When I was in school, lots of my nutrition classes involved projects where we had to keep food journals and analyze our intake. I’d expected it to seem tedious, but it was amazing what I learned from getting an honest look at what I put in my mouth over the course of the day.

WIAW 226Whether you have a specific health goal in mind or are just curious to gain a little more insight into your habits, tracking your intake for even a few days can show you a lot. I recently wrote a post for The Lady Project on some of the things you can learn from keeping a food journal.

Have you ever kept a food journal? 

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