What is Food Diary?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: MyFitnessPal


A food diary is used to keep track of foods consumed by an individual. Food sensitivities or calorie restriction are two common reasons to keep a food diary.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 1
Poor awareness of decision consequences 2 2
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Oral allergy syndrome 1 0
Weight gain 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Food Diary

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 1
Nausea 1


Based on patients currently using Food Diary

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Food Diary

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Food Diary


Currently using Food Diary

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Food Diary

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Food Diary.