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10 weight loss experts you should follow on Twitter

If you need some help with sticking to your New Year’s resolutions and saying no to dessert, it may be time to turn to Twitter for help. When it comes to losing weight and gaining fitness, active support from a community of fellow fitness fans and experts can go a long way in helping you stick to your goals, discover fun ways to exercise, and find healthy recipes that you’ll actually enjoy eating.

Fill your Twitter stream with these notable weight-loss experts for tips on healthy eating, advice on curbing your unhealthy cravings and other recommendations on how to keep the pounds off.


Joy Bauer, the health and nutrition expert for the “Today” show and author of the recent “Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan, and Inspiration,” offers inspiring health-related quotes, low-calorie recipes, exercise tips, and other great advice for staying fit and healthy.


Lori Shemek is the health expert for “Good Morning Texas” as well as a psychologist, life coach and nutritional consultant. She uses her diverse background to help people discover the psychological roadblocks that are getting in the way of their weight loss and health goals. Follow her for inspiring quotes and tips on mind-body wellness.


Dr. David Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, offers links to the latest research about obesity, thoughts on the politics of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and information about other pressing concerns in the health industry. His tweets rarely offer quick fixes, but they can help you understand the problems we face as a country when it comes to nutrition.


If you’re concerned about your teens’ junk food consumption, Dr. Lisa Stollman is the one to follow. The teen nutrition expert tweets tips and health advice to help families create healthier lifestyles, such as removing all electronic devices from kids’ bedrooms to help them sleep better.


Mary, author of the blog A Merry Life, is a woman in her 20s who recently lost 40 pounds through exercise and healthy eating. Her Twitter feed includes links to recent blog posts, random thoughts, and support and encouragement for other people who are on their own weight loss journeys.


Dinneen Diette, a certified health coach, offers weight loss programs for women that focus on helping them learn to love their bodies and take the extra weight off “peacefully and permanently.” Her Twitter feed helps people understand their reasons for overeating and guides them toward healthy resolutions.


Janel Funk is a registered dietitian helps others learn the benefits of balanced, nutritious and flavorful meals. She frequently shares links to recipes from her blog Eat Well with Janel, such as slow-cooker minestrone soup, and a weeklong “real food menu” featuring healthy ingredients like quinoa, avocadoes and black beans.


Margo Donohue, a personal trainer from Brooklyn, N.Y., uses her blog and Twitter feed to share recaps of wellness magazines, fitness events around New York, workout playlists, and other tips for building strength and endurance while losing fat.


“If you think losing weight is impossible, you don’t know Jack Sh*t.” That’s the tagline of this opinionated and funny fitness blogger. Jack shares quotes on health, tips for exercising on the road, sarcastic and serious diet tips, and hilarious weight-loss poetry. His feed is sure to help you crack a smile while you’re working off the pounds.


Erika Nicole Kendall went from 330 pounds to an ultra-fit personal trainer, and she tells how she did it on her website, Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss. On Twitter, she shares links to activities such as her “Clean Eating Boot Camp,” cheers on people who are working on their own weight loss plans, and discusses politics and pop culture.

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