Do you keep a food journal?

Michele Michele
I am currently keeping a food journal of everything my son eats. He's working on his health. I'm curious as to whether or not others keep a food journal for themselves as well?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes
Bex1331 , TransMarc , Love Obsessed , - Kira - , hot lil momma
5  (16%)
No
Lizard , Sir , FHeemz , ghalik , humpday , deltalima , Rossie , rockblenny , LaSchwartz , Allstars316 , Stinkytofu10 , freud13 , vanilla&chocolate , Bullfroggy and Rose , Kissy , darthkitt3n , digit88 , married with children , dv8 , Scrawberry78
20  (65%)
Use to but, not anymore
bayosgirl , nanamondoute , Taylor , J5ive , Rey , Anne
6  (19%)
Other
Total votes: 31
Poll is closed
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Bex1331 Bex1331
Used to for almost a year then I got lazy, I'm back to it now though.
06/09/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
I tried...for maybe a month...then got too lazy. I just try to eat in moderation -- eat more veggies, don't eat fat, etc.
06/09/2012
Lizard Lizard
Nope
06/09/2012
Michele Michele
We've had to modify a lot of the way we eat. I have to make meals 2 different ways since my husband doesn't eat 1/2 of what we are changing. It's been really helpful, I thought about starting a journal for myself but, it does take a lot of remembering to do my sons food and exercise journal.
06/09/2012
Sir Sir
No, I've actually never done that. I always track my meals mentally and while eating, but not a journal. I see no reason to.
06/09/2012
FHeemz FHeemz
I don't keep one, but now that you mention it, I really should. They can be really helpful...
06/09/2012
Rossie Rossie
I also helped my son kept a journal for couple of months, it was a part of his school project. I personally don't feel the need to keep track of what we eat, because I cook pretty balanced and healthy meals.
06/10/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
Yes I do, though sometimes I forget; I have to eat more proteins and less sugar. Oh, honey honey.
06/10/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
Yes,I do.I find if helpful to know what I've been eating everyday.
06/10/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I do. I use it to monitor my calories, protein, and sugar intake. I use My Fitness Pal which is an app for the iPhone and iPad. They also have a website so I can print out what I ate for the week and compare it to my mood charts and see how what I ate affected my mood.

I find that the food journal helps a lot. It makes me feel more accountable to what I eat. So if I feel like I want to sit down and eat a huge bag of candy, I'll have to look at the glaring red column in the "sugar" category. Then I'll feel bad, so I won't eat the candy.
06/10/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I do. Solely for making sure I'm getting all of the vitamins and minerals I need. As for calorie counting, I'm not strict with myself like that.
06/10/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
no but I should I need something to keep me on track.
06/10/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
No. But I try not to have the same food each night. Unless it is leftovers.
06/10/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Michele
I am currently keeping a food journal of everything my son eats. He's working on his health. I'm curious as to whether or not others keep a food journal for themselves as well?
No, but I should.
06/10/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I don't. I simply try to eat a balanced diet!
06/10/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
If I did it would make me wonder how I dont weigh 400 pounds
06/10/2012
Michele Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
I do. I use it to monitor my calories, protein, and sugar intake. I use My Fitness Pal which is an app for the iPhone and iPad. They also have a website so I can print out what I ate for the week and compare it to my mood charts and see how what I ... More
I need to check that site out. I'm on dial up and it's really slow for me. A lot of people suggest My Fitness pal.

I have an iphone but, it's prepaid and I don't get wifi on there unless I find a hot spot.
06/10/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
No. I used to try to keep a food journal, but I found that it just made me obsessive about my weight. Not a good thing for me.
06/11/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Michele
I am currently keeping a food journal of everything my son eats. He's working on his health. I'm curious as to whether or not others keep a food journal for themselves as well?
nope
06/11/2012
J5ive J5ive
I used to but stopped
06/11/2012
Rey Rey
I used to, for weight loss.
It does serve a purpose in tracking what you eat and keeps you accountable.

However it's important to only do this in short term for weight loss and not get obsessed and logging everything...
07/12/2012
Anne Anne
It's important to keep a dairy of your food, and I don't think it's a bad idea to record that for yourself, or your son. It's not just for weight loss purposes, my brother records his food logs because he's diabetic and wants to remain healthy. People think that this is ONLY for weightloss purposes, and they're not. I personally wanted to make sure I was getting all my nutrients, as well as maintaining a balanced diet.
07/12/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
I use my fitness pal so I hold myself accountable
07/12/2012
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Unique posters: 22