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Is eating out a thing of the past? Here’s how this global CEO discovered the joys of eating home-cooked meals! [Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles]

June 2, 2023

Miles Everson’s Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more. 

A Note from Miles Everson

Hello, everyone! 

I hope you’re having a great day so far. 

I’m excited to talk about another important life hack in today’s “Mindfulness by Miles.” Hopefully, you’ll find this topic useful and helpful in boosting your overall well-being. 

Let’s focus on the importance of home-cooked meals in this article. 

Keep reading to know the environmental, social, and health benefits of planning and eating home-cooked meals with your family and friends. 

Miles Everson
CEO, MBO Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Board, The I Institute

Mindfulness by Miles  

“Home is where the heart is.” 

In terms of food, is there anything more heartwarming than a home-cooked meal? 

According to MBO Partners CEO Miles Everson, many can agree that there’s something special about preparing food in the comfort of one’s own kitchen. 

Photo from Ladders

After all, the importance of home-cooked meals cannot be overstated. With busy schedules, fast food chains, and takeout options, it can be easy to fall into the habit of just eating out or ordering in. 

Did you know preparing your meals at home has numerous benefits that can improve your health, relationships, and overall well-being?

In this article, we’ll explore the advantages of home-cooked meals and provide tips on how to make cooking at home a regular part of your routine.

HEALTH Benefits of Home-Cooked Meals

One of the primary benefits of preparing meals at home is having the ability to control and ensure the quality of the ingredients used in your food. 

When you cook at home, you avoid unhealthy additives, excessive sodium, and hidden sugars often found in packaged or restaurant meals. You can also customize your meals to your specific dietary needs and preferences, such as incorporating more fruits and vegetables, reducing fat content, or adding more protein sources.

Cooking at home also allows you to experiment with new ingredients and cooking methods, both of which can help you expand your palate and make your meals more enjoyable. Research has also shown that those who cook at home tend to consume fewer calories, fats, and sugar compared to those who eat out frequently.

SOCIAL Benefits of Home-Cooked Meals

“Breaking bread” with family and friends is an important part of building strong relationships. Cooking together, whether it’s preparing a meal or baking a dessert, is a great way to spend time together and create lasting memories. Home-cooked meals also provide an opportunity for conversation and connection without the distractions of electronic devices.

What’s more? 

Eating at home helps you save money and provides a sense of accomplishment. You may also plan meals in advance so you can reduce tendencies of impulsive spending on fast food or takeout.

ENVIRONMENTAL Benefits of Home-Cooked Meals

Preparing meals at home also has a positive impact on the environment. By cooking at home, you reduce your carbon footprint and even incorporate more sustainable ingredients such as locally sourced produce and organic options.

Tips for Incorporating Home-Cooked Meals into Your Routine

Despite the benefits of home-cooked meals, finding the time and motivation to do it can be a challenge, especially if you’re always on the go. 

Everson understands how you feel. He says in the past, he also used his busyness as an excuse to just order ready-to-eat food. However, there’s a way out of that vicious cycle! 

Here are some of his tips to help you incorporate cooking at home into your routine:

  1. Plan ahead: Take time to plan your meals for the week, and create a grocery list to ensure you have all the ingredients you need.
  1. Start simple: Begin with simple recipes and gradually work your way up to more complex meals.
  1. Involve your family: Encourage your family members to help with meal preparation, such as chopping vegetables or setting the table.
  1. Make cooking fun: Play music, try new recipes, or experiment with different cooking techniques to make the experience more memorable and enjoyable.

A few months ago, Everson made a decision to eat more home-cooked meals and get more creative in the kitchen. Since then, he has been feeling much better in terms of his digestion and overall physical health! 

He also personally enjoys challenging himself to be creative with using different kinds of spices and ingredients. He’s genuinely happy that now, he’s able to cook dishes that he has always wanted to try before! 

See? Home-cooked meals truly offer a wide range of benefits that help improve your health, relationships, and even the environment. 

So, why not dust off that cookbook and prepare to unleash your inner cook? Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, there’s no better time to start cooking at home than now. 

We hope you enjoyed reading today’s article. Happy cooking and advance happy weekend, everyone! 

(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.) 

About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”

High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently. 

In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals

Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals. 

High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can. 

Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter. 

These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce. 

We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life. 

Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”


Kyle Yu 
Head of Marketing 
Valens Dynamic Marketing Capabilities
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