How to make a decent Food Diary

How to make a decent Food Diary

In another question thread, several people have mentioned that at points they have made Food Diaries to help them figure out allergies and symptoms. I would like everyone to share here their strategies in making a good Food Diary so we can help the newly diagnosed or those who have recently developed a new food allergy to join their regular food allergies.

I have another health problem (Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis) that is also affected by food, so I just used the same kind of… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

The hard part is including ALL ingredients. So if you eat a packaged food, remember to write down all 20 plus ingredients. That trained me fast to look for foods that had 5 or fewer ingredients, just so I could have an easier time identifying what I actually had been exposed to.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

For me one of the big things in avoiding any problems is to eat food that you cook yourself. All processed food is best avoided in my opinon!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have not done a food dairy and probably ought too. Just have not been able to get there.
I always thought a calendar might be helpful, could just write foods there and how I feel daily and go back and track that way. I have not done this yet, lol

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Absolutely Sue. I am really lucky as my husband does all the cooking!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I agree I have found that processed foods are more likely to have hidden allergens or be cross contaminated and they aren't really healthy for you anyway!

posted almost 2 years ago
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