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(NPR)   Scientists working on device that fits over your plate, measures the calories of your meal, and then orders you to STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE, FATTY   (npr.org) divider line 65
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2014-07-15 02:52:00 PM
This will instead be used by people to see how many calories they can eat, kind of like how college kids like to buy breathalizers.
 
2014-07-15 02:58:01 PM
We're gonna need a bigger plate.
 
2014-07-15 04:51:48 PM
These will sell like hotcakes.
 
2014-07-15 05:11:39 PM
I read that as, "fits over your palate" which makes more sense.
 
2014-07-15 05:14:08 PM
Man, if you like this product then boy do I have some other incredible inventions for you
 
2014-07-15 05:14:31 PM
Maybe we should turn calories into a kind of currency.  Get to spend so many per day on food.  The budget would be determined by body type and what work you do.  The hard part would be working in a way to ensure the right spread of food works out.  It'd be harder to be fat in this country, though I'm sure there'd be a market for faking workload.  And twinkie smuggling.

Just a thought.  Stupid thought maybe, but there it is.
 
2014-07-15 05:16:30 PM
Look, I'm just gonna leave this here...

i.imgflip.com

Mmkay?
 
2014-07-15 05:16:31 PM
Here, kitty kitty kitty.
 
2014-07-15 05:17:21 PM
I wanna make an app that analyzes a photo to make a healthy / unhealthy estimate of the dish in front of you. Basically, it'll count the number of green, orange, red, purple pixels and look for fried food beige. If it's colorful, it  pops up "probably healthy". Beige ain't healthy, never was.
 
2014-07-15 05:17:37 PM
I eat out of bags, not plates.  Take that, stupid device!
 
2014-07-15 05:19:32 PM

rkiller1: I read that as, "fits over your palate" which makes more sense.


images.pictureshunt.com
 
2014-07-15 05:23:13 PM
I'd buy it. It would make hitting my macros and cutting goals easier
 
2014-07-15 05:25:47 PM
 
2014-07-15 05:25:48 PM
They need to use Bill Burr's voice for this.
 
2014-07-15 05:26:17 PM
Is it capable of pulling a knife on me and chasing me away from a plate of brownies like a mother bear defending her cub? Does it feel pain and fear? Will it love me even when I disappoint it?
 
2014-07-15 05:29:56 PM
Or restaurants could just tell you how many calories are in your meal like they're legally obligated to
 
2014-07-15 05:31:10 PM

Cpl.D: Maybe we should turn calories into a kind of currency.  Get to spend so many per day on food.  The budget would be determined by body type and what work you do.  The hard part would be working in a way to ensure the right spread of food works out.  It'd be harder to be fat in this country, though I'm sure there'd be a market for faking workload.  And twinkie smuggling.

Just a thought.  Stupid thought maybe, but there it is.


Congratulations, you just invented WeightWatchers...
 
2014-07-15 05:34:56 PM
"What?!! It's only one serving!! Whadya mean 1500 calories?!!"
*eats*


/people in denial will always be in denial
//until they reach the pyramids
///slash like an Egyptian
 
2014-07-15 05:36:36 PM
So, how does it fit over fast food bags? and is it able to read the diet coke?
 
2014-07-15 05:37:51 PM

ebenbane: I'd buy it. It would make hitting my macros and cutting goals easier


Aside from someone with serious nutrition goals this is largely useless, it seems.
 
2014-07-15 05:37:54 PM
I am going to let you in on a little secret. Take you Fitness Pal app, and delete it. Go to eat any reasonable meal, and only eat half. It doesn't really matter what you eat as long as it isn't obviously unhealthy. Avoid fast-food altogether. Mostly avoid anything fried. Try to eat vegetables and fruits. Don't ever eat farking chocolate or candy. Exercise moderately. There you go. That's all you need. If you are to the point where you have to count the calories of your meal so precisely to figure out if you are over or under by 100 calories for the day, you are doing it wrong.
 
2014-07-15 05:39:16 PM

Gaylord Fister: They need to use Bill Burr's voice for this.


I'm now reading every comment in Burr voice.
 
2014-07-15 05:39:24 PM

Necronic: Man, if you like this product then boy do I have some other incredible inventions for you


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-15 05:43:02 PM
Let me know when they make one the size of a cork.
 
2014-07-15 05:50:58 PM

wildcardjack: I wanna make an app that analyzes a photo to make a healthy / unhealthy estimate of the dish in front of you. Basically, it'll count the number of green, orange, red, purple pixels and look for fried food beige. If it's colorful, it  pops up "probably healthy". Beige ain't healthy, never was.


