Watching how fast and how much you eat in terms of the amount of “bites” can help you lose weight.
Researchers at South Carolina’s Clemson University have developed The Bite Monitor, a wristwatch-like device that counts the number of bites you take during the day.
Similarly, a Stockholm healthcare company has developed a “talking plate” that tracks how fast you eat and assesses your fullness.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the idea for this new technology is that sticking 100 bites of food per day is ideal for men and women looking to lose weight.
According The Bite Monitor’s creators, this equates to approximately 1,700 calories a day for men and 1,100 for women.
Eating more slowly, taking smaller bites and chewing properly can all contribute to weight control and benefit digestion.
While The Bite Monitor and talking plate are yet to hit the market, a Hong Kong company is already selling the HAPIfork which flashes to alert you when you’re eating too quickly.