We originally launched our Printable Diet and Health Journal over a decade ago. It’s been downloaded and used by tens of thousands of people, and even distributed by doctors to their patients. So I’m happy to announce the New and Improved Version that is now fillable, saveable, shareable, and printable! And it’s still FREE!
FREE Diet and Health Journal now Fillable, Saveable, and Printable!
Each field in our Diet & Health Journal can now be filled out electronically. You can log your symptoms and food consumption, save the journal to your files, and even email it to your physician, dietitian, or nutritionist. It’s also still printable, so you can alternatively print it and fill it out by hand. It’s your choice!
What is the FREE Diet and Health Journal?
It’s a detailed journal to help guide you through tracking health, wellness, and dietary details. It includes two weeks (14 days), and each day has the following sections.
- A Symptom Checklist that covers all of the most common dietary symptoms, from digestive to respiratory, plus room for you to add your own. Each symptom has a 1 to 10 ranking for severity.
- A Diet Journal Space to list your daily eats.
- Daily Reminders to check in with your overall wellness.
- Extra Room for Notes that you might use to jot down relevant activities, stressors, exercise, or other things might affect the day’s health.
What Can it be Used For?
Our Diet and Health Journal was originally created to go along with our Dairy-Free Challenge, but we encourage you to use it for any dietary tracking needs. It’s helpful for identifying foods that you may be intolerant, sensitive, or allergic to. It can also help assess any direct correlations between foods and symptoms, or help recognize any diet changes that might be helpful for other health issues.*
Here are the three primary reasons that your physician, nurse, dietitian, or nutritionist might recommend this diet and health journal.
- Elimination Diets. Many medical and dietary professionals recommend elimination diets, like the Dairy-Free Challenge, to their patients. They are still the gold standard for identifying food issues, such as food intolerance, food sensitivities, or food allergies. Using this journal in conjunction with your elimination diet can help you track anything that could be important to your diagnosis.*
- Dietary Log. Gastroenterologists, allergists, dermatologists, and even ENTs frequently assess diet when considering different diagnoses. Imagine the time, money, and multiple visits it could save if you come prepared with your own journal! It can also be useful going forward for any dietary tracking requested by your doctor, dietitian, or nutritionist.*
- Symptom Tracking. It can help your doctor see if your symptoms appear or get worse after consuming a certain type of food, doing a particular activity, or during certain times of the day or month.*
What is the Dairy-Free Challenge?
The Dairy-Free Challenge is a brief 10-day dairy elimination trial to help you “test” if a dairy-free diet improves your health and well-being.* As mentioned, I originally designed the Diet and Health Journal as an aid to the Dairy-Free Challenge. Many people use this in conjunction with my flagship book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook.
Download the FREE Diet and Health Journal
This is a PDF file; to use it, you must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (it’s Free!). Without it, you may just see a blank page!
*Always consult a medical professional before undergoing any change in your diet. This journal is not intended to diagnose, treat, or advise you any way. It is just a resource for informational purposes. If you have any new or concerning symptoms, see your physician. If you have any severe symptoms, seek emergency care.