The Giz Wiz and the Workout Lunch

Episode 1681 (2:03:20)


Being sheltered at home usually means people eating out of boredom. But what if you could work out while enjoying that piece of pie? Dickie D joins Leo to feature the Knife & Forklift! The Knife and Fork Lift is a combination of utensils and dumbbells! Yep, you read that right! These dumbbell utensils can 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 because each one weighs 1.5 lbs! So if you’re cutting a piece of steak with the knife & fork you’re working with 3 pounds of stainless steel. Knife and Fork Lift’s inventor, Tom Madden says. “Everybody approaches it as a joke, but when you think about it, it does require you to eat more slowly.” Eating more slowly, say many health experts, allows the brain time to register feelings of satiety, resulting in eating less. That’s why Tom came up with a knife and fork encased in a dumbbell-shaped handle. They’re beautifully made and can be used a table centerpiece if you don’t want to actually use them. They can stand on end as a silent reminder to slow down and chew! Heck, there's even a medical warning about using them to exercise on the company website! And now there's a newly added matching spoon left.

UPDATE: The website link below still works 11 years later. But the inventor is looking for investors and is not selling the product himself anymore. 

Inventor on YouTube:

But you don't need the knife & forklift. Here are some items you most likely already have at home that you can use: 

A 16.7 ounce water bottle weighs approximately one pound 2 oz, a bit less than the knife & forklift.

Quart of milk approx: 2 pounds 4 oz or 2 ¼ pounds

A 2-liter bottle of soda is a little over 4 1/2 pounds.

A gallon of milk weighs approximately 8.5 pounds.  Laundry detergent jug could be used too. Just make it's okay with your doctor to exercise with any weights.