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Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #009-- A Fresh Approach to the Bariatric Food Journal
June 22, 2022

Bariatric Food Journaling

Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #009 -- A Fresh Approach to the Bariatric Food Journal

In This Issue

1) A New Way to Keep a Food Journal
2) Pen and Paper or App?
You’ve likely kept a food diary at some point in your life.

You may have done so begrudgingly. Or you may have kept it so enthusiastically that you get mad at yourself or think you’ve done something “wrong” when you stop recording what you eat.

Well here’s a newsflash:

Nobody keeps a food diary every single day/week for their entire lives!

So try this new approach:

PLAN to Journal One Week Per Month

Plan to keep a food log JUST for the first week of every month.

It’s a planned way to be accountable to yourself on a regular basis. KNOWING and DOING are sometimes worlds apart. Checking in with yourself and doing an honest assessment on a regular basis will help keep you on course over the long haul.

If you've gotten off track and veered away from your good eating over the month, keeping a diet diary will help pull you back on track before you've gotten too far off.

A 1-week time frame is small enough to be considered manageable, yet it's plenty of time to re-connect to your good intentions.

A week has a defined beginning and end which makes keeping a food record more doable. Subconsciously you know you won't have to do a laborious task forever!!

"It's easy to eat more than you plan to. A food journal makes you more aware of exactly how much you're eating."

Pen and Paper or App?

It makes no difference what method you use to keep a food log! It's simply a matter of personal preference. Use what you feel most comfortable using.

Here’s a link to a free printable bariatric food journal if you prefer the old fashioned way (I still do!):


So make a a bare minimum...that you'll keep a weekly food journal for the first week of every month!

Use pen and paper or use an app. There is no wrong way to keep a food journal except NOT to keep one…for one week per month.

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In Health,

Suzette Kroll, RDN

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