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Are You Keeping a Food Log?

In my book I stress the importance of keeping a food log while you embark on The Engine 2 Diet. It creates a sense of accountability to yourself and it helps you to understand the relationship you have with food.  Below I have randomly chosen several food logs from people who are currently doing the 28 days. I want you to see what different food logs look like and how fun they can be. If you are doing the E2D, get after it and start that food log today!!!!

Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: Karen Stickney
Submit Date: 5/24/09
Breakfast: scrambled tofu, OJ, 1 decaf, 1 reg coffee, 1/2 grapefruit, 2 pcs whole grain GF raisin toast with apple spread
Lunch: large spinach salad with E2 dressing, baby carrots, PB on corn thin strawberries
Dinner: brown rice spaghetti with black beans and mushroom sauce; salad with vinegar, water sm pc no fat vegan chocolate cake
Daily Activity: 40 minute walk, ab workout
Snacks: GF crackers, cannellini dip, 2 decaf coffees, 1 prune, 1 pc Dove dk chocolate
Daily Observation: not quite as hungry as I’ve been. Will have to skip the logs for a few days while I’m on my marathon 24 hour work binge. Will get plenty of exercise tomorrow to make up for getting no formal exercise for a few days.


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: Sharon J.
Submit Date: 5/21/09
Breakfast: Whole grain waffles, maple syrup Promegranite juice coffee
Lunch: Matt’s enchiladas Green salad – no dressing
Dinner: Pizza Supreme Used barbecue sauce rather than tomato based pizza sauce
Daily Activity: Walk 30 minutes; stretch 5
Snacks: Apple
Daily Observation: I feel good! So good. No meat since 10May09


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: Andrea D.
Submit Date: 5/22/09
Breakfast: orange juicewhole wheat english muffin, peanut butterblack coffee
Lunch: whole wheat muffin, garden burger, carrots,
Dinner: pasta primivera, steamed spinach
Daily Activity: opps!! Marathon food shopping session to stock up!
Snacks: banana, dried apricots (3), stawberries, several walnuts
Daily Observation: Feeling satisfied with food choices….off to a good start.


Results From: Food Log
Submitted By: Brad Pitassi
Submit Date: 5/21/09
Breakfast: Rip’s Big Bowl
Lunch: 4 Smart Dog Chilli Dogs with apple sauce
Dinner: Veggie shepards Pie
Daily Activity: On shift, lifted and plays frisbee foot ball against other stations
Snacks: apple, bananna
Daily Observation: Day one of the diet!!!! What a start, good food, didn’t feel hungery all day and had steady energy. The toughest part was selling the crew on it and not eating with the boys at dinner.

About the author

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

5 Responses to “Are You Keeping a Food Log?”

  1. heleneK says:

    great. I love seeing other people’s food logs to get ideas. If there’s a way to see more, let me know. thanks.

  2. resselstyn says:

    I will regularly post people’s food logs so people can get ideas. I agree it is really fun to see what other people eating and how they are feeling. In addition, I would suggest going to engine2academy.com and starting a topic under general discussions called “post your food log”.

  3. Marsha says:

    there is a thread on the Engine 2 Community Forum on http://www.engine2academy.com that is What did you Eat Today? Pretty interesting!

  4. KrisBelucci says:

    Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

  5. Hi, cool post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for writing.

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