Keeping a food journal is one of the most mindful ways to understand how the food you eat have a direct effect on how you feel.
You can choose from a blank page journal to one that is made specifically for food journaling like this one, you will be using it to keep daily track of what you are eating and how you are feeling.
Simply write down what you eat with date and time. Journal how you feel 20 mins after and 2hrs after. This habit draws awareness to your daily eating and lifestyle habits. If you experience certain signs and symptoms from foods, a food diary can be a useful reference to track possible food allergens or sensitivities.
Physical symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Fatigue, Insomnia, Shakiness, High energy, Focus, Strength, Bright eyes, Alertness
Emotional Symptoms: Anxious. Depressed. Restless. Irritable. Agitated. Energized. Humorous. Happy. Interested. Calm
If you happen to miss recording certain meals or foods – don’t stress. You can always pick up from where you left off. Once you begin to make clear connections between physical symptoms, emotions and food – you may find that you no longer need to record everything you eat. Use this helpful tool at your convenience.
This helps to sharpen your intuition so that we can move into intuitive eating.
With so much love and care!