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Why you should keep a Food Diary

A food diary is a very effective tool for weight and diet management as it keeps you honest and tracks everything that you are eating and drinking. To complete a food diary, you record all the food and beverages consumed over a set time period. Commonly three consecutive days (two weekdays and one weekend day) is used. The consumed items can be measured using a scale or other household items, such as measuring cups or spoons, or estimated using a portion-size guide (see instructions for completing a food diary). Following collection, the completed records need to be entered into a software program for analysis. Go here to download one of our free Food Diaries.

Uses of a Food Diary

Keeping a Food Diary

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