Re: Food Journals
i keep a food journal. i'm not really sure how helpful it is for me, but it doesn't negatively affect me, so i just keep doing it. it's basically just a list of the times and what i ate all day. the reason i'm not sure how helpful it is for me is cuz i think about food 24/7, so i already have each day totally worked out in my head and could probably write the damn thing down at 7am and only be off by 15 minutes or so.
so yeah, that's basically what it is. i think it's pretty important for people who don't correctly follow their food plan, so their therapist/nutritionist can see what they're ACTUALLY eating. but i follow mine, so i don't know what it really does for me.
that being said, it IS a nice, convenient place for me to record my thoughts and feelings about the food i eat so when i go to therapy on Saturday i can actually look and see how my week has been. do you know what i mean? it's good for keeping track, but sometimes i worry that it's just tightening my control over every little thing that has to do with food. like sometimes, it'll be 2:52 and i'll be hungry for my snack, but i'll force myself to wait till 3:00 because it looks "better" in my journal. weird, i know.
but yeah, i don't think a food journal is harmful and it's not really a pain to do it. i'm not sure i totally understand why i'm supposed to keep one, but i kind of like it anyway. hope this helps!