Like most men, I fall asleep on the couch while watching TV. Saturday night, I woke up from my unplanned nap and Extra was on my TV. BTW, this is proof I was sleeping because I had to think for a second what was on the TV that caused Extra, a show I would never normally watch, to be on.
Being still a little tired, I didn't change the channel fast enough. But when they started talking about diets, I started to pay attention.
This guy had invented a set of discs called Portion Pals. You get 5 "food management discs" for $17.98 plus tax and shipping. Apparently, Halle Berry and some rap artist use it, too, hence Extra's keen "journalistic" interest.
There is a lot of money to be made in the diet industry. And this fell right in the middle of the pack. The demonstration of the product in the middle of the segment (commercial??) wasn't terribly awe-inspiring. The suggestion was that you put a piece of meat on the disc to then cut away to the proper size.
The image of a deck of cards is quite useful, especially when you have a deck of cards. If you already have a deck of cards, the cost (including tax and shipping) is $0. If you don't have a deck of cards, you might have to buy a pack (retail cost unknown, but less than $17.98). And as an extra non-TV bonus, you get cards to play games, such as poker, solitaire, and hearts.
These products are advertised as "America's #1 Weight Loss Tool." Unfortunately, the "tools" are those trying to sell such a cheesy product.
Despite the celebrity use, you can accomplish the same thing with much less money and more pride. Generally speaking, the portions you eat, your neighbors eat, and America eats are larger than you should eat. If you cut a portion in half, even if you have no depth perception whatsoever, you will be better off.