Food Journaling

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

Since this website and blog is about good food, I want to take a minute to discuss food journaling. I’ve used it quite a bit to pinpoint things in my diet that are not benefitting me. Regardless of what you’re experiencing symptom wise, it’s a great place to start. There are apps that will help you do that. I have a FitBit tracker/watch and the app that goes with it has a food tracking option as well. For me though - I’ve always preferred the old fashioned way - a composition book and a pen. If you’re feeling like some real honesty is in order to get yourself on track to feeling great, please consider doing this. It doesn’t have to be fancy and you don’t need to measure anything. Simply start with the date, the time (you don’t have to label things “breakfast, lunch or dinner”, just the time), and exactly what you’re eating. Anything you pop in your mouth - even a mint or gum - write it down. Also write down any symptoms or ill effects you may be having. Whether it’s a headache, joint pain or fatigue, etc. Also write the time of day that corresponds with the issue/symptom. Do this for 3 weeks, then go back and scan through. It’s definitely eye opening. Message me if there’s anything you want to discuss. Happy journaling!

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