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Join a Twitter Party with Marisa Churchill and Truvia on June 28

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…)

Kirstie Alley Tweets: “I’ve Lost Over 50 Pounds”

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.”


Celebrity Diet Tweets Make Unhealthy Habits Mainstream

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…)

Elizabeth Hurley Tweets Her Diet Tips and Sells Beef Jerky

Elizabeth Hurley Beef Jerky“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…)

The Twitter Diet–Public Support or Humiliation?

Twitter DietWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: social support is key to a successful diet. But can social media fill this need? For New York Times writer Brian Stelter, it has. “I thought it would make me more accountable, because I could record everything I ate instantly,” he writes. He began his Twitter diet at over 270 pounds, and now weighs less than 200. Stelter tweeted about what he ate, his calorie count, and how much he exercised. “By Sept. 3 I’ll have lost 75 pounds. I’m already thinking ahead to the fall, when I’ll have to learn how to maintain my new size.”

But like any weight loss endeavor, the journey has not been easy. At first, Stelter thought that he would encounter criticism for the seemingly self-absorbed approach to wight loss. Instead, he found that being honest about his eating habits was even harder. Heavy drinking and late-night fast food didn’t get tweeted. “Within days, I stopped posting the daily log of bites and sips. I disappeared from the account for almost a week at a time.” (more…)

Kim Kardashian Tweets Herself into a Cookie Diet Lawsuit

Oh, to be a celebrity who is a celebrity for the sake of being a celebrity. Kim Kardashian, who stars in the E! channel’s hit reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is well paid. Kardashian has a contract with in-stream advertising company Ad.ly to plug products, reportedly for an obscene amount of money – $10,000 per tweet!kim kardashian

I’m not sure what that comes out to per second, but let’s do a little math. If an average tweet is 20 words, that’s $500 a word. Ugh.

But, not all is wine and roses for our little Kimmy. Apparently, the doctor behind Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet has sued her for allegedly defaming him on Twitter. Heck, all she has to do is write a couple hundred words, and hand the income over to the Cookie Doc, and be done with it.

Last October, it is alleged that Kardashian tweeted that Dr. Sanford Siegal was “falsely promoting” that she was on the Cookie Diet. “Not true! I would never do this unhealthy diet! I do QuickTrim!,” is what she allegedly posted on her Twitter page. “If this Dr. Siegal is lying about me being on this diet, what else are they lying about? Not cool!” (more…)

DietsInReview.com on Twitter

twitter dietsinreviewYes, 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…)

Weight Watchers Lose-A-Palooza Social Media Event

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.weight watchers loseapalooza

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…)

How to Stay Connected with DietsInReview.com

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.diet social media

There are a number of ways to stay connected with us – no matter where you are online. Link up, follow, friend, watch or read all that’s new at DietsInReview.com and use us as a tool in your weight loss or healthy living journey.


Twitter You can even retweet your favorite blog articles using the button in the upper-right corner of each post.

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Tweet to Win a Jillian Michaels Prize Pack

UPDATE: Congratulations to @IamSucceeding!

We’re giving away a Jillian Michaels prize pack to celebrate the release of her new book, but you’ve got to get your Tweet on to be eligible.jillian michaels

What can you win? The package includes a copy of Jillian’s new book “Master Your Metabolism,” Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for the Wii, a set of Jillian’s Hot Bod in a Box fitness flashcards, and a DietsInReview.com grocery tote. Total package valued at $83.00!

Simply log-in to your Twitter account, then tweet RT @dietsinreview I listened to the Jillian Michaels interviews and now I want to win the Jillian Prize Pack! http://bit.ly/RTjillian

Check out our recent interviews with Jillian. In part one she discusses her new book “Master Your Metabolism,” and in part two she mentions she might not be staying with the Biggest Loser.

What is Twitter? Twitter is a great way to stay connected with @DietsInReview (and your friends) to receive daily health tips and see the hottest news as it’s happening. (more…)