Food Diaries – friend or foe

Food diaries send a shiver through most people – what, actually write down everything I eat/drink and show it to someone else! The theory behind it can actually help you figure out where things go awry, it’s not to judge your choices, but, a professional is looking for the patterns and potential triggers that if tweaked could help you have a healthier diet.

So, next time you are struggling to see why you aren’t losing/gaining weight, why you feel sluggish, tired or generally out of sorts – consider writing a food diary and having it analysed. It has to be 100% truthful, for at least a week, ideally with timings of when you eat/drink, not just what and how much. You will see for yourself a pattern that you might not have realised. You just need to get over the fear of handing over your diary!