Any weight loss aid can potentially become a money-making machine, but I’m not sure the creator of the Diet Fork will recover his initial investment any time soon.
The idea? A smaller surface area results in less food being scooped, which means less calories are consumed in a meal.
Except the Diet Fork is a mere band-aid to a larger problem. It does not encourage eating healthier foods or making better selections. Using the Diet fork does not mean you are eating more fruits and vegetables or consuming less saturated fats.
Not to mention — a lot of highly caloric foods don’t call for any silverware: chips, ice cream sandwiches, French fries, burgers, and supersize sodas.
The advertisements refer to the diet fork as a “portion control tool”, although I don’t see how this is the case. Eating with this special utensil doesn’t necessarily mean your plate isn’t overflowing with sausage links and 8 inch pancakes drenched in maple syrup.
This gets a grunt and an eyeroll from me, but I would love to hear your thoughts!