Thinner Through Twitter

According to a study released by the Arnold School of Public Health, adding tweets to your weight loss program can actually increase weight loss success. Instead of the usual face-to-face group meetings that most damsels on a diet usually utilize, dieters are now turning to the little blue bird for support (chirp chirp). According to leader of the study, Brie Turner-McGrievy, “Providing group support through online social networks can be a low-cost way to reach a large number of people who are interested in achieving a healthy weight.” Participants carried Smartphones which delivered weekly podcasts related to nutrition and exercise for six months. All were successful in losing weight; however, those who used Twitter were even more successful. Researchers claimed that every 10 posts to Twitter corresponded to a 0.5 percent weight loss.

Tweet yourself thin? Sounds like my kind of diet! Who would have thought Twitter could be good for something other than daily rantings and bad jokes? Though when I think about it, it does make sense. I follow an endless about of weight loss accounts: diet problems, diet girl, girl on a diet, diet woman, diet news, diet blog, etc. The list goes on an on and while it may seem excessive, the tweets provided by each account do indeed help keep me on track as I’m scrolling through my timeline trying to find a cure to my boredom. Anyone on a weight loss journey will tell you how important support is — who knew twitter would be the one to provide it?

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