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Food Journal definition

A detailed record of the food and drink you consume over a given period of time. For example, one day, one week, or one month. A food journal may be hand written, typed, or kept online using a variety of websites and/or programs.

Details recorded may include the number of calories in your food, the time of day you ate, and your level of hunger when you ate.

A food journal is commonly used to identify eating patterns, track calories, and to identify changes that can be made.

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