Food diaries

Food diaries can be very useful if you want to check how much salt you are eating.

You don’t need to keep a diary all the time, but occasionally it is useful to review everything you ate on a particular day to get an idea of the amount of salt that you are eating.

The simplest approach is just to carry a diary sheet around with you and jot down what you eat.

  • If the food has a label on it, then make a note of the amount of salt in it.
  • If it doesn’t have a label, then make a note of how much of it you eat and then you can work out how much salt is in it later on from our food tables.

There is a printable food diary sheet here if you need one.

 

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