Food diaries are an incredibly powerful reflection practice, you can begin to build a strong foundation of your eating habits, ultimately supporting your well-being.
A food diary provides insight into what you eat and drink. It shows a connection to symptoms you may be experiencing and how you are feeling. You will begin to see patterns in what you’re eating and potential areas for you to improve on.
Each day write down what you:
- A rough portion size
- The time
- How you feel
Using this information, decide three areas you want to improve and focus on the first for the next two weeks, the second for the following two weeks and the third for another two weeks. Only focus on one goal at one time, you need to gradually build on your eating habits over time. By dedicating two weeks to a goal, you are more likely to turn this goal into a lasting habit.