Reverse Diabetes: The Food Diary

The Reverse Diabetes Food Diary gives you a bird's-eye view of your diet and eating habits to track your successes and opportunities for growth.

The better you pay attention to what—and when!—you’re eating, the better your chances will be to manage the way you feel. This Reverse Diabetes Food Diary, which accompanies the latest edition of the Reader’s Digest Reverse Diabetes book, gives you a bird’s-eye view of your diet so you can mindfully start to track your cravings, the moments it’s tough to stay disciplined, and the strategies that helped you make healthy choices.

During the Reverse Diabetes 12-Week Challenge, use this Food Diary to record what you eat and drink, including the time you eat it and the circumstances (such as “dinner with the kids” or “popcorn at the movies”).

At the end of the week, take a look back to note any patterns in your eating habits: Do you snack before bed? Crack open a soda a few times a day? Opt for takeout over home cooking? With your diet habits on paper, you’ll be better able to spot simple ways you can keep improving your choices to manage your blood sugar, insulin, weight, and more.


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Miranda Manier
Miranda is the Associate Editor for and The Healthy section of Reader's Digest magazine. Previously, Miranda was a producer at WNIT, the PBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana; and the producer in residence for Minneapolis TV news KARE 11, where she won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for producing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial. Miranda also interned at Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW, and worked as the managing editor at the Columbia Chronicle at Columbia College. Outside of work, Miranda enjoys acting, board games, and trying her hand at a good vegan dessert recipe. She also loves talking about TV—so tell her what you’re watching!