Mandometer® teaches you how to eat
The Mandometer® is a medical device that is used to train patients to slow their eating rate until their body’s normal satiety mechanisms become engaged to terminate their meal. The Mandometer® consists of a scale that is connected to a very small computer. You place your plate on the scale and put the food on the plate. The computer registers the decrease in weight of the plate as you consume food over the course of the meal and it generates an image on the small computer monitor of your eating rate in grams per minute. At regular intervals, system asks you to indicate your level of satiety, which can then be visualized on the computer monitor over the course of the meal. The curves showing your rate of eating and your rate of satiety development are shown next to a curve that describes the eating rate and satiety development of normal-weight individuals. You are simply asked to follow the eating patterns of those of normal weight during their meal, and over time, you eventually learn to normalize your eating pattern.
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.