‘Tweet What You Eat’ diet hits web

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  • A new on-line food diary is being hailed as a weight-loss aid, by calorie counters all over the globe

    Forget weight-loss clubs: according to the twitterati, the best way to shift pounds for the party season is to sign up to tweetwhatyoueat.com and share your food diary with the rest of the Twitter population.

    Tweet What You Eat is an online food diary that allows you to instantly enter everything you eat, and get calorie information from other members of the website. The application, which already has more than 8,000 followers, allows you to keep track of your weight to see if the diet is working, and there is also a forum for dieters to discuss food.

    Celebrities including Stephen Fry, who has reportedly lost six stone in six months, are using the site. Non celebs are using it too: a cursory glance at the homepage reveals that at 10.40am, Kingnat had a Fanta Lemon (170 calories), while at 10:52am kikimulti had a bowl of Special K with Strawberries (also 170 calories).

    Alex Ressi, creator of Tweet What You Eat, told the Telegraph: ‘People need to be able to share in the success and lean on others.’

    ‘I’ve had people write in and share stories about 20 pound, 40 pound and the most dramatic – a 70 pound weight loss using the Tweet What You Eat tool and working in conjunction with a nutritionist.’

    A spokesman for WeightWatchers told The Sun: ‘Tracking what you eat using technology helps, as most of us are appalling at estimating what we’ve eaten.’

    Do you think the site is a good idea? Or have you already used it to lose weight? Let us know by following us at http://twitter.com/marieclaireuk


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