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Weekly food diary

Why keep a food diary? A food diary is a powerful tool to help you become more aware of your eating habits and activity levels.

If you see a nutritionist or dietitian, the first thing they will ask you to do is complete a food diary, as it provides the basis for assessing your diet and setting goals.

It can be hard to remember what you’ve eaten at the end of the day so it’s best to record things as you go. Print off our food diary and keep it handy, then write down everything you eat and drink – and we mean everything – so that includes the glass of wine and piece of cheese you ate while preparing dinner.

Even if you think you have a great diet, you may be surprised how often hidden kilojoules sneak into your day.

First published: August 2017