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A Counter Of Snacks To Be Aware Of How Much You Eat

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The device, which is put on the wrist like a watch, only requires the user to press a button to turn it on. Its creators, of Clemson University, EE UU, consider it a kind of pedometer applied to food. However, at the moment there is no way of relating snacks and calories. When it comes to control our weight, usually recommend strict controls on what, how much and how we eat. While many try to monitor your appetite, the truth is that before an overflowing platter they know no limit. American researchers have given turns the idea of how to control how much we eat. His solution is a surprising bites, snacks counter. This is a measuring device that will facilitate individuals to control the amount of food they eat so that they become Diners more conscious of what they eat.

The device, which is put on the wrist like a watch, only requires the user to press a button to turn it before eating and then press it after the meal. During that time, the device You will count how many bites have been eaten. An objective method, Professor of psychology, Eric Muth, and Professor of electrical engineering and computing, Adan Hoover, of Clemson University (EE UU) are responsible for this device which works with a movement pattern that identifies when the user has taken a bite of food. As the researchers explain is a species of pedometer applied to food. Its advantage is that it is automatic so that the bias of the user disappears. The device can be used anywhere, both in restaurants and at work, where people have difficulties to perform a manual tracking and remember calories.

Studies have shown that people tend to underestimate what they eat in general, especially because traditional weight loss methods are based on self-observation and information, says Muth. But does not count calories, just snacks however, there is little existing data on how to relate the number of bites with the number of calories or how a device that counts the snacks could be used for weight loss, recognizes the teacher. The device is not based on which contains every bite (i.e. their exact grams or nutrient-specific food), but it simplifies long-term monitoring. For marketing, these counters will be sold as consumer electronics products family such as heart rate, GPS clocks or pedometers devices. Source of the news: A counter for snacks, to be aware of how much we eat

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October 12th, 2013 at 7:14 am