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Twitter’s Most Popular Fitness Memes Help Millions Lose Weight

Support systems are nice to have when you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle. For the past few years, the Twitter world has offered information and a support network for people who may not have found it IRL (in real life). By adding a certain hashtag to your tweet, you can instantly join with the most supportive and trusted weight loss resources online.

We’ve found a few Twitter memes, or communities, that have really grown to be the go-to resources for socially supported weight loss, fitness, and health. Not only do you get a virtual support group, but accountability, guidance, and access to resources are part of the package, or rather hashtag.

#RunChat

The running community is brought together on #runchat, organized by @RunningBecause and @iRunnerBlog. Whether a beginner or marathoner, there is a place for you at #RunChat. About one million people unite on this trending topic on Twitter. Followers benefit from a sense of a community that cares deeply about the sport of running and are willing to share information with each other. Join this Twitter community on #RunChat on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 8pm EST.
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Celebrity Weight on the Golden Globes Red Carpet – Twitter Says Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

The only thing more critiqued than an actress’s gown on the Golden Globes red carpet is the size of her waist inside that gown. For better or worse, we idolize and criticize these celebrities for their weight on a night when we should be championing their contributions to film in the past year.

Don’t take our word for it – Twitter has been sounding off since the red carpet opened at this year’s first Hollywood award’s ceremony. We’ve selected Tweets that capture what you, the viewers at home, are seeing in the stars tonight.


The hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who will likely deserve an Oscar nomination for their, of course look stunning. And Amy’s sexy pant suit might be the most sought-after look following tonight!

The runaway weight loss headline – Claire Danes. She just had a baby a month ago and looks more red carpet-ready than just about any of us!

Here’s what you said on #GoldenGlobes.
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Join Thin In 10′s Jessica Smith for a New Year Twitter Party!

We want to spend the new year with you and help to kick-off those resolutions and goals.

Join us with Jessica Smith, respected fitness expert and co-author of Thin In 10, for a fun, informative, and motivating hour on New Year’s night! We’ll talk indulgences, goals, and how to actually make this your last resolution.

Where: Use hashtag #TI10

Who: Follow @DietsInReview and @JessicaSmithTV

When: January 1, 2013 at 9:00p EST / 8:00p CST

Giveaways: Thin In 10, 3 Jessica Smith workout DVDs, and DIR schwag!
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The 50 Healthiest Tweeps You Should be Following

If you care at all about what you eat, how you workout, or just like some good old-fashioned inspiration, then there are a few people you need to follow immediately. Fifty to be exact.

Each year, Mamavation hosts the Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweeps list to recognize those people and organizations doing the most good on Twitter. In years past, the list has been entirely crowd sourced, with people voting up their favorite follows to determine a top 50. This year, Leah Segedie decided to do something different. She appointed a panel to make the final decision based on votes by the community. DietsInReview was proud to be a part of that panel, joined by members of Mamavation Leadership and Segedie’s husband, Mark.


After weeks of watching the nominations come in, the top 10 Tweeps in five categories have been revealed. Rather than a single list of 50, this year the list was organized with five categories of 10 winners. This allowed us to recognize a broad range of personalities and purposes. The 50 winners were divided across Fitness, Food, Weight Loss, Inspiration, and Activism. And based on community nominations, we broke the list down to recognize some pretty awesome people and organizations.

You can see the full Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweeps 2012 list here at Mamavation, but we’ll highlight a few from each category who’ve had the biggest impact on DietsInReview.

FITNESS

We’ve had the pleasure to work with @MizFitOnline and @LisaJohnson over the years on a many different projects. Bright, energetic women, they each motivate in that very real way that isn’t preachy or condescending. They’re in the trenches next to every other woman with time that’s too short and to do lists that are too long.
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Tweet to Win a Vegan Starter Kit including The Lean Book

If you’re considering a vegan lifestyle, then we want to help you get started! This vegan prize pack includes many of author Kathy Freston’s favorite vegan things. At the top of the list is her new book The Lean, a 30-day weight loss plan that is supported by a vegan-only diet.

TWEET TO WIN!

Your prize pack includes $95 worth of vegan goodies:

  • The Lean book
  • Sun-Dried Goji Berries
  • Vegetarian Hamburger Mix
  • Clif Vanilla Almond Builders Protein Bar
  • Bobo’s Oat Bars- Peanut Butter
  • UliMana Dark Cacao Truffles
  • Weinstein Books bag
  • DietsInReview.com T-Shirt

To Win: Follow us on Twitter AND Tweet this message:

I want to win the Kathy Freston #Vegan Prize @DietsInReview. Click to Join Me! http://flwr.it/WinVegan #DIRvegan

One winner will be announced Friday, August 31 at 12:00p.m. CST.
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