Do you keep a food journel?

United States
November 3, 2009 6:07pm CST
I don't and it probaly be a good idea! I know it can help people to lose wieght! I have done this in the past but I never keep it up! How about anyone else?
8 responses
@jb78000 (15163)
4 Nov 09
well i don't need to lose weight so i haven't done this but it sounds like a good idea if you do because we all eat more than we think - i just thought through what i ate yesterday. my first reply would have been three meals but actually there were also: a packet of crisps, an extra lunch (just a sandwich), lots of orange juice, some fruit, and i ate more what i had for dinner much later in the evening. that is practically the same again in terms of calories.
• United States
6 Nov 09
Most I should do this because I can be a 'mindless eater"! I will eat stuff doing the day and I won't realize just how much I eat or amount of what I ate. Then when I do I'm like "what was I thinking?" or "I shouldn't done that?". I also need to lose weight or least try to eat better! Not easy to do!
@jb78000 (15163)
6 Nov 09
i don't really believe in dieting, although i suppose if you are eating a lot of stuff for no reason then perhaps you should stop doing that. however i think exercise and perhaps changing (but not necessarily reducing) what you eat is the answer.
@thea09 (18314)
• Greece
6 Nov 09
You'll be bigger than your rats soon if you carry on pigging out like that JB. Crisps are evil but the fruit was good.
• Malaysia
30 Jan 12
Dear Blue To be honest with you I myself don't do it. Why? It does not really serve the person to lose weight or maintain an ideal weight. What is important is to be able to keep a note of the food you eat and then decide what is healthy food or not. The food we eat such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fruits must be classified in terms of your body requirements. Always remember that to lose weight means eating less and more often. Drink plenty of water preferably 1 gallon per day. Learn to eat what your body tells you. Diet is not a prison sentence. Exercise restrains wherever possible. OK? Thanks. Love:Bro. Joe. GBU.
• United States
1 Feb 12
I am not a consistent person,in most things in my life. So I will never do a food journel again! It is pointless! It is also piontless you responding to my disscussion on the weight issue. So if you do again I will not be responding back. Just a warning! You are not helping and really making things worse!
• United States
28 Nov 09
Oh I should i should keep a food journal. I eat when I'm stressed sometimes. even though I've been losing weight. I've had a stressful life these days. I'm sad. I think a food journal can help you lose weight. I've kept one before. It did.
• United States
29 Nov 09
I should keep a food journel but I know I never will keep it up! i'm great at starting things and then giving up on them! Thanks for the response!
• China
4 Nov 09
what's the way? I am obessed by my weight.Please tell me the way to losing weight more detailed. Thank you very much.
• United States
6 Nov 09
I should do what I say! The best way to lose wieght is to eat healthy,make life style changes,exercise and be determed! My weight problem is more then that! To long of a story to get into! I will say I hope I will doing something soon before it gets a lot worse!
@thea09 (18314)
• Greece
4 Nov 09
Hi bluespacker, do you mean like a calorie counter, I saw them do that on 'The Biggest Loser Australia' which I pick up through youtube and they have facilities now to keep an online journal to monitor calories. I've never done anything like this as I think that the best way of keeping the weight off is just to try and eat healthily and only indulge in the bad foods occasionaly rather than daily. A diet of processed or sugary food should be avoided as consistency is the key rather than yo yo dieting. The programme does show some really intersting facts though regarding the dreaded calories in foodstuffs one can underestimate such as an obscene amount of 8 spoonfuls of sugar in just one glass of coca cola. People should be more educated to avoid such empty calorific laden substances.
• United States
6 Nov 09
thanks for the response.
@cerebellum (3869)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I do keep a record of what I eat and how many calories etc. It does seem to help me not overeat especially late night snacks. I don't eat anything that I don't want to write down and if I get to my calorie intake for the day I know it is time to quit. If I don't know the caloric content of a food, I will pass on it. I think I drink more water also. I don't want to use the calories on beverages so I go for water.
• United States
21 Dec 09
I have started one before, and I wish I would keep it up! For some reason I just can't seem to update it daily. It's a very useful tool, and while I have failed to keep it up before, I believe I should start again. While I was using it on a day to day basis [for a good two weeks] it really did help me see what I should and should not eat. I have found a good website online that helps with this. Not only that but it has informative articles, ways to keep track of your exercise, what you should use as a target calorie intake daily, and so much more! It's been slowly helping me [when I can remember to go on that site!] and I think the next step for me is to remind myself to go on once a day to update things.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I do not do this at all. I have thought about doing it to try to keep track of my food intake also. I have a hard time when it comes to losing weight. I mainly eat what I want most of the time and try to exercise more.