Do you have a food journal? Does it help you keep track of your health?
Today I am answering a reader’s question – the question comes from Sara.
I was wondering if you could address how you keep a food/symptom journal. I’ve started and stopped journaling about my gut issues numerous times but always get overwhelmed. Because I have numerous issues that I THINK stem from my gut (hormonal stuff, a little bit of anxiety/depression, etc.) it’s hard to keep straight what may be helping one thing but not another. It’s also hard to keep all of the food straight, i.e.: My stomach feels better today, is that because of the banana I ate yesterday afternoon? Or is the oatmeal I’ve had for breakfast for the past week helping? Or is it just a crazy fluke and will be back to hurting again tomorrow?
How to keep a food journal for gut, hormonal and skin health
Quick recap of video:
Tips to keep a good food journal to help you learn your body and heal
1 – Be as detailed as you can. Keep track of everything.
2 – Keep going even if your symptoms are better.
3 – Write in journal after each meal.
4 – Keep it all in one journal.
5 – DATE IT!!! So important to write the dates.
6 – Pictures. Another way to keep track of how well your are doing.
Resources I mentioned in video: I have no affiliation with them
Hope you enjoyed my tips and in the video I shared all my mistakes I made so you can avoid them.
Leave me a comment below if there is something I missed or share how you food journal.