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Knife and Fork Lift Weighted Utensils Help You Eat Slower

Knife and Fork Lift: Cool or Not?

You already know that I'm all about fitting fitness into my everyday activities, but I am still on the fence about the Knife and Fork Lift ($40). It's a combination utensil and dumbbell set, and each utensil weighs 1.5 pounds. The website says that the Knife and Fork Lift "serve as a constant reminder that eating puts weight on and requires exercise to take it off."

Given the light weight of the utensils, it's unlikely that you'll develop your guns while eating, but it will feel quite different than an everyday set of serveware. I could see how this set would put you in the mindset of eating slower though, which is a big plus since I tend to eat too fast. Slowing down the eating process aids with digestion and helps prevent overindulging. Tell me . . .

leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
A definite not. While I believe working out is one of the greatest things you can do for your body, I feel that when eating a meal you should be focused on the food itself; enjoying the flavor and texture and not be focused on lifting weights. Also I doubt that when eating you will be focused on proper form and while this are only 1.5lbs, it is still something and could add unnecessary strain to the hands and wrists. (Possible damage with prolonged use? I would be curious about that possibility.)
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 7 years
And this is why Americans feel guilty about food....the French enjoy their food and don't feel guilty. No one should be reminded about the gym and working out while eating (as long as what they are eating is part of a healthy lifestyle)
livepink livepink 7 years
Too extreme.
amber512 amber512 7 years
I'm already always the slowest eater at the table, I don't need anything else to slow me down! Plus, I agree with the first comment, eating should not be a punishment.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Wow.... just, wow. :jawdrop:
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I agree with what LeiraElle said!
wmoonw wmoonw 7 years
I would actually think that these could do some damage to you, even if they're only 1.5lbs each. I mean, it's not like you observe proper lifting form while eating; you'd be constantly twisting your wrist and putting strain on the wrist by holding them at funny angles, so using them every day could do some serious damage. I'm voting "no" on this one.
LeiraElle LeiraElle 7 years
Eating should be enjoyable, not punishing! I choose what I eat based on enjoyment and how good it makes me feel. I exercise for the same reasons. Neither should be painful, uncomfortable, or stressful.
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