Tweet what you eat – Twitter diet

Posted on October 6th, 2009 by O'DB in the Forest


A new ‘diet’ has hit Twitter. ‘Tweet what you eat’ is not so  much a diet, more an online food diary with calorie calculator that people can use via Twitter. The combination of accurately recording your food intake coupled with displaying it for chosen friends seems to be sufficient to enable people to lose weight, i.e. ensuring you know what you’ve eaten & recording it on the go via Twitter & even getting encouragement/discouragement from friends & family seems to allow those watching their weight to shed the pounds.

Twitter-phile Stephen Fry is reported to have lost 6 stone (38kg or 84lbs) in 6 months, whilst the original comedic Little Britain Fat Fighter, Matt Lucas, has lost 1/2 stone in a fortnight.

Personally not a big fan of fad diets, think it’s far healthier to enjoy what you eat & attempt to burn it off with exercise if able, but using mobile technology like Twitter in this format seems a good way to record your diet & share the process with family & friends.

10 Responses to “Tweet what you eat – Twitter diet”

  1. Lib says:

    It seems like a good idea but I’m sure it will be another internet novelty.

    I’ve attempted with a mate to do the whole lets spur each other on with a bet to lose weight but it doesn’t work when you’re as equally weak willed.

  2. ethicaleater says:

    There is evidence (though I haven’t got it here and now) that keeping a ‘food diary’ can help as an aid to weight management. It is used widely by dietitians in Canada, U.S. & U.K. amongst other countries, as a visual tool for patients to observe what they consume on a day to day basis. I would imagine, however, people would soon get bored of reading other people’s food diaries online.
    .-= ethicaleater´s last blog ..Purple13 and Angela in Canada are now friends =-.

  3. Purple13 says:

    Does that make them Twe-ats?

    I’m all for anything that helps people be healthier or happier (or both).

    Watching Australia’s Biggest Loser on our UK tv at the moment – gripping and quite mad at the same time.

    .-= Purple13´s last blog ..Personalised Gifts for under £10 – part 2 =-.

  4. Jim says:

    Twe-eats two-who?

    The owl diet.

    Gotta watch out for the DUST, dust and more dust:


    • O'DB says:

      Simple minds think alike or lazy minds not clicking on links — the ‘dust’ Fat Fighters sketch is the same as I’ve linked under Little Britain Fat Fighter (above).

      • Jim says:

        I clicked on it O’DB but not all do at the post so call it a comment post omnibus – people are more likely to click on the screen that a link……

        Tis a fact.

  5. If it works…let it work. As for me keeping a food diary has helped me become more aware of what I am eating….had to do it during my pregnancy….but as for doing on twitter….I think I might lie…lol :) .-= Mighty Morgan´s last blog ..Foggy Glasses =-.

  6. Tomer Guez says:

    > more an online food diary with calorie calculator
    > that people can

    A good addition to this is a very good program I have been using, Food And Exercise Diary (WeightLossSoftware.Com). It is a food diary, medical diary, and exercise diary. Lots of functions.

  7. Sorry did someone mention food?
    .-= Angela in Canada´s last blog ..Do Consumers Concerned About GM Food Stick to Their Guns? =-.

  8. Persian Cat says:

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