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By eating more slowly, you will eat less, so you automatically spend less on food for your meal.
• Based on an average meal price of 5 euros (see here)
• With 10% less food consumed *, you save 0.1 * 5 = 0.5 euros / meal.
• About 30 euros (30 euros = 2 * 0.5 * 30) saved by the end of the month.
In France, the delivery reaches you in the form of a registered letter.
For any other country, you do not need to get out of the house or wait for delivery. Your Slow Control pack arrives directly in your mailbox.
• France : 1 to 3 work days.
• Europe : 2 to 5 work days
• Reste du monde : 3 to 8 work days
• Slow Control comes with its AAAA battery (4A) already mounted in the dongle.
• With two meals a day, the lifetime of the battery is estimated at 3 months.
• AAAA batteries (4A) can be found in supermarkets or on the internet.
During the meal
Of course you can continue to eat with your hands, even if it is better to use the fork to effectively limit the size of your bite and therefore your speed. The danger of eating fast is not limited to a single event (like an accident), it is the repetition of the scenario that tires the metabolism and becomes dangerous if one does not adopt good eating habits.
The object is discreet; there is no reason to be noticed. If you wish, you can even disable the light signal, which makes the function totally invisible.
You could also discover that you can become an ambassador of values that you will be happy to wear and share: with a desire to take care of your body and your health, a better sharing of the meal with your entourage, the awakening of your consciousness to live the moment. Like this, everyone on a small scale decreases the pressure on the planet by consuming less.
On the contrary! The subject is documented by scientific research: Eating slowly helps to better appreciate the tastes and flavors. The palate and the olfactory system better perceive volatiles. “If we eat fast and breathe hard when we are in a hurry, we can not taste a lot of food, because we waste a lot of volatile substances by inhaling them into the lungs. However, breathing slowly through the nose allows air to enter the nasal cavity and lungs, creating a sort of air barrier that separates the throat and mouth and prevents volatile substances from entering the lungs. When exhaling, the air enters the back of the mouth to transport the volatile substances in the nose.” Dr. Gordon Shepherd, professor of neuroscience at Yale University
This product does only one thing for one type of person. It helps to slow down eating people who wish to eat more slowly. If you have the desire, you will succeed incredibly easily and efficiently.
Why? Just because the fork will awake your attention when you eat too fast. This will make you eat more slowly. No need for punishment, it’s just about blocking inattention. The best proof is that a fast eater succeeds very well in eating slowly at the beginning of the meal, he is not subject to uncontrollable gluttony, he is conscious. But suddenly, his attention fades away and that’s when he becomes a fast eater. You just have to warn him discreetly, and he will eat more slowly again, just like he was able to do at the beginning of the meal.
No, the vibration is not a problem.
There are at least three reasons:
- The vibration is light
- The vibration is located in the handle under the hand that holds the fork. The fork head does not vibrate.
- The vibration is triggered about 1 second after the mouthing; by then, the fork usually left the mouth already.
Just think of removing the dongle from the handle. This one is not exposed to the food and can easily be cleaned with a cloth. The fork handle and the spoon handle that have been exposed to the food are dishwasher safe.
Some life rhythms are very speedy indeed. Some professions are at risk of eating fast. But sometimes the meal is also the adjustment variable that is sacrificed first to save time. While we will continue to spend as much time on the smart phone or for other futile activities. The point is perhaps to accept that it is also your personal choice to take enough time for your meal. If you really want it, don’t you think you can give yourself a break of 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes to eat? These 5 minutes will make a huge difference in your well-being. And if you do not grant them to yourself, your body gets revenge on you every day with fatigue, and in the long run with a favorable ground for disease.
Of course, just use it only a few meals a week to train your brain to acquire new habits. From 5 times a week, you will make considerable progress.**
It all depends on where you come from and where you want to go.
If you are a reasonably fast eater who just wants to slow down for digestion or weight
To start the basic programming of 10 seconds will help enormously. Then, with time, you will anchor the habit. One day the fork will be almost useless and you will be able to stop using it. You will have the choice then to enter a more ambitious step of “Yogi of the nutrition” and to increase the duration of the alarm to pass to 15 seconds, or even more.
If you want to become a “Yogi of Nutrition”
You are for example a sportsman, who wishes to optimize his performances, or you are simply very concerned by the subject, very attentive to your body, then you can reach more ambitious goals and aim for 20 seconds between each bite with about fifteen masticatory cycles. This is very very good. It is still below the recommendations of some master “Yogis” who advocate to make food literally liquid before swallowing. If you want this to happen, you will have to go for cycles in the order of 30 seconds per bite.
If you are in the case of digestive surgery
There, the program really depends on the stage of the operation in which you are in. We must first prepare, then pass the delicate post-operative moment and finally consolidate the success of the operation in the long run. These are three different phases that require a different approach each. Here below, for example, is the consensus that emerges, following the testimony of patients and health professionals in the context of a bariatric surgery.
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In the case of disability or a particular illness (Prader Willi, Autism, craniopharyngioma, ..)
A basic alarm at 10 seconds is sometimes an ambitious goal to start with. You can switch to an alarm mode at 6 seconds to start, then, when the tool is accepted, gradually increase the delay.
Please find here a link to a case study of a 10-year-old autistic child who passed from a rhythm of 2 s to 5 s.
Yes. Its format and usage are suitable for children starting at 6 years old. Children particularly appreciate the light signal that guides them. In addition to helping them eat slower and to develop healthy eating habits for their life, the fork helps to raise their awareness of being responsible for their own well-being. Since you show them the importance of a good way to eat, they will take the topic seriously. You could be surprised that they might correct you if you start eating too quickly!
The fork was successfully tested in a school canteen.
We also received several testimonials from mothers whose children are using the fork. Some of these children use them due to medical recommendation. The fork can help to develop healthy habits and to prevent overweight. It can also help in difficult situation of handicap (a study was conducted on an autistic child) or with deglutition or dysphagia problems.