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Attention, dieters! This plate drains calories from your food

Why watch your weight, when your plate can handle the dirty dieting work for you?

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation has invented a new plate that drains the calories right out of your food. It’s called the Absorb Plate, and it’s perforated with 500 tiny holes – just like a sponge – so that grease is absorbed, rather than pooling around your meal.

The THPF states that it’s the “world’s first” plate that makes Thai food less greasy. In fact, it’s estimated that the plate can reduce the grease in a meal by 7ml – that’s about 30 calories. That doesn’t sound like much, but that small deficit will add up over time.

Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A75YCBz9wv0

“Thai food is delicious but sometimes very greasy,” says BBDO Bangkok, the ad company behind Absorb Plate. “There are hundreds of stir-fry and deep-fry dishes cooked with oil. These greasy dishes cause Thais to have the second-highest obesity rate in South East Asia.”

So when can you bag yourself a fat-blasting Absorb Plate? Well, you’ll have to be in Thailand for a start, since this is a health initiative that comes courtesy of the Thai government. It’s also only a concept for now, so there’s no exact release date.

But if you’re really keen, it probably isn’t that difficult to make your own.

Do you think the Absorb Plate is a good idea? Let us know in the comments.

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