Day 1 Healthy Eating: Keeping track of what you eat

My New Year’s resolution this year was to eat healthy, and I considered keeping records of my meals to be an important part of that process. I’d also included a sub-clause where I exercise regularly.

I am proud to say that I have successfully recorded my meals in a food journal (okay, a regularly notebook) for the past six months. Yay! This weekend, I decided to use a Chapters gift card to treat myself to a diet and fitness journal, whose pages are already organized into perfect food-recording form.

Click on this image to view its inside pages. (photo credit: Peter Pauper Press)

I highly recommend this journal. Claudine Gandolfi provides some invaluable information in the first few pages of the book, walking readers through the importance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats before delving into portion sizes and fitness routines.

The book allows you to see whether you’re consuming enough calories, reaching your fibre intake, etc. You can also calculate how many calories you consume while exercising.

The book was published by Peter Pauper Press and can be purchased at your nearest Chapters or Indigo for $14.99 CDN. I would never force you to spend money; you can keep up with this new healthy eating routine with a simple notebook and pen, or even a computer document. But if you’re looking to buy a journal for this healthy journey, this is the one for you!

Today’s goal: Start recording what you eat.


If you don’t like the idea of keeping a portable book (who wouldn’t like this nice book?), try the Calorie Counter online. This online food journal gives you the nutritional information for all you eat (you have the option of inputting the information yourself) and provides a detailed analysis of how well you’re doing in terms of the major macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and more. You can keep track of your workouts too!

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  1. […] Day 1 Healthy Eating: Keeping track of what you eat […]

  2. […] Posted on July 24, 2010 by marisabaratta By now, you’ve gotten into the habit of recording what you eat, which not only helps you keep track of the progress you’re making, but also makes you more aware […]

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