Food Diary: Track Your Eating and Develop a Healthy Eating Plan
A food diary is great tool for anyone and this one-page chart is a convenient way to track what you eat for seven days. Keep it in the kitchen or in your purse or briefcase and use it to write down everything that you eat and drink throughout the day. Then, at the end of the week, compare what you have eaten with your recommended food servings. If you don't know how much you should be eating, it may be time for a nutrition check up with our Healthy Eating Planner tool.
Research shows that food diaries are excellent tools for people trying to lose weight. It can also be used to make sure you are eating a healthy diet and getting all of the nutrients your body needs. Give it a try for a week and see if it can help you fine tune your eating. Good luck!
Download our weekly Food Diary to help keep track of your eating.
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