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A new [product / produce] has come on the market for those [wanting / want] a digital solution to losing weight – a fork. A Hong Kong company, HAPILABS, has [showcased / showoff] its HAPIfork at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA. The wireless fork keeps [trace / track] of your dining habits, including your eating speed, and then downloads data [via / viva] USB or Bluetooth to your iPhone or PC. The [propose / purpose] of the fork is to help you eat more slowly. It tells you how long it [took / taken] to eat your meal, the amount of “fork servings" taken per minute, and the [spacing / intervals] between "fork servings". If you are eating too fast, the fork will [reverberate / vibrate] to let you know to slow down. The HAPIfork weighs 65 grams and is [on / in] sale for $99.

HAPILABS was [founded / floundered] by former French pole vaulter Fabrice Boutain. He explained the [benefits / beneficial] of his new product, saying: “What is important is you take enough time to chew the food well.” He added: “By [chewed / chewing] well, you will help the [digestion / digestive] . There was a study in the United States in 2006 [showed / showing] that people eating more slowly will eat 11 per cent [fewer / smaller] calories. So this is how we can help us [lost / lose] weight.” HAPILABS spokesman Andrew Carton said: “Eating too fast, and [insufficient / suffice] mastication has been tied to all sorts of problems, including…weight [regain / gain] ." The company’s website says there are many scientific studies that highlight the negative effects [relation / related] to eating meals too quickly.

 


 
 

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