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food diary to determine food sensitivities

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM

has anyone tried to determine food sensitivities through use of a food diary? if so, what format did you use? right now i have two columns. on one side i just write down when and what i ate, and on the other, i highlight anything in regards of physical reactions i have -- how my sleep was that night, any digestive trouble, congestion, anxiety, etc. any other suggestions?

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on January 13, 2012
at 12:59 AM

yea true...i figured that since i don't vary my diet tooooo much from a day to day basis, i might be able to at least detect basic patterns. then i might start eliminating certain things and playing around with the diet and food combinations.

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on January 12, 2012
at 08:01 PM

Oops, that ought to be "any unusual reaction". I do wish there were an edit function in the comment feature.

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Meret, that is what I do. When I eat what and any unusually reaction, either pleasant or unpleasant. I just use a calendar. I add or eliminate only one thing at a time, for several weeks, so that I can pinpoint the consequences of the choice, without having made any other change in my food plan or lifestyle. Hope this helps a bit. :)

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on January 12, 2012
at 04:10 PM

I just use a "plan.txt" and an entry usually looks like this:

8:00am:

  • chicken
  • lard
  • carrots
  • etc.

unfotunately there are also some entries like that:

6:00pm:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • etc.

I know it's not easy to log every single reaction and ingredient, but it will pay off

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on January 12, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Food reactions can take up to a week to show up, although most will show up within 72 hours. Are you taking your diet down to very simple basics and then adding back or just looking for some patterns?

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on January 13, 2012
at 12:59 AM

yea true...i figured that since i don't vary my diet tooooo much from a day to day basis, i might be able to at least detect basic patterns. then i might start eliminating certain things and playing around with the diet and food combinations.

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