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Keep a Daily Diary of Food Intake - You Are What You EAT

Posted Mar 17 2011 7:38pm
If you are what you eat, most people in America ought to be having an identity crisis.
That's because most people really have no idea what they're actually eating every day. Research shows that most people have an idea about what they're eating that is quite a bit off from the reality about what they're eating.

So one of the most effective tools we've used for helping people assess their weight and nutritional issues is the dietary diary. For some, being required to actually write down everything that goes into their mouth can be a real eye-opener. There are people who have looked back over a diary and realized they hadn't eaten a bite of fresh fruit or vegetable for days at a time!
For dieticians, a daily food diary is a critical part of patient assessment and treatment planning, but you can learn an awful lot about yourself, your habits and your needs just by keeping an honest diary for even a few days.
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