So we were out with family at a vegetarian Chinese restaurant.
And at the end of the meal, of course there were fortune cookies to be had.
As someone opened the cookie, and was about to plop it in her mouth, she said, "Ah, there goes another 100 calories!"
Then I thought for a moment, and said, "wouldn't it be great (for those of us watching our weight), if every food had an edible embedded chip and display that would flash the calorie count as you picked it up and were about to put it in your mouth.
Rather than those esoteric calorie counts on the side of packages for G-d knows what serving sizes, you get a play-by-play count every time you reach, pick up, and are about to ingest the next big gulp.
I think having calorie counts tied to real portions and having these in your face in real time as you are eating could have a huge impact on portion size and weight control.
It may not be sexy to see the calories in your face as you eat, but boy could it be healthy. ;-)
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