A device that teaches you how to eat
Mandometer® consists of a scale that is connected to a small computer. You place your plate on the scale and put food on the plate. The computer registers the decrease in the weight of the plate over the course of the meal and in real time shows a curve for your eating speed in grams of food eaten per minute. At regular intervals, a satiety rating query is shown on the computer screen and you are asked to evaluate your satiety by touching the screen.
The computer saves the satiety evaluations and generates another curve that shows your feelings of satiety during the meal compared to that of a normally eating individual. When you practice eating, both your disordered eating pattern and the normal eating pattern are shown on the screen simultaneously. You are then asked to model your eating rate and your feelings of satiety to match the normal patterns.
A: A training curve for normal eating speed is shown on the screen.
B: When you eat your eating speed is shown.
C: The computer asks how satiated you feel.
D: You adapt your eating speed and satiety to training curves.