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Speed eaters, there’s a new fork in the road!

A pedometer tracks your activity and registers the number of steps you take while walking, running, or engaging in daily activities.

The speedometer on your car tells you how fast you’re going in miles per hour, and the tachometer shows the RPM, or revolutions per minute, for your engine’s crankshaft.

What if you could have a gauge on the speed of eating? Did you know that eating too fast can have an effect on your weight and digestion?

hapiforkHAPIfork by Jacques Lepine is your new hand-to-mouth gauge. There have been multiple studies since 2002 showing that your body can react negatively if you eat too fast.

Some results of these studies, taken from the website, show:

  • 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 possibility of gastric reflux.
  • Postoperative complications: eating more slowly lessens the stress on weakened tissues.

The HAPIfork is not going to zap you if you eat too quickly, but there is an alarm and a mobile app to help you slow down and track your results.

Speed eaters, this fork will have you driving in the slow lane.


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