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Food Diary

Food diaries help you become more aware of your eating and activity habits and problem areas. They also give you a basis from which to plan changes. They help keep you focused on your goals and allow you to look back and see how things have changed over time. They encourage you to make conscious choices about what you eat and do—writing it down gives you the chance to think twice before you act. This is one of the most useful things you can do to help you control your weight.

Example of how to fill in your diary:

Time of meal

What did you eat and/or drink?

Where did you eat, and who were you with?

What feelings, thoughts, or events accompanied this meal.

8am

Glass of orange juice

At apartment

Rushing to get to class

11am

Chocolate muffin, large hot chocolate

Café - flying solo

Stressed about finals, needed something sweet



















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