Is the recommended Five-year Journal the same as the food journal that we use to write down our food in each night?

No, the Five-Year Journal should be kept by your bed to write in at the end of the day and capture the essence of how your day was. The food journal (which is usually smaller) should be kept by the fridge. Each evening, usually after dinner, write the next day’s date, the day of Bright Line Eating you’ll be on (day 1, day 2, and so forth), and the specific foods you plan to eat for the following day. You can refer to this journal at mealtime to make sure you’re eating what you planned to eat. Some people like to have a third journal for writing a gratitude list each night. You could also use your Five-Year Journal as a gratitude journal.