So how do I keep a food journal that would work for me? What is a food journal anyways? I need to realize that what I plan and what I journal during the course of a day does not have to be different foods from one another. I don't journal drinks, which is something I know I need to do. It feels good not writing or pasting articles for a change. I will have to put my heart and mind into creating a journal. It may be easier than I think.