Category Archives: 2: Keep a Diet Diary

New Diet Diary Video

What’s in the Diet Diary Video

Diana shows what to put in your diet diary so you can discover patterns in your own eating habits.

A study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, found that dieters who kept track of what they eat lost almost double the weight of those who diet without keeping track. Tracking your food is also a great way to know what you are eating throughout the day. Many people are surprised that they eat more than they think they do. It also helps you see changes over time that you might not notice from day to day.

Watch the What to Put in a Diet Diary video.

Keep a Diet Diary

cherrystemalonecolorYour Diet Diary

To be the best Round Dieter you can be, you will need to keep a diet diary. To keep your own diet diary, follow these steps for each snack, meal and morsel that passes your lips.

  • Buy a small notebook that you can keep with you where ever you go.
  • Write down exactly what you eat and drink. Make note of portion sizes.
  • Jot down when and where you eat.
  • Note who you ate with or if you ate alone.
  • Use smiley or sad faces or other emoticons to show how you feel.
  • Begin journaling the day you start your Round Diet.
  • Include any diet visualization notes and draw any images.
  • Look at your diary often to look for patterns, along with what works and does not work.
  • Use colored pencils, pens and other festive drawing and writing tools that you thought were just for kids.