The Twitter Diet

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When The New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter wanted to lose weight, he asked for help and support from a surprising place: Twitter.

I knew that I could not diet alone; I needed the help of a cheering section. But rather than write a blog, keep a diary or join Weight Watchers, I decided to use Twitter. I thought it would make me more accountable, because I could record everything I ate instantly. And because Twitter posts are automatically pushed to each person who subscribes to them, an audience — of friends or strangers — can follow along.

Now, nearly 75 pounds lighter, Mr. Stelter is sharing the story of his own Twitter diet in the Week in Review. To learn more, read about it in “Tall Tales, Truth and My Twitter Diet,” and please join the discussion below.