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How to Use a Fod Diary

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Updated June 23, 2009

With PCOS, weight loss is a key element to managing the symptoms. When trying to lose weight, it's important to recognize what your typical diet consists of. A food diary is an excellent tool to help you do that. A food diary is a place where you can record everything that you eat for a few days to a couple of weeks. You can also use the food diary to record the number of calories, fat and anything else you would like to look at, like fiber or sugar.

Use this checklist and food diary each day for 2 weeks to record what you're eating and the nutritional information. It includes spaces for calories, fat and fiber content. Then, analyze the information to determine where you could eliminate extra calories and where you could improve your choices.

Day:

Water: _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

Protein: _____ _____ _____

Fruits/Vegetables: _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

Multivitamin: _____

Food Diary

Breakfast
FoodCaloriesFatFiber
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
Lunch
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
Dinner
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
Snacks
___________________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
Totals:_______________
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