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Diet Fork: Cool or Not?

Recently I came across a new product, The Diet Fork ($8.95 for 10 - buy it here), which is supposed to help one eat slower while simultaneously burn more calories. Here's how:

  • Shorter and dulled teeth inhibiting user from grasping larger pieces of food at any one time.
  • Smaller triangular shaped surface area allowing dieter to hold less food than many other forks.
  • Uncomfortable grip compelling user to put fork down between bites, slowing the user's eating speed.

OK, so basically it's a broken fork that makes it hard to eat. Sound incredibly frustrating to anyone else? I'm curious what you guys think, is the Diet Fork cool or not?

(Oh and sorry for the lame image, but that is all they had on the Diet Fork site.)

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Tari007 Tari007 9 years
Sounds like the lamest idea ever....
Candyhunnie Candyhunnie 9 years
I grasp the concept- but don't see the reason why anybody would want too buy this- it is a cool idea, but for gods sake, you get one free with some fries!
millarci millarci 9 years
Total waste of money. People would get way too frustrated with it. It's all about portion control.
discocactus discocactus 9 years
This reminds me of a gag gift that sells in gift shops/truck stops. It's a "Diet Kit" and it's just a box of broken plastic silverware. Stupid. Eating is supposed to be pleasurable not a Pavlonian experiment.
portionsforfoxes portionsforfoxes 9 years
someone already invented that. its called a spork.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
Can't people control their own eating? This is as bad as having the bread basket removed from the table because you can't stop eating it. It's all about personal responsibility.
nnayap nnayap 9 years
This really seems counter productive. If you're trying to learn how to eat correctly, then a broken fork isn't your answer, self-discipline with portion control is.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i remember reading about one of the models who eats with her kid's silverwear... might be a good idea?
swindygal swindygal 9 years
Reminds me of the "Sporks" in elemenatry cafeterias... I can get on for free.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
juju4 juju4 9 years
It's kind of assuming that you are eating things that aren't healthy for you. When I am eating a salad, I like to use a sturdy fork so that I can stab my crispy veggies. Short-tonged forks won't get through my carrots or pea pods!
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 9 years
This is soooooo stupid! yet some people will buy this.
Chikeebabe Chikeebabe 9 years
That has got to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen!!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I would just get really pissed off and go get a different fork.
arrhythmia arrhythmia 9 years
handicapped fork to the rescue! hahahaha
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 9 years
LOL, this is really sad. I don't know. I still like to enjoy eating, even if it is a small portion. I don't want to be uncomfortable while I do that.
KW1 KW1 9 years
Haha, my husband suggested that they make it out of lead also, so that you could lift weights while you eat dinner and it'd be too heavy to hold for very long - shortening your meal time!
ink-on-paper ink-on-paper 9 years
hahaha this is so silly. i'd probably just throw the fork away and use my hands!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 9 years
AmandaG - that is such a cool idea! And just the right motivaion for getting a cute sushi set . . . I don't mind this, it's the same as using a salad fork or spork, for those purposes. And I think it would help the people that need it.
Infinity552 Infinity552 9 years
What a waste of money! Just buy some chop sticks, they will help you eat a lot slower!
GreenSkittlesGal GreenSkittlesGal 9 years
I guess I am definitely in the minority... I think it's pretty neat! I am the world's fastest eater and I know it would help me. And $8.95 is not expensive -- that is like $1.10 per fork, which is what any normal fork costs!
ruby-soho ruby-soho 9 years
It's jsut a new take on a baby fork. It doesn't impress me at all...
AmandaG AmandaG 9 years
I meant fork not for, typo.
AmandaG AmandaG 9 years
I eat with chop sticks to slow down my consumption, it is cheaper than this for and way more chic!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years waste.
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