This seems to be a clever way to slow me down as I always eat standing up and rushing. I’ve learned that good digestion begins with chewing, and then chewing some more.
“It takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it is full and that it’s time to stop eating, putting speedy eaters at risk for being overeaters. The HapiFork team says there are many potential health benefits to eating slower, including decreasing acid reflux, obesity and diabetes.” [From CNN.com “‘Smart fork’ may help you lose weight”]
Of course, we can take the chewing “too far”. One of the first food fads was created by Horace Fletcher who is quoted as saying: “Nature will castigate those who don’t masticate.” Here’s a recent Slate article about Fletcherism.