May 20, 2004


If you want to lose weight, eat slower. If you want to eat slower, take smaller bites. (This from the woman who can make a piece of cheesecake last for 30 minutes).

Why? Because the slower you eat, the simpler it is for your "full" mechanisms to kick in. Drinking a bunch of water with dinner will aid you, too.

Why on earth does Heather feel she needs to state the obvious at 7:00 a.m. on a Thursday? Because now there's a "device" to aid you with the smaller-bite quest.

How silly is this? It's pretty silly. You see, the problem can be solved with a knife and fork in most cases. CNN gives you a good pun, though.
But Scientific Intake believes its DDS System is more palatable than a strict diet or surgery. The company expects to begin selling its devices Wednesday for about $400 apiece.
More palatable. Yeah, I think I could buy a lot of good knives for accurate small bites for $400.

Chew on that.


Posted by hln at May 20, 2004 06:57 AM | Health | TrackBack

I agree with you in principle, although I can see how the act of sinking $400 into the device might give people the motivation to stick with a small-bite regime.

Posted by: Harvey at May 20, 2004 10:05 AM

I do that with avocado. Love it.

A better solution to the eating slower problem is, I think, to put your fork down between bites. It takes a lot of work and concentration at first, but you start to enjoy your food more after it becomes a habit.

Posted by: Lynn at May 24, 2004 05:37 PM