Alex Z., Food Logger

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By I Done This Support

This is the first in an ongoing series profiling iDoneThis users.  Meet Alex, denizen of New York City, and active food logger.  Alex uses iDoneThis to write down every single thing he eats every day.


New York City native. Tried caviar at age 7 and loved it. Not a superstitious person outside of sport. I enjoy looking for things and ultimately finding them.

Age: 28

Location: New York, NY

Contact: ajz8 AT cornell DOT edu

How do you use iDoneThis?

I use the site to keep a daily food log. I started logging my meals about 7 months ago and had been emailing myself the time and content of each meal. While I was generally good about keeping it current I reached the limit of Gmail’s conversation view twice (it’s 100) and found it tedious to review multiple email chains. iDoneThis is easy to look at and easy to update.

Why do you keep a food log?

It’s definitely not about counting calories. If anything I’m trying to eat more and feel that being conscious and mindful of everything I eat helps me organize myself. I’m happy to say it motivated me to get back into the kitchen and I haven’t turned back since.

What’s the best bite you’ve had recently?

I organized a taco crawl in East Harlem about a month ago and would have to go with a hand rolled Quesadilla de Huitlacoche that I got from a food stand on 117th and 3rd!


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