Twitter to Help You Lose Weight?

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Newly launched Uses Twitter to Track Food, Weight. Twitter-based Food Diary Helps Users Track Calories At Home, Office, or On the Go

No longer just a tool for overconnected teens, the micro-blogging service Twitter has emerged as a powerful tool for communication, networking, and now... weight loss?

That's right - with the newly launched, Twitter users can track their food intake and weight from their mobile phone, instant messaging, or the Web.

Best of all - you don't even have to know the calories of the food you're eating - TweetWhatYouEat's proprietary CrowdCal database will automatically fill calories in for you!

While the CrowdCal database is unique, it's not all about the calories says Alex Ressi, founder and chief developer of TweetWhatYouEat. "Unlike other food diaries, you don't have to pick apart your food piece by piece," says Ressi. "If you eat a cheeseburger, you enter cheeseburger in your TweetWhatYouEat diary - the database will figure out the rest. We wanted to remove the barriers that make food tracking difficult - this is as simple as it gets."

TweetWhatYouEat launched in January 2008, and has a number of planned enhancements including a iPhone application currently under development.

To get started using TweetWhatYouEat, go to or just follow @TWYE on Twitter.

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