Food Journals- help or hindrance ?

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Registered: 03-20-2009
Food Journals- help or hindrance ?
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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 3:54pm

Do you keep a food journal to track your food intakes, your emotions and any circumstances that may affect your mindset towards your ED ?



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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 4:48pm

Personally, I find it a hassle sometimes but I admit journaling is my lifeline.

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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 1:48pm

Hey Maryah,

do you find the journal is more or less effective than talking with a therapist?



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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 7:35pm

I kept a journal for my therapist. So, I had my journal for an outlet and my therapist to help me deal with it. However, I don't necessarily have to have a therapist for everything now. I like to have one to kinda monitor me and help me maintain stability.

Journaling is the brunt of my outlet and coping now and can be just as effective as therapy for me. That is, as long as I'm stable enough to utilize the healthy tools I've learned to cope with stuff that comes out. I think it's important to have a strong support to help you manage tough issues you encounter. Obviously someone you can totally trust. Fortunately, my bf is a gem so that helps me alot. Before then I did have a really good therapist helping me. Now I'm fairly good at just journaling and somewhat being my own therapist.

Definitely, I'm all for journaling! It's a major help!! Sometimes just having a release is all that is needed. Just being

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 10:15am

Hey Maryah,

you have inspired me to try this method. My DP, like your bf, is excellent and supportive. The more I think about it, the more I feel it may help me.

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