Free Printable Food Journal: 6 different designs! Track food, water, exercise, & more.
A food journal for whatever your needs.
I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Well, since 7th grade. In case you’re curious, the exact day would be when I bent over once and my great-uncle made a “rrrriiiippppp” noise behind me. As if my behind were so massive it was going to rip out my jean skirt. I blushed bright red. I couldn’t look my uncle or my grandfather (to whom he made the comment) in the face for the rest of the day.
Looking at a calendar, that means I’ve been worried about my weight for over 2 decades. I bet you can guess that I’ve learned a little about what works. And what doesn’t. And food journals work.
I have SIX different food journals below! They come in horizontal and vertical. I have one that spans multiple pages in case you need more room for notes. I also have a grayscale one if you’re trying to save on the printer ink. Some include spots for stats, motivational quotes, and more.
• Print options: regular paper works just fine, especially as you’ll be printing weekly! You can use card stock if you’re constantly moving it, though, or looking for something more durable.
• All of the files are in pdf below. Click on the download button.
• The default size of these is full-page. However, if you want a smaller size or to fit into a planner you already use, simply reduce the print size! If you’re looking on how to resize printables, check out my post: “How to Resize Printables to Fit Your Planner.”
You can find more printables like this on the page dedicated to “Health & Motivation Printables.”
Why to use a food journal
Weight loss is one. Did you know one of the biggest factors when it comes to losing weight is tracking what you eat? Yep. Just tracking causes you to be more aware and naturally eat less.
Researchers in one study found that “people keeping a food diary six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept food records one day a week or less.”
Another reason for a food diary is keeping track of water intake. Water intake is vital to not only weight loss, but to general health. For those with specific health concerns, tracking food is even more important.
If you’re super-serious about tracking your food, you might want to invest in a food journal instead of having to print off sheets every week.
If you’re looking for a lifestyle change, the Complete Fitness and Nutrition Journal is the one I would recommend. This is only if you’re wanting to track your workout along with your food intake.
If you’re looking for something that tracks just your food, I recommend, Boxclever Food Journal. It has plenty of space for tracking, as well as a weight chart.
Finally, if you want to attack your journey in neat 90-day plans, the Hello New Me is perfect. It’s specifically designed to keep you motivated for a 90 day journey to a new you.
Weekly free printable Food JOurnal
The area for tracking calories is a bit smaller, but there is extra room for tracking exercise. There is also a decent size stats/misc. area in case you’re making additional notes. I often note weight, measurements, or specific food goals (such as veggie servings or whole grains) in the last column. There is space at the top for making a weekly goal as well as writing a motivational quote.
This journal is actually 4 pages long, don’t get confused by the two images above. The first image (it has two day’s worth of tracking) has extended room for tracking meals and snacks. If you’re being very specific, this is a good journal. It also has more room for writing. There is also room to track food, water, and exercise. The second image is the end of week. It includes the day 7 food journal as well as a summary section. I really, really like this aspect of the journal. You can glance at week start and end, what you did well, and what you want to work on next week.
I hope you found something helpful above! As I said, if you need something in particular and didn’t see it, let me know. I might create it in the future just for you.
Comment below letting me know which journal you like the best! I’m thinking about making some more.
So join me today. Embrace health.