Keeping a health diary can you can see what foods may have caused your blood sugar to spike, and how exercise may help bring it back down again.
Health logs raise your awareness of the choices you make that impact your weight. They can help you deter from bad habits like mindless eating in front of the TV and grazing .
On the flip side, health diaries can also promote better health habits. Studies have shown that keeping a daily food diary as part of a diet plan can double a person’s weight loss (compared to people who don’t log food intake). That makes logging your meals really pay off. For those that are more comfortable using their smartphones and apps, there are lots of great apps and trackers that can be used instead of a traditional journal.
This message for Healthy Living is brought to you by the Warm Springs Diabetes Program.