I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Well, since 7th grade. Looking at a calendar, that means I’ve been worried about my weight for over 2 decades. It sounds depressing when you put it like that.
Only recently, I had a mind-set switch. I’m worried about getting healthy. Not necessarily what the image in the mirror looks like. Maybe it’s getting older. Or wiser. Or just more tired. But whether your concern is health or image, food tracking is vital.
There are a lot of different reasons 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. 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.
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.
And if you’re looking for something in particular, let me know. I’ll see what I can do! Some of my most popular printables have been reader requests.
• 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.”
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.
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.