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Tau Ceramica's Diet Floor Yells At You to Stay on Your Diet

Diet Floor: Love It or Leave It?

And I thought it was the media, poor role models, and unsupportive friends who gave us body image problems and eating disorders! Now you can actually pay to have technology verbally abuse you to get you to stay on your diet. Gizmodo peeped this Diet Floor by Spanish ceramic company Tau Ceramica — tiles that yell at you to knock it off when they sense your weight standing on them (ostensibly in front of a fridge).It's unclear whether the phrases it yells at you come pre-set or if you can make your own custom messages, but you can set different phrases for different people (you enter each individual's weight and coordinating phrase). If you can customize it, then I guess those who do well with tough-love can hurl hurtful insults at the themselves, and those who like a gentler approach can program in some kind words of motivation. It may have its uses, but I personally hate diets, and therefore anyone or anything telling me to stay on a diet? Hate that more! What do you think?

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kaenai kaenai 9 years
If you can program the phrases, then that sounds good, but the last thing I need when I'm feeling bad enough about my weight, and I go to the fridge for a bottle of Crystal Light is my floor screaming insults at me. :(
kh61582 kh61582 9 years
Here's my beef with this thing. There will be times when you need to get into the frig and you don't need this thing yelling at you when you're just getting some lunch. Also, if you wanted to avoid the verbal abuse you could always stand to the side and avoid it. It's not full proof.
Matdredalia Matdredalia 9 years
I'd rather hang myself then remind myself what a cow I am every time I go for food. Seriously, not trying to sound overly dramatic here, but I think anyone who has ever suffered from an eating disorder could understand where I'm coming from on this one. Seriously, do we really need go give women MORE weight issues? As is, 1 in every 4 teenagers has an eating disorder, or at least severe symptoms of one. Thanks, but no thanks =S
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
That's masochistic. The irony is that a lot of women overeat or eat comfort food when we are already down emotionally. Somehow I don't think berating yourself further is the answer to fixing either the original problem or the subsequent comfort eating.
megania megania 9 years
Shoot! The last thing I need is something yelling at me and calling me fat. That's why I don't own a bathroom scale. I'm happier this way.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
juicylove juicylove 9 years
wow, so dumb. i guess some people might need that kind of motivation but it seems like it would just ruin someone's self-esteem, what if you were just walking to the fridge to get bottle of water? i dont know. leave it.
dcroan dcroan 9 years
I need to purchase this. I would love to have something yelling at me, telling me to take my fat ass elsewhere.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
That's horrible. Plus, it can't distinguish food/beverage trips to the fridge. I don't want something yelling at me, but I certainly don't want something yelling at me for getting a glass of water.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
That's pretty messed up.
kristinhomesick kristinhomesick 9 years
oh, no. my mirror speaks loud enough.
sahayra sahayra 9 years
That would just get annoying.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that would really upset me so i'm going to say 'leave it'....
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yay...not too neat to me!
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
that's freaking awful
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