Eating more slowly
So easy with Slow Control, so difficult on your own
The automatism takes the lead, as soon as the eater starts thinking about something else.
Fast automatisms prevent the will from succeeding to slow down on its own.
Because the act of eating is repeated every day since childhood, automatisms appear naturally. They take over during the meal as soon as the eater thinks about something else, is in the heart of a discussion, dreams, listens.
As soon as the attention is elsewhere, the automatism takes control. The different demands of modern life exert pressure on lifestyles and on habits, which by dint of repetition tend to accelerate these automatisms. For many people, these automatisms become too fast. The time between each bite is too short. The food is insufficiently chewed.
When the automatism takes over, the fast eater is powerless to slow down eating. Why? Simply because his thought is elsewhere. He no longer has the control. So, for a certain period of time, he will eat quickly, eat too much, and chew insufficiently. When he regains consciousness it will be too late, the food will have been swallowed too fast, and will be poorly prepared for digestion.
The fork detects when the automatism takes over
- If the interval between two bites is sufficient, the fork keeps quiet.
- If the interval between two bites is insufficient, the fork emits a very slight vibration in the handle to warn the eater that he eats too fast.
The eater is warned every time he starts to eat fast again. This makes him once again fully aware of what is happening. As long as he has the will to eat slowly, it is very easy for him to resume at a slow pace. Fast automatisms cannot settle and cause their damage.
The pleasure of eating slowly
The eater is warned every time he starts to eat fast again. This makes him fully aware of what is happening. As long as he has the will to eat slowly, it is very easy for him to resume at a slow pace. Fast automatisms can’t settle and cause their damage.
The mindful eater can better enjoy his meal.
See the video of journalist Elke Buechter’s test on RTL
First use of the fork. Same meal taken with and without fork.
|Without Slow Control||With Slow Control|
|Meal duration||5 min 05||7 min 33|
Typical example of a fast eater using our smart fork
- The first meal, the fork will vibrate every 80 seconds or so (the time that the inattention is reinstalled).
- The second meal, the fork will vibrate every two minutes or so (the time that the inattention re-installs).
- And one day, the fork will not vibrate because a new automatism will have been anchored in the brain. This automatism will be slower. Without any effort, in a pleasant and natural way, the eater then gets more benefits from his meal.
Did you know?
decisions on food per day
are guided by automatisms
* Research team Brian Wansink – Study conducted in 2006 – 379 participants
Study on the efficiency of the Slow Control fork to slow down an extremely fast eater
Conditions of the study:
1 child with autism aged 10 years.
50 meals in the canteen with the Slow Control fork
Agir et vivre l’autisme (2017), Researcher: G Demarigny