Use Twitter As A Food Journal

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

There are a lot of ways to keep track of the food you eat, but one of the simplest ideas is to use Twitter as a food journal. Since you can send a tweet from a computer or your cell phone, Twitter is with you WHEREVER you go. It’s pure genius.

For those of you not familiar with Twitter, it’s a social network site that asks the simple question, “What are you doing?” You have 140 characters to state what you are doing all day long. One of the most simple ways to keep track of your food is to use Twitter.

If you already have a Twitter account, you can follow me at http://twitter.com/lauramoncur/.

For a tutorial on how to set up an account, please read more:

Go to Twitter.com:

Click on the “Get started” button:

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Choose a username, enter it, your password and your email into their form.

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Once you have a Twitter account, choose the Settings option to set up your cell phone.

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Under the Devices tab, you can add your cell phone. SMS charges WILL apply, so if you have a limited number of text messages, this might not be an option for you.

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Once you’ve added your cell phone number, it will send a test message to you. All you have to do to log in your food is text what food you have eaten to that number.

Additionally, you can use TwitPic to upload photos of your food:

They will assign you an email address where you can send photos from your cellphone and they will show up on your Twitter account.

There are so many options to keep track of your food that there is no excuse not to journal your food every day. Try Twitter and see if it is something that could work for you.

Idea via: Tracking Weight and What You Eat with Twitter | FlowingData


One Response to “Use Twitter As A Food Journal”

  1. Flo Says:

    Laura, you have finally given me a reason to try Twitter. I saw no reasonable use for this service until this post. Thank you. I think this could be a real benefit especially when I’m out and end up eating something that wasn’t planned on. Thanks for the tip.

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