The only way of knowing if you have a food intolerance problem is to eliminate suspect foods from your diet and then test them. If you need to do this for more than one food or for any food chemical you will inevitably get confused.
Trying to remember what you ate, when you ate it, and how you felt is never easy. Just try remembering what you ate a week ago and how you felt - it's virtually impossible.
What is a food diary?
A food diary (sometimes called a food journal) is a detailed record, kept by you, of the food you have eaten and tested and your health during that time.
If you are serious about your food testing you will need to keep a detailed record of everything that you eat and the best way of doing this is through a food diary.
A food diary is your record and your evidence of the changes that take place. Make using one an absolute priority.
Where do I get one?
You can make your own or download a free copy of the 'Print for Yourself' Food Diary from this site.
If you want to make your own, purchase a notebook and mark out the pages so that you can write down the foods (all the ingredients) you eat on one side and how you feel on the other. Allocate a page to each day and away you go.
Remember your diary becomes your evidence - keep it neat and tidy so
that if you need to show it to a doctor he can read it.
The free Print for Yourself Diary is based on the A4
Spiral Bound Diary that I used to produce for myself and, at one time,
sold via this site.
This diary was produced as a result of my own experience with notebooks that soon got into a mess. I wanted something I could check through quickly and find the information I was after. Getting organised was the only way - hence the food diary.
The pages in the Print For Yourself Diary can be printed as often as needed, and in whatever quantity you need, and can be either spiral bound for you by a local copy shop or kept neatly in a file or a ring binder. You could also have pages for each family member.
An added bonus of this diary is that it will make your food intolerance testing look more professional and also any doctor will find it easier to follow than a homemade notebook. Having said that please do not be put of from making your own. It is far more important that you use one rather than worrying about how it looks.
The free Print For Yourself Diary
The free Print For Yourself Diary contains all the key pages that you need to create your own diary.
Just click on the link below and you can get started straight away.
You are welcome to print pages from the Food Diary for yourself and for other people. You may also copy the Food Diary and pass it on to others who may be interested.
The Food Diary may also be made available for free download from web sites other than www.foodcanmakeyouill.co.uk on condition that no alterations are made to the Diary and no charge is made.
Right click on the link below and select 'Save Target As'
Please note that the Food Diary requires Adobe Reader to be installed on your computer. If you do not already have it installed on your computer, Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free - simply click on the icon below and follow the instructions.