
Now we have a tool developed by HAPILABS that may help you solve this problem. The HAPIfork is an electronic fork which allows you to watch closely your eating habits. It uses indicator lights to alert you if you are eating too fast.
Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth with your fork, this action is called: a “fork serving“. The HAPIfork measures how long it took to eat your meal,the amount of “fork servings” per minute and intervals between “fork servings”.
This information is then forwarded through USB to the Online Dashboard on your device (smartphone, iPad, etc.). The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPILABS application and a training to help improve your eating behavior.
Well, if we have to be honest HAPILABS don’t tell us what to do if we eat a sandwich or fastfood. But considering that it doesn’t solve the problem completely, it is a good tool in the fight against the so called “urban diseases”.