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How can you start a daily food diary to self-manage your Crohn's disease?

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To start your diary, record the foods you eat each day and the serving sizes in a small notebook. Enter the date, food, and any symptoms you might feel after eating this food in the notebook.

After a month or two, set up a time to review your food diary with a registered dietitian. The dietitian can determine if you're getting essential nutrients in a well-balanced meal plan or if you might need supplements. Proper nutrition helps the body heal itself and keeps you well. So, having a nutrition discussion with a registered dietitian is important to your overall health and to the management of Crohn's disease.

From: Creating a Crohn's Disease Diet Plan WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Crohn's Disease."

USDA: "Diet and Disease."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Digestive Disorders."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Crohn's Disease."

USDA: "Diet and Disease."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Digestive Disorders."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 21, 2017

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