and let me tell you, when i got the products, i honestly laughed out loud a bit.. because they just look hilarious! but after using them.. well i had to stop while eating because they got really heavy and really did make eating into an exercise! lol..
the website describes the product:
Knife and Fork Lift™ is a combination of utensils and dumbbells that serve as a constant reminder that eating puts weight on and requires exercise to take it off. Lifting food with these utensils is like doing curls with dumbbells. Weight: 1.5 lbs each. Height: 9""
Okay, so i know you're all probably thinking.. um khristine - they are only 1.5lbs each.. well yes they are.. but having to use them (and i eat slow haha) lactic acid starts building up and they tend to start feeling really heavy about midway though my meal - cutting steak/chicken started to really become a mini-workout LOL..
i showed this to my brother and his girlfriend, who were actually quite amused with the product! i think it'd be a great gift for someone who's states they are wanting to start going on a diet, or eating healthy, or start exercising! LOL this is a perfect gift!
the set for the fork and knife is $39.95 + shipping, and i just checked on their website - they have just added a spoonlift!
and they sell that separately for $14.95 all in USD. you might want to check their website to see their official rates and shipping faq's.
it came in a fitted box wrapped in bubble wrap. nothing really fancy - but they were quite heavy together..
these are quite sturdy for what they are, but the little bottom part kept coming off, it wasn't hard to fix, but it was rather annoying.. otherwise - sturdy and does the job.
pretty self explanatory - use like any regular eating utensil - just a bit heavier after awhile! but totally worth the workout! haha
this is a great gift idea for a friend or family member that you think might enjoy this - as a motivating/start off point to diet/get into exercising lol.. or heck even a gag gift for a friend/family member (because that's what my brother and his gf thought this might be a really good gift for)..
i don't use this all the time though to be honest, but when i do, i try to really use it for the whole meal.. if i'm being real lazy - i'll switch to regular utensils.. but often times i lose my appetite haha - so i guess it does work in supressing your appetite and prevent you from over eating!
if you do decide to get this - let me know what you think! I'm always curious to see if my reviews help/not help in purchasing something!
FTC: I was sent these products by a PR firm for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review, nor does it alter my view on the product. As always, my reviews are with my HONEST thoughts and opinions.