Benefits of A Food Journal…


Keeping a food diary can benefit you in many ways because tracking what you eat and drink can keep you focused on your goals.  There are many advantages to journaling food and/or exercise:

  • Accountability
  • Balanced Diet
  • Tracking Progress
  • Connecting Food to Feelings
  • Recognizing Patterns and Plateaus
  • Motivation
  • Increasing Self-Control
  • Planning Your “Cheats”


I have posted links to many online and/or printed journals.   Many are free or have free trial periods.  You can also set up your own journal using excel or even a notebook.  Start simple, write down everything you put in your mouth (one skittle, a bite of chocolate, a handful of popcorn, etc.).  No judgments or guilt, just write it down.  Then after a week or so, look at your patterns.  Use that to help set yourself up for success.  Then start tracking calories, points, or whatever system you choose.  You’re on the right track, be proud!!!

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