Correct recording in the diary

You will determine the days for keeping track of your nutrition in the food diary together with the clinical dietitian or doctor. 

The diary must often include several days, also weekends (Saturdays or/and Sundays), when eating habits are different than the habits during working days. 

Each day is started with a new date, which is select in the field "Diary of the day:" 

The food diary should be kept as regularly as possible. 

It is the best to record the meal as soon as you have eaten it, even if very small. Do not forget to enter the coffee or other beverages you drink casually with friends or in the bar. Enter the piece of chocolate or a handful of nuts you ate while working or watching television. Additions of some "less" important foods, such as salt, sugar, oil dressing, herbs and spices, are a very important part of the diet. In the evening you should review your diary, if you forgot to write something.

Be attentive to details.

The measured or weighted amounts of the meals, snacks and the drank liquids should be recorded as accurately as possible (e.g. if you ate a sandwich, it is not correct to write: 110 g sandwich, but 55 g white roll, 20 g gouda cheese, 10 g butter, 20 g cooked prosciutto, 10 g sour cucumber). Measure the volume of beverages in a measuring cup and indicate the quantity in ml or dcl. 
For diluted fruit juices measure and indicate the volume of juice and water separately. When you do not manage to weigh the ingested food, specify the portion size (e.g. 1 glass (2 dl, 3 dl) of water, a cup of milk, a piece of bread with 1 teaspoon butter, 1 small plate of roasted potatoes, a piece of cake with 2 teaspoons cream, etc.). Most industrially prepared products usually have the weight specified on the packaging.

Use a kitchen scale.

You will need a kitchen scale and a measuring cup for weighting and measuring. The best scales are those where the weight can be set to zero. Put empty plate, cup or glass onto the scale and set the mass back to zero or write down the weight on a piece of paper. Then weigh the same plate, cup or glass together with food and read the weight. If you did not eat or drink all, weigh the remainder of food at the end of the meal and subtract it from the food weight. When listing the quantities, indicate whether the food has been weighed before or after cooking. This is particularly important for pasta, rice, beans, etc.
Eat at home.

You can keep the most precise track of your nutrition, if you eat at home where you have all the necessary accessories and you can prepare your meals by yourself. If you do not shop or cook yourself, you should get help in managing your diary by your relatives or friends.

Keep track of the physical activity.

Keep track of your own physical activity and enter it directly into the the diary by selecting activities and indicating the duration of activity.

While keeping the diary, maintain your normal eating and physical activity habits!