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MSCARCHICK SparkPoints: (12,614)
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1/11/13 9:19 A

I actually read an article about that yesterday and thought about it for a second then decided no. It sounds like it could help some people, but I don't think it would benefit me as much as the cost would be.

CORKYTHEMOM1 SparkPoints: (103,114)
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1/11/13 8:45 A

No

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (167,371)
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1/11/13 7:49 A

As as diet gimmicks go, it sounds rather useful and may help people lose weight by building an awareness of how they're eating. It's not a scam diet pill with a placebo affect. I guess if you have a chunk of change sitting around and want it, why not. Personally, I wouldn't waste the money on it. I'd rather buy new running shoes or register for a few classes at my gym.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 1/11/2013 (08:45)
128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
1/11/13 7:19 A

no

ABRIELLA SparkPoints: (4,322)
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1/11/13 5:08 A

LOL I would definitely buy this fork! I love gadgets! I'm already on their waiting list to be notified when it becomes available!

MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 6,769
1/10/13 11:18 P

Nope!

JMOUSE99 SparkPoints: (110,037)
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1/10/13 11:14 A

I might consider it if it was $5 instead of $99.

TRACYLYNN853 Posts: 490
1/10/13 10:49 A

no

QUEENREAP12409 SparkPoints: (3,440)
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1/10/13 10:45 A

That is several kinds of ridiculous. LMAO. At least it gave me a good laugh.

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
1/10/13 10:43 A

good grief... $99 for a fork... total gimmick

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
1/10/13 10:27 A

The only days I eat too fast are when I haven't had snacks available and I'm just starving at dinnertime, and that isn't that often. As others have said, $99? NO WAY.

RENEEGADE SparkPoints: (16,133)
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1/10/13 10:20 A

I like the chopsticks idea better, but knowing myself I would probably get real good at eating fast with chopsticks!

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (89,037)
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1/10/13 9:44 A

(LMAO)
It would make a great gag gift if it wasn't so expensive!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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1/10/13 7:28 A

No

2FABULOUS40 SparkPoints: (30,162)
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1/10/13 7:17 A

no

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/10/13 7:08 A

we take our own chopsticks to a local Chinese restaurant; even though they provide disposable ones (the only one in town that does - the rest cater to "fork & knife" types)

GLAM-CAT Posts: 229
1/10/13 7:03 A

definitely not

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,720
1/9/13 3:44 P

no

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/9/13 3:29 P

No. I know I eat too fast and am working to correct that. I don't want a fork to remind me.

TENOR4COUNTS SparkPoints: (73,829)
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1/9/13 3:17 P

I don't think so...

COSMOJINX Posts: 177
1/9/13 3:12 P

No, I would rather use chopsticks.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,308
1/9/13 3:08 P

I wouldn't buy it.
I don't think I am a very fast eater but even if I was I don't think I would need an expensive buzzing fork to slow down.

I'm not sure if eating slower helps you lose weight. If you measure your food into proper portion sizes and stay within your set calorie/fat ranges I don't think it matters how many bites you take.

DURANGOREDDOG Posts: 2,168
1/9/13 2:16 P

Just another gimmick.

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (129,515)
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1/9/13 2:14 P

NO

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 43,811
1/9/13 2:14 P

no way

CRITICALTHOUGHT SparkPoints: (280)
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1/9/13 1:53 P

It would be interesting to eat one meal with a fork like this just so see how I would rate on my eating speed and it might have an influence if it buzzes so much...I'd take note and eat slower. However, no, I would not buy one. Too much money and unattractive dinning ware.

ZENANDNOW SparkPoints: (41,303)
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1/9/13 1:42 P

I think this fork is ridiculous and is just another means of control by the Food Nazis, aka the Health Police. No thank you.... emoticon

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 1,929
1/9/13 12:57 P

I don't think I need the fork because I'm a slow eater. But, I'd be interested to see what would happen if my hubby used the fork. He's a fast eater. The fork would probably vibrate itself to pieces.

Maybe it should weigh bites too, for those people who put too much in their mouths at one time.

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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/9/13 12:43 P

Meh. Even those things are okay IN MODERATION. No food is inherently bad. It's just having waaaay too much of it.
Mmmm. Me gusta enchiladas!

KAITLYNN51 Posts: 762
1/9/13 12:41 P

Interesting but no, I don't think so!
How about a fork that gave you a shock when you put something bad for you on, like a piece of pie or cheesy enchilladas!!!

SPROCKETS1 SparkPoints: (37,361)
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1/9/13 11:14 A

I think taking smaller bites would accomplish the same thing. And I'd rather spend $99 on a fitbit!

KWOOD1955 SparkPoints: (31,325)
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1/9/13 11:09 A

Interesting gadget, but not for $99. But I do like the chopsticks idea!!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/9/13 10:57 A

...which I can think of a much better way to throw away $100, ya know, I_Heart?

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
1/9/13 10:55 A

I am visualizing these forks being thrown and broke.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (117,560)
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1/9/13 10:54 A

take chop sticks instead emoticon

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/9/13 10:51 A

LOL! I'm good! It took me three hours to eat my lunch salad the other day.

ANDYOJA Posts: 13
1/9/13 10:48 A

Nope. I'm a slow eater so this fork wouldn't be buzzing for me. Plus, I think what you put into your mouth rather than how quickly you put it in there is most important.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,851)
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1/9/13 10:42 A

Abi - if you try that, please post a video blog

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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/9/13 10:35 A

It's cheaper to duct tape a fork to a personal massager, which is French for dill dough. Just sayin...

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,851)
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1/9/13 9:34 A

I do eat too fast (too many years of less than 30 minute lunch breaks at work). And I use chopsticks at home. My former BIL taught me how to pick up a single grain of rice with them.

Maybe I'll bring a set to work...

the fork? Nah. Just an overpriced gimmick. DH was telling me about it last night when he read the story.

SCCUDDLERS Posts: 193
1/9/13 9:07 A

neat gimmick, but I would never pay $99 for it.

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (85,379)
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1/9/13 8:56 A

no

TINYC887 SparkPoints: (174,551)
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1/9/13 4:39 A

No

THROOPER62 Posts: 18,203
1/9/13 4:09 A

Online Now  • ))
no just another gimmick

REYNINGSUNSHINE SparkPoints: (20,381)
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1/9/13 3:51 A

That is funny! No, thank you. I could see it helping some people, but the best way to stop eating too much is to have self-control!

Re: chopsticks-
I'm really good at using chopsticks now (lots of chinese influence in my family), so that wouldn't work for me :P But they are more fun, I think

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (347,451)
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1/9/13 12:32 A

Ixne

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
1/9/13 12:28 A

No, I would not buy that silly looking fork. Reminds of the pig you put in the fridge and it oinks when you open the door.

GAMEDUTCHESS SparkPoints: (781)
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1/9/13 12:04 A

@sharon

That is funny!! I would starve if I had to use chopsticks I suck =(

I do eat fast though I would be curious to see how many times I got buzzed and told to slow down.

SHARONSOWN Posts: 1,020
1/9/13 12:00 A

Well, it's a cute gimmick but way too expensive for me! What I used to do starting in high school is to bring my own chopsticks everywhere I ate. Now THAT can slow you down, lets you concentrate on taste and texture more. Plus it freaks out other people, which is always fun!

GAMEDUTCHESS SparkPoints: (781)
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1/8/13 11:48 P

I am curious if anyone would buy this fork? Would you take it to restaurants with you? Do you think it would actually help you lose wt or at the very least make you eat slower?

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/hapifork
-buzzing-fork-solution-overeating_n_24
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