Food journaling: benefits

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Food journaling is a great way to track your eating habits and learn more about your relationship with food. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:

  • Losing weight or managing a healthy weight
  • Identifying food allergies or sensitivities
  • Improving your overall diet
  • Improving your energy
  • Tracking your progress toward your health goals

If you're thinking about starting a food journal, here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Choose a method that works for you. There are many different ways to keep a food journal. You can use a paper journal, a digital app, or even just a simple notebook. The most important thing is finding a method you'll stick with.
  2. Be honest with yourself. The whole point of food journaling is to get an accurate picture of your eating habits. So be honest with yourself about what you're eating and drinking, even if it's not always pretty.
  3. Don't get discouraged. It may take some time to get into the habit of food journaling. Don't get discouraged if you forget to log something or if you don't see results immediately. Just keep at it and you'll eventually start to see a difference.

Here are some additional tips for food journaling:

  • Set goals. What do you hope to achieve by food journaling? Once you have a goal in mind, it will be easier to stay motivated.
  • Write down everything you eat and drink. This includes meals, snacks, drinks, and even condiments.
  • Note the time of day you eat and drink. This can help you identify patterns in your eating habits.
  • Find a support system. Talk to your doctor, a registered dietitian, or a therapist about food journaling. They can help you get started and offer support along the way.

Food journaling can be a helpful tool for improving your health and well-being. If you're considering trying it, don't be afraid to ask me for help! I recently helped a few friends lose between 1-4 clothing sizes.