Why it works ?
So easy with Slow Control, so difficult on your own
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.
The automatism takes the lead, as soon as the eater starts thinking about something else.
The fast eater is powerless to slow down eating
When the automatism takes over, the fast eater is powerless to slow down eating.
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
Loss of attention
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.
Typical example of a fast eater using our smart fork
without Smartfeed : 5 minutes 5 seconds.
with Smartfeed : 7 minutes 33 seconds.
Did you know?
Research team Brian Wansink – Study conducted in 2006 – 379 participants
220 decisions on food per day