The Food Diary in the Wild: Audrey's and Intuitive Eating
Food diaries aren’t just for people with food intolerances or chronic illnesses. They’re a fantastic tool for understanding how your habits and diet affect your health and wellness overall.
Discover how Audrey used hers as a guide for her intuitive eating…
Every month in our newsletter we feature a diary in the wild...in other words, we love to tell the stories of diary users: what they use them for, how they're getting on, their stories. You can sign up to read them first here.
In March it was Audrey from Shannon, Ireland's turn to give us a peak into how she uses her diary...
"So, I've been using the diary for a few weeks now, and I bought it as part of a mindful eating practice I've started. Basically, I want to end emotional eating. I'm a slim person and weight isn't really an issue, but I do find myself eating unhealthy 'comfort' foods more and more, and I don't feel great because of it.
By tracking my mood and daily diet, I thought I'd confirm that I'm eating way too much - hence the slight weight gain. That just hasn't been the lesson. I actually eat very little, but what I have been eating is full of fat and the bad stuff, as I call it. I've also noticed that my water consumption had gone down to pretty much a measly glass a day!! I've been surviving on tea and coffee! I know it sounds obvious, and you may think this stuff isn't rocket science, but I'm amazed at what I was wasn't seeing without this diary.
The diary and mindful eating isn't a weight-loss diet for me. These are tools I'm using to bring awareness to my eating patterns, and I can't recommend the diary enough in that regard.
I'm a fan for life! And, I won't lie, it helps that the diary looks gorgeous!"
Thank you Audrey! If you love a good nosy into other people's food diary habits as we do, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter and they'll drop straight into your inbox!
Ps: if you're a diary user and love it so much that you want to share your story, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'my diary story!'. We love love love reading and sharing them!