Benefits of Keeping a Food Diary
Dear Diary… A food diary can help you balance your meals and recognize unhealthy habits.
A diary isn’t just a place to confess your inner-most thoughts and feelings. Keeping a log of your food can help you manage your healthy eating habits. There are numerous online sites and mobile apps that help you track your calories and daily activity accurately and efficiently.
Keep track of how much you’ve eaten, what time, where you were, who you were with, and how you felt during and after eating. Noting your environment and emotions can help you make healthy changes to your eating habits. You can learn to avoid certain people or places that lead you to overeat. Record your meals right away so you don’t forget anything and always be honest.
Benefits of a Food Diary
Click for sample food and activity diary formats from National Heart Blood and Lung Institute, My Food Diary, and the Center for Disease Control. Try out different formats until you find the one that works for you!
Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute encourages you to eat healthy for your heart. Visit our online health library to learn more about changing your eating habits to help improve your cardiac health. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a cardiac specialist, call our free Consult-A-Nurse® referral service at 1-800-447-8206.