Cheetos, Doritos, candy corn, mariachino cherries...

All healty, by your model.
 
2014-07-15 05:55:40 PM

wildcardjack: I wanna make an app that analyzes a photo to make a healthy / unhealthy estimate of the dish in front of you. Basically, it'll count the number of green, orange, red, purple pixels and look for fried food beige. If it's colorful, it  pops up "probably healthy". Beige ain't healthy, never was.


Healthy:
www.mccormick.com
Unhealthy:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-15 05:58:10 PM
the money is in the banana stand:  If you are to the point where you have to count the calories of your meal so precisely to figure out if you are over or under by 100 calories for the day, you are doing it wrong.

If you're over by a mere 100 calories for the day, every day, that's 10 pounds gained per year. Maybe some precision would help. And honestly, why are you opposed to people having more information?
 
2014-07-15 06:05:34 PM
Why do people think fat people will stop overeating if only they know how many calories they're consuming.  I'll let you in on a little secret.   We already know!
 
2014-07-15 06:06:53 PM
I'll be more excited when it can break down carbs vs proteins in the meal.  It isn't just the calories, it's the kind of calories than impact weight gain.
 
2014-07-15 06:13:48 PM
The very existence of a scale will alter the behavior.  It doesn't matter much how it would work.
 
2014-07-15 06:14:08 PM

Theaetetus: the money is in the banana stand:  If you are to the point where you have to count the calories of your meal so precisely to figure out if you are over or under by 100 calories for the day, you are doing it wrong.

If you're over by a mere 100 calories for the day, every day, that's 10 pounds gained per year. Maybe some precision would help. And honestly, why are you opposed to people having more information?


Food isn't for extrapolating data. Food is for dipping and splashing and soaking and smoking and grilling and broiling, basting, braising, roasting, frying, refrying....
 
2014-07-15 06:16:47 PM
A severely obese man, upon the advise of his physician, goes into a quick weight loss center.
"First time?" asks the receptionist. "We'll start you out on the 10 pound program."
She takes him into a room and departs, locking the door behind her. In the middle of the room is a nude woman with a sign on her:
"IF YOU CATCH ME YOU CAN HAVE ME"
He chases the attractive woman around the room for an hour or so until catching her and doesn't come out for another hour or so. When he finally gets home and weighs himself, he's lost twelve pounds.
Needless to say, he loves this place. He returns the next day with his fifty bucks handy. "I'll try the 20 pound program today." She takes him to another room and locks him in just as before. In the middle of the room is a 400 pound gorilla with a sign on him:
"IF I CATCH YOU I GET TO HAVE YOU."
 
2014-07-15 06:22:01 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: ebenbane: I'd buy it. It would make hitting my macros and cutting goals easier

Aside from someone with serious nutrition goals this is largely useless, it seems.


I have no idea what that means but you sound fat and pretentious.
 
2014-07-15 06:25:08 PM
"Hey, how you doin'? Joey Falcone here with my new diet plan, "Stop Eating, You Fat Bastard". Some of youse might be asking, "How do I know if I'm a fat bastard?" Good question. Check for these signs: 1) do you get winded combin' your hair? 2) when you go to da buffet, do da waitresses put on riot helmets? 3) do you ever go lookin' through your pockets for loose change, and realize... you ain't wearin' any pants!

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need ta send for my tape. It ain't video tape. It ain't audio tape. Know what it is? It's Duct Tape! Just take piece and put it right over your mouth so the RingDings don't get in, and watch the pound magically melt away. If, after 30 days it don't work, f*ck you, you ain'y gettin' the money back. Ya know why? 'Cause ya didn't use the tape, and you're still a fat bastard!"

i1.ytimg.com miss you, Richard
 
2014-07-15 06:27:32 PM
An fat guy was upset about not being able to find a parking space in a parking lot close to his favorite doughnut shop..
"Lord,"he prayed,"I can't stand this. If you open a space up for me,I swear I'll give up doughnuts after this one, and I promise to go to church every Sunday."
Suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot. Without hesitation, the man said,"Never mind, Lord, I found one."
 
2014-07-15 06:37:12 PM
Meh.
Cooking your own food? Use a recipe nutrition calculator. Eating from a package? Read the label.
Eating at a party or in a nice restaurant with plates? This kooky device will save your subcutaneous adipose, while subtly shaping your social status... weirdo.
 
