Mindful eating can help you reach your health and nutrition goals! Mindful eating is not a diet and does not make food recommendations. It is a practice to help rewire thoughts surrounding food and is used to help guide mindful food choices. So often we tend to focus on weight with a negative stigma that associates a high weight with poor health. But, this thought process is not accurate nor is it effective for achieving better health outcomes. Weight is simply something we measure, like blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, or pain levels. It’s only one part of assessing overall health. Weight is not the cause of health problems, it’s an outcome of behaviors and habits. Health professionals have been shifting the focus away from weight-centric goals to behavior change goals to improve health outcomes though mindful eating practices. Check out this Guide to Mindful Eating and start to shift the way you think about food. Learn how to acknowledge and accept your emotions surrounding food, eliminate negative thoughts associated with certain foods, and to focus on both hunger and satisfaction when eating.