It's something doctors will tell you to do: Eat slower, so your brain and body can register the fact that it's full -- or getting full, at least.
There are more advantages, as creator HAPIlabs notes on its site, including the aforementioned weight gain issue:
- Weight gain: as during the meal, satiety is felt after about 20 minutes. The faster you eat, the more you eat.
- Digestive problems: food that is eaten too quickly is often poorly chewed. The work of the digestive tract is made more difficult.
- Gastric reflux: several studies have shown that the faster one eats, the more likely the possiblity of gastric reflux.
- Postoperative complications: eating more slowly lessens the stress on weakened tissues.
The HAPIfork also measures:
- How long it took to eat your meal.
- The amount of “fork servings" taken per minute.
- Intervals between "fork servings".