Eating healthy – a helping hand



Watching what you eat and more importantly keeping a check on what’s going into your body in the form of foods and their calorie content is easier said than done. If you’re anything like me, I try to keep a running total in my head of foods consumed, then promptly overlook in my summary of the day (again in my head) if I’ve had one too many biscuits or polished off a bowl of Haagen Dazs. Experts suggest an excellent way of keeping track of what you eat is to keep a food diary. This is something I have always intended to do as it would also be an excellent help in identifying foods to cut down on when suffering from heightened IBS problems and would also help enormously in planning meals and minimising snacking or eating on the run. Alas, it remains on my to-do list…until now.


Boxhouse Publishing has newly launched a Healthy Life Jotter – a handy notepad where you can very easily keep a daily record of food and drink consumption. It has space to plan and record meals, checkboxes for all the necessary food groups including five-a-day from fruit and vegetables, plus a way of monitoring daily water intake and alcohol units as well as noting exercise. The Healthy Life Jotter costs £6.99 and is a 30-page pad with two days information per page and can be attached to the fridge or hung on the wall. For more information visit