2014-07-15 06:47:26 PM

Shaggy_C: I'll be more excited when it can break down carbs vs proteins in the meal.  It isn't just the calories, it's the kind of calories than impact weight gain.


http://www.consumerphysics.com/myscio/
 
2014-07-15 06:53:37 PM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Look, I'm just gonna leave this here...

[i.imgflip.com image 426x426]

Mmkay?


Your Fark handle, it is perfect.
 
2014-07-15 06:57:18 PM

E5bie: This kooky device will save your subcutaneous adipose,


img2.wikia.nocookie.net

Did you say "Some cute alien adipose"?
 
2014-07-15 07:03:18 PM
Buy coke instead of food.
 
2014-07-15 07:04:15 PM
Meh, a device called a "bathroom scale" has been around a long time.
 
2014-07-15 07:04:39 PM

wildcardjack: I wanna make an app that analyzes a photo to make a healthy / unhealthy estimate of the dish in front of you. Basically, it'll count the number of green, orange, red, purple pixels and look for fried food beige. If it's colorful, it  pops up "probably healthy". Beige ain't healthy, never was.


1) Banana
2) Plain baked potato
3) Yoghurt
4) Semen
 
2014-07-15 07:05:24 PM

vicioushobbit: wildcardjack: I wanna make an app that analyzes a photo to make a healthy / unhealthy estimate of the dish in front of you. Basically, it'll count the number of green, orange, red, purple pixels and look for fried food beige. If it's colorful, it  pops up "probably healthy". Beige ain't healthy, never was.

Cheetos, Doritos, candy corn, mariachino cherries...

All healty, by your model.


colorFUL. Not just colored.
 
2014-07-15 07:08:08 PM

Salmon: Buy coke instead of food.


This works for awhile until it stops going your way. I know. Counting calories is not that difficult. You get used to what food has a lot and what does not. Don't eat fried food. Take a lot of walks. Ride your bike. Drink seltzer instead of soda.
 
2014-07-15 07:08:26 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: ebenbane: I'd buy it. It would make hitting my macros and cutting goals easier

Aside from someone with serious nutrition goals this is largely useless, it seems.


the money is in the banana stand: I am going to let you in on a little secret. Take you Fitness Pal app, and delete it. Go to eat any reasonable meal, and only eat half. It doesn't really matter what you eat as long as it isn't obviously unhealthy. Avoid fast-food altogether. Mostly avoid anything fried. Try to eat vegetables and fruits. Don't ever eat farking chocolate or candy. Exercise moderately. There you go. That's all you need. If you are to the point where you have to count the calories of your meal so precisely to figure out if you are over or under by 100 calories for the day, you are doing it wrong.


What do you mean by "obviously unhealthy"? That's worlds apart for me (Ornish diet) and a Paleo guy. For me, some unhealthy things which I never consume are:

(1) whole eggs
(2) cheese
(3) butter
(4) red meat

The Paleo guy would probably consider all those healthy if eaten in moderation.
 
2014-07-15 07:09:22 PM
Didn't mean to quote Boobies.
 
2014-07-15 07:12:10 PM

Shaggy_C: I'll be more excited when it can break down carbs vs proteins in the meal.  It isn't just the calories, it's the kind of calories than impact weight gain.


Yeah, blah blah insulin...


http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=319
 
2014-07-15 07:25:38 PM

ZeroPly: What do you mean by "obviously unhealthy"? That's worlds apart for me (Ornish diet) and a Paleo guy. For me, some unhealthy things which I never consume are:

(1) whole eggs


While it has been established that eggs contain cholesterol, it has not yet been proven conclusively that they actually raise the level of serum cholesterol in the human blood stream.
 
2014-07-15 07:28:51 PM

wildcardjack: I wanna make an app that analyzes a photo to make a healthy / unhealthy estimate of the dish in front of you. Basically, it'll count the number of green, orange, red, purple pixels and look for fried food beige. If it's colorful, it  pops up "probably healthy". Beige ain't healthy, never was.


Funny you mention this, as I was standing in line to get my coffee this morning I made the observation that everything they have at eye level is brown (pastries, muffins, cookies), to see the fruit you have to look way down in the cooler.

The book Nudge addresses this, and Starbucks ain't soon us any favors....
 
2014-07-15 07:29:58 PM

ZeroPly: Didn't mean to quote Boobies.


Boobies are always ok.

Srsly
 
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