Helpful Hints for You Becoming more “mindful” when eating your meals can make a positive impact on your weight. Here are two helpful hints: Take a moment to reflect about how you are feeling before you eat. Are you happy? Stressed? Sad? Hungry? Bored? Taking in to account how you’re feeling allows you to better understand your body’s needs and sets the stage for you to enjoy the food you are about to eat. Begin the practice of eating with no distractions. That means turn off the TV, eat in a specific area (such as the kitchen table), and avoiding multi-tasking, like texting throughout your meal. When your full attention is on your meal, you keep better track of how much you are eating.