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Keeping a food diary or tracker can help you be aware of your eating habits. It can also help you practice and improve carb-counting skills. Use the tips on this page to help make the most of your food tracker. Following are the most important parts of a food diary:
Logging a "bowl of cereal" will not be as helpful as "1 cup of corn flakes with ½ cup of 2% milk."
Consider carbohydrate grams.
How much you eat is as important as what you eat. Please write down the serving amount and how many grams of carbohydrates it included. Examples of how to record serving size:
If applicable, write how many units of insulin you took at mealtime or with your snack.
If the food has a label you could clip this label and attach it to your food records.