In the social media age we use Twitter for almost everything but have you tried to use Twitter to slim down? The thought probably hasn’t crossed your mind, but there are a number of your favorite cooks, trainers, doctors all on Twitter giving valuable advice day in and out to help you slim down, eat healthy and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Check out some of my favorites…
Dolvett Quince (@Dolvett) – This hot, chiseled man was introduced to many of you as the new trainer on the last season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser where his team walked away with the victory. If you are an Atlanta resident (which is how I met Dolvett) he has been training Atlanta residents for years giving them fabulous results. So if you are ever in Atlanta be sure to check out his gym Body Sculptor
SAMPLE TWEET: “If you’re not moving you’re not losing.”
Jeanette Jenkins (@JeanetteJenkins) – Jeanette Jenkins aka ‘The Hollywood Trainer’ author of The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan: 21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit and creator of the highly successful Bikini Bootcamp, part of her internationally successful Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection, created to inspire and motivate men and women to live a healthy life.
SAMPLE TWEET: “Research proves that you’ll lose weight & burn fat faster when your workout regimen contains both cardio & resistance (weight) training”
Lisa Masterson, MD (@drLisaM) – You let this MD inside your home every weekday morning as the co-host of The Doctors. I love Lisa,she’s the OB that every woman wish she had.
SAMPLE TWEET: “…I suggest making your annual OB/GYN appt. Women of all ages need regular exams for clean bill of health”
Ellie Krieger (@Ellie_Krieger) – Ok, I’m not a cooker, but I enjoy cooking shows. When you get a chance set your DVR to recorde the Cooking Channel’s Healthy Appetite hosted by Ellie Krieger. Great show with a number of healthy options.
SAMPLE TWEET: “New research: Although drinking alcohol is linked with breast cancer, red wine may actually prevent it!”
Mehment Oz (@DrOz) – I know I’m not the only one who has repeated something that Dr. Oz has said to their own doctor…well maybe I am…LOL! We met Dr. Oz when Oprah Winfrey introduced us to him many years back on her show. Now Dr. Oz has his own show, books, DVDs, and millions of people who hang on his every word.
SAMPLE TWEET: “Some of the best cancer-fighting foods can be found in your pantry. For example, butternut squash, pinto beans and sauerkraut #OzTip”
Art Smith (@chefartsmith) – We are a country of eating out, but Art Smith the author of Back to the Table, and Oprah’s personal chef is trying to get us back to cocking and eating with our family. In the book he gives over 150 recipes that is sure to strengthen bonds between loved ones.
SAMPLE TWEET: “Just ordered Grilled Tuna Salad after a big rundown Peachtree”
Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels) – Remember Jillian on The Biggest Loser, now she has a new gig as a co-host on The Doctors and is the author of Unlimited: How to Build and Exceptional Life. If you’ve never exercised to a Jillian Michaels DVD, then you haven’t worked out, she goes hard.
SAMPLE TWEET: “Here’s a challenge for the coming week! Try not to eat our more than 2 times. Bring your lunch to work.”
Joy Bauer (@joybauer) – Joy is the resident nutritionist for NBC’s Today Show. She is constantly giving us helpful tips and tricks to eat better, excise more and life a more fulfilling life.
SAMPLE TWEET: “Avoid the mid-afternoon slump with a protein-rick snack. New research shows protein activates cells that keep you awake and alert.”
ShaNay Norvell (@SuperShaNay) – ShaNay Norvell is a fitness artist who trains some of the hottest celebrities in Atlanta. What I love about her tweets is that they are simple enough anyone can do them. As it says on her website, “Her body is her billboard” and that’s definitely the truth.
SAMPLE TWEET: “Don’t underestimate the body’s need 4sleep for repairing muscles, quieting the mind & restoring the soul!”
I know that there are a lot more out there and I probably missed a number of people’s favorites, so if I didn’t list your favorite left me know in the comment section below. Most importantly remember it doesn’t matter who you follow, just find someone who inspires you that will help you reach your full potential.