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Looking for food diary

Posted by ginnyginny (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 21, 10 at 13:00

I am looking on the web for a template for a food diary. Not having much luck finding what I want. I've been advised to keep a food diary to help me begin to figure out if I have a dairy or gluten allergy.

What would be perfect would be a page for each day that allows you to list the food you ate, the amount, the time etc., and then say at the bottom, have boxes to mark off when you had your "10 fruits and vegetables" they are now recommending.

I know I could make something myself but I'm not that good with creating such things on the computer.

At 65 I no longer want to try to diet, what I do want to do is be more attentive to what I am eating. I've done a lot of reading and the bottom line is that the food we eat today is killing us. The food our parents ate did not and that's why many of them died of old age instead of cancer, heart disease, diabetes etc.

In a nutshell the Mediterranean diet is probably our best answer. Of course we need to try and eliminate or greatly reduce white flour, white sugar, processed foods, meat, and a few other things that don't immediately come to mind. If we begin to make those changes and try to walk for 30 minutes 5 days a week, we will be well on our way to weight loss and the most important thing, better health.


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RE: Looking for food diary

Hi, Ginny,

I use a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that I made myself. If you are somewhat proficient with Excel it may be useful to you and you are welcome to have a copy. You could send me an email with your email address. If you click on my profile, I believe there is an option that allows you to email members.

Would you consider an online food journal? They are great. They have a database of foods and nutrition information, so you just select the foods you ate during the day, and the computer will calculate your daily calories as well as the carbs, protein, fat, and lots of other nutrition information. is a popular one, and they have a home computer version that they sell for about $30, I think.

My favorite is the USDA Mypyramidtracker. This is provided by our government so there is no advertising and no worry about getting spam from the site.

If you want something real simple that doesn't calculate anything for you, like a Microsoft Word template, there are lots of those at the Microsoft Office Online web site.

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA Mypyramid

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