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This gadget ‘helps’ you lose weight by wiring your jaw shut

Normal human beings think of running, going to the gym, and putting a cap on those beer bottles when it comes to losing weight. But scientists are thinking about this whole thing differently. They want you to shut your trap, so you can stop hogging on those fries — literally.

A bunch of researchers from the University of Otago and the UK have teamed up to come up with a device called DentalSlim for weight loss. While the name sounds fancy, it doesn’t describe the type of torture device it really is.

According to the description, DentalSlim will prevent you from opening your mouth wider than 2mm by locking your jaw through “magnetic devices and custom-manufactured locking bolts.”

It gets attached to your teeth and it’s meant to make you adhere to the low-calorie diet and stop your snacking habits. Researchers say that it allows you to consume liquids easily without restricting breathing or speech.

Credit: British Dental Journal