How To Use a Food Journal – Episode 09
Author:Kristin Longacre

September 29, 2021

Food journaling is something that taught me about my body. Above all diets, counting macros, calories, etc. the most basic and informative way to be on top of your health is to write it all down. 

In this week’s episode of the podcast I am sharing all of my information on food journaling: 

  • What to write
  • How to write it
  • What the rules are (hint: there are no rules) 

Click here to download your free food journal.

The absolute most basic Food Journal Template:

  • What did you eat?
  • What time did you eat?
  • How did your body feel 30 minutes after you ate it?

Some other questions that you could answer:

  • How was the food eaten?
  • Were you rushing to practice or eating it while you cleaned up for the night?
  • Did you sit down at a table and enjoy a nice meal?
  • How did you feel 30 minutes before the meal/snack?
  • What was your mood like?
  • Were you getting crabby?
  • Were you starving?
  • Did the food satisfy your hunger?
  • Did you enjoy the food?
  • How long did it take to eat the food?
  • Did you shovel it in or did you take some time to enjoy your food?

This might seem like a lot to write down, that’s why I recommend starting with the basics and then adding on based on your long-term goals.


Hey There, I’m Kristin! I have a strong passion for helping women make small changes in their everyday lives that add up to the healthy life they desire. Whether it’s a mom looking to find her confidence or a family who needs help making changes in the kitchen I believe every health goal can be accomplished.

How to Use A Food Journal