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Top 5 Diet Journals

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Even with the rise of helpful diet tracking apps, there is still a use for an old-school diet journal.

But, because there are as many diet journals as there are diet apps, we’ve decided to make your life easier by listing the top 5 diet journals.

1) Hello New Me: A Daily Food and Exercise Journal to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Key Features

  • 90-day meal and activity tracker
  • Tracks each meal (and snacks), daily activity, and even how long you sleep
  • Added section for recording personal thoughts and notes
  • Section devoted to tracking emotional well-being during diet

The Hello New Me is much more than just a simple food and activity tracker (although it definitely does that as well).

It actively helps you to keep track of both your emotional and physical well-being during your diet.

It has sections dedicated to tracking the amount of sleep you are getting and tracking your emotions.

At first, this may sound unnecessary but consider that both of those things can seriously impact your ability to get healthy. Not getting enough sleep is terrible for your weight and your body as a whole.

Likewise, trying to lose weight while being stressed out or in an emotionally bad state is very difficult.

By helping you to track these things, the Hello New Me planner is going above and beyond what most other diet journals offer.

The only downside is that the book only covers 90-days, meaning you need to buy 4 just to see you through a single year.

They aren’t particularly expensive, but it’s a bit of a hassle.

2) 12-Week Food Journal and Fitness Tracker: Track Eating, Plan Meals, and Set Diet and Exercise Goals for Optimal Weight Loss

Key Features

  • Encourages you to set achievable goals
  • Acts as a weekly meal planner
  • Helps you to keep track of all kinds of nutrients and vitamins, in addition to calories and fat

12-weeks may not seem like all that long of a time to cover, but the Rockridge Press food journal more than makes up for that by the sheer amount of detail in this journal.

Each week you are given a goal planner that encourages you to set out goals and objectives that are realistic.

Likewise, the food planner not only lets you plan out your weekly meals, but it also lets you measure basically everything that you could think of.

So, not only can you measure expected things like calories, carbs, and fat count, but you can also measure things like sodium intake as well.

These things are just as important as carbs and calories but are often overlooked in many other diet journals.

Overall, the journal is easy to carry around, comprehensive, and affordable, so what’s not to love?

3) Daily Food Journal

Key Features

  • Compact, can easily be carried in a purse or a pocket
  • Discreet cover
  • Keeps track of exercise, calories, meals, and how much fruit/veggies you’ve eaten

This is the only journal on this list that is great on the go.

While the other journals can be carried around quite easily, this is the only one that’s really pocket sized.

So, you can easily carry this wherever you go.

This is great because it means that you can instantly jot down anything that you eat and any exercise that you do.

There’s no risk of going out and then forgetting what you need to jot down by the time you get home.

It offers you 3 months of space.

The journal is very affordable and easy to store, so stocking up isn’t all that difficult.

The only downside is that because of its small size, you have to be careful with your writing.

If it’s too big, you’ll run out of page space very quickly.

4) DIETMINDER Personal Food & Fitness Journal

Key Features

  • Compact, easily transportable diet journal
  • Comprehensive diet tracker
  • Keeps track of nutrients and calories consumed during each meal
  • Loaded with useful tips on how to measure weight, heart rate, calorie intake, etc
  • Contains a goal planner

Is The DIETMINDER Personal Food and Fitness Journal Worth Your Money?

This book is very well-designed.

It’s got a lot of pages in it, but it’s no bulky and it’s easy enough to fit into a bag or purse with ease.

So, you should be able to easily take this journal around with you wherever you go.

The actual journal itself is loaded with valuable charts, graphs, and other things to fill out.

Obviously, there is the typical calorie counter, where you fill out how many calories you consumed during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but there’s also much more.

For example, you can also keep track of how much physical activity you did, as well as how many nutrients of each kind you consumed.

Everything that relates to your physical health can be tracked in this journal.

This isn’t strictly a diet journal either, it actually contains a good number of facts and tips for you. It contains tips centering around different ways to measure calorie intake, weight gain, etc.

This is the sort of stuff that you wouldn’t get with a traditional diet app.

Overall, this is a very well-made diet journal and we genuinely can’t think of any drawbacks to this diet journal. It’s affordable and effective, what more could you want?

So, if you’re planning on starting a diet or if you’re already on one, we heavily recommend picking up the DIETMINDER Personal Food & Fitness Journal on Amazon, you’ll use it once and never want to live without it.

5) BookFactory Food Journal

Key Features

  • Keep track of 5 daily meals
  • Also lets you track fat, calories, carbs, water consumption. and protein
  • Keep track of starting weight, final weight, and how long it took you to get there

This is a great, affordable little diet journal.

It lets you keep track of everything related to food that you could possibly want to track.

So, of course, it lets you track calories and fat, but you can also track carbs, protein, and even how much water you’ve consumed in a day.

Plus, at the end of each day, there is a little notes section where you can jot down extra information that doesn’t already have an existing spot.

The journal lasts for 60-days.

With each day taking up two pages.

That may be a bit on the low side, but when you consider how affordable the journal is and how much information it allows you to keep track of, it ends up being a fairly minor complaint.

The only major complaint that one can levy against the journal is that it doesn’t have anything for keeping track of exercise.

For some, this will be a major issue, for others will be very minor as they may already use other apps for that.

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