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The Mayo Clinic Diet Journal: A handy companion journal Diary – January 1, 2012
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Here's what I like about the journal and why I find it more helpful than a blank notebook to keep notes: Each day there are blank spaces to prompt me to write my goal and thoughts on how the day went. There are well designed columns for recording servings each day, as well as a daily space for exercise. There is a motivational tip each day and they have nudged my decisions when I have read them. The weekly synopsis is a nice way for me to see what I've decided over the week, to see what's worked and what hasn't. I think of this journal as a personal nutritional coach who nudges me but doesn't annoy me.
What I haven't used - the weekly meal planner. This could be handy if used, but nope, I'm not THAT obsessive.
What I don't like - the green printing is difficult for me to read easily (I'm in the stage of needing reading glasses). Okay, so they don't want people to photocopy the pages, but come on Mayo, think about everyone with less than stellar eyesight! Doesn't meet accessibility standards for reading, that's for sure.
I like a deal, so I scoured the used books to find one of these w/out writing in it. Not easy, but it is possible.
Lastly - I intend to lose another 10# so am going to buy a second journal and stick with thiis till I get to my target. I am starting to experiment w/ not recording on some days to see how that goes. After all, I don't plan to do the recording forever.
I didn't use everything, what I found most useful were the daily page to record goals, activities and what I ate, the habit tracker and the weight loss graph. Instead of recording exchanges and what I ate from the food pyramid, I simply recorded the foods and calories. I used this journal that way carefully every day for 10 weeks, lost 11% of my weight and brought my blood sugar into the middle of the normal range. Also reduced my cholesterol.
I still need to lose some more weight and I am ordering another copy of the journal. I tried copying the pages but somehow that hasn't worked for me - I seem to need the journal.
The journal is divided into sections for the quick start diet. You record your daily goal and intake. Record your exercise activities daily and monitor your weigh weekly. There are words of encouragement and reminders if you go off program. Reviewing your log helps to identify what steps your failed to follow and the results. The journal has helped me to keep on track. I record at the end of each day and then review the past few days. I am at the end of the first section and will progress to the next level of the diet in a couple of days. The diet works if you follow the guidelines and suggestions.