Pump Iron While Eating

Pump Iron While Eating

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Pump Iron While Eating


The classic solution for those wanting to lose weight has always been “Eat less, exercise more.” Now perhaps you can do both simultaneously with the help of a unique set of “fitness” cutlery that doubles up as dumbbells.

The chrome knife and fork will give your muscles a workout—they weigh in at a bit over 2 lbs. each, while the spoon tips the scales at nearly 5 pounds.

Firebox, the U.K. online seller of the handmade cutlery, calls the set the perfect aid for “gluttons in need of a workout.” Fitness expert Erak Simsson, who runs an online coaching website, credits the offbeat workout product for raising awareness of health and fitness. “As for its effectiveness, a lot will depend on what’s on the end of the fork or spoon,” Simsson says. “A pizza slice alone can contain 250 calories so you’d have to do a lot of exercise to work it off.” (But, wait a minute, Erak. Who eats pizza with a knife and fork?)

Those considering purchase should note, however, that the heavyweight cutlery comes with a heavy price. The set cost about £70 (or a little over $110 USD) from Firebox. But, hey, shipping is free at least.

Dining with dumbbells? Well, yeah, I’ve done that before. But that was a whole different deal.

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