Spend an evening with chef Marisa Churchill, known for her appearance on Top Chef and as the author of the new healthy dessert cookbook Sweet & Skinny, from the comfort of your own Twitter page! Marisa, as well as co-hosts Truvia, will be hosting the party live from the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, which will also be attended by Twitter employees.
It’s going to be the most fun you’ve had on a Tuesday night in a while, as we talk about food, baking, and low-cal/low-fat recipes you’ll actually want to eat! Log-on to the party, no RSVP required, on Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-7:00 PM PST / 9:30-10:00 PM EST and make sure you’re following @Truvia, @MarisaChurchill, and of course @DietsInReview on #sweetandskinny. Plus, be sure to follow our fellow panelists @FabFindFoodie, @crazyadventures, and @MarlaMeredith. Or, use this TweetGrid link for the easiest way to follow along.
If you join 30 minutes early, @Truvia will be posting pictures during the prep at Twitter HQ. (more…)
Once a spokes woman for Jenny Craig, Kirstie Ally has always made her weight big news, chronicling her weight-loss struggles on the A&E show The Big Life. She recently tweeted “I’ve lost over 50 lbs and I’m having the time of my life,” but that she still has 30 more pounds to go. “I’m far from SKINNY….but I’m at least far from Shamu …no insult to Shamu intended,” she tweeted on October 6th. She also flaunted a sexy photo of her slimmer self surrounded by her “Italian men friends.”
Kirstie admits to once weighing as much as 230 pounds. “By 2008, my weight started creeping up and I said, ‘Oh, I still look good at 150. I still look good at 155. I still look okay at 165. Some of my clothes still fit at 175,'” she told Ladies Home Journal. “And nobody was saying ‘You’re fat.’ I was like a bank robber who was getting away with it.”
Americans are unarguably obsessed with three (at the very least) things: Social networking, body image and celebrities. So when you create a cauldron comprised of this trio of addictions, you have a potion that is as lethal as a malevolent sorcerer’s concoction.
And that is exactly what an article by a Global Shift writer is suggesting when non-famous Americans start following celebrities and their diet chronicles via Twitter. From Megan Fox’s apple cider vinegar shots to Demi Moore’s bikini photos, celebrities have taken to documenting their diet rituals and their effects in 140 characters or less and, unfortunately, many young and impressionable Americans are reading.
Many follow reading these tweets with a trip to the store to pick up the ingredients for a fad-diet juice blend that likely will not cure their weight issues. (more…)
“Btw my diet survived the onslaught of phenomenal vacation food,” tweeted Elizabeth Hurley on August 24 of her vacation in the South of France. “Doctors disagree, but I swear by almost nothing for breakfast for adults. Mugs of hot water first thing, maybe an espresso and a few oat cakes mid morning.”
While we think it’s great to stay hydrated, eating breakfast is important to jump-starting your metabolism. But it’s not the most unhealthy strategy adopted by models to staying thin. The actress and model has been hawking organic diet snacks on her website, elizabethhurley.com. That’s more than we can say for most models, who often fall victim to eating disorders. (more…)
Yes, we’re doing it, too! There are a number of ways to keep up and interact with DietsInReview.com, and Twitter is one of them. We love tweeting because it helps us stay connected with our readers and fans in a unique and personal way.
We’ll tweet to you and hope that you’ll tweet back at us!
Follow DietsInReview.com on Twitter and watch for:
- Tweet of the day with health, fitness, weight loss and well-being tips. It’s 140 characters worth of simple ways you can make small, effective changes.
- Breaking news from our diet blog. Who’s losing, who’s winning, and what’s new.
- New release Tuesdays featuring that day’s health and weight loss book releases with our review.
- Giveaway announcements for a variety of health and fitness products.
- Healthy recipes for a specific dish or for a special event, like the holidays or tailgating.
- Retweets to other health-minded individuals we think worth following. (more…)
Last week we introduced you to the Weight Watchers Lose For Good program – a weight loss campaign that will donate a pound of food for each pound of weight lost by its members. The donations, up to $1 million, are being contributed to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength, two organizations actively working against hunger.
Next Tuesday, September 15, Weight Watchers is upping its ante, by offering to contribute up to an additional $25,000 in its Lose-A-Palooza one-day social media event. And it’s up to each of us to help them reach that goal!
For each mention of “Lose For Good” on Twitter (#LoseForGood), Facebook, MySpace, or your blog, Weight Watchers will add an additional $1 donation to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength. You can also follow each of these two organizations (@acfusa or @sharestrength) for an additional $1 donation. (more…)
DietsInReview.com is a go-to resource for those seeking to live a healthier life. Whether it’s to find a new diet, share your experiences with a weight loss plan, get fitness tips, find healthy recipes, or stay current on health and fitness news, DietsInReview.com has you covered.
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