What can I have for dinner?
This is such a common problem for everyone and especially moms or dads preparing food for the whole family.
You get home from work, you’re tired, the kids are screaming for food and all you want to do is relax…
You look in the fridge and find a limp piece of celery and an out-of-date chicken leg. This all-too-common scenario is a perfect recipe for a hunt for the take-out menu…
Been there, done that. But if this happens too often, you put your health and the health of your family at risk.
If you think about it, take-outs solve all the immediate problems. We need food, we need it fast, it’s convenient, it saves time, it’s cheap and it’s tasty. But there’s just one problem: Take-outs are generally TERRIBLE for your health and that means, in time, you’re going to start feeling bad, looking bad and you’ll be more likely to get sick.
And even if your kitchen is well stocked, it can be a struggle to come up with ideas for what to eat. Thinking of healthy dinners and finding something that everyone in your family will eat can be a real problem. Often, we buy healthy food with good intentions and it ends up being unused and thrown away because we’re just not in the right habits.
The best diet tip
To be happy and healthy, you have to eat well… day-in-day out and the simple solution is to create a structure for your diet that you repeat every day with a variety of your favorite natural foods.
The reason it’s the best is because of the enormous benefits of having a solid structure to your diet. You need a clear mental map of your dietary day to take the stress out of eating well. You need to make your diet a no-brainer.
This solves all the practical problems of getting consistently good nutrition. And it can be used whether you want to…
- Overcome ill-health
- Lose weight
- Gain muscle
- Eat well for pregnancy
…or simply just be happy and healthy.
It’s about getting all your nutritional needs and goals into a simple daily plan, making it a no-brainer and making it a good habit. It’s that simple and the pay-offs are massive.
Michael Kinnaird is the author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.
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2 thoughts on “The best diet tip ever”
Excellent article, Mike. It might have an even stronger impact if you provided a sample outline of a good dietary structure for a day. Many people who face the dilemma you describe so well in the first part of the article will scratch their head when they finish it because they have little or no clue about how to create a healthy dietary structure. A sample structure for dinner for one day might be a big help for them. Just a thought.
Hi Ed, I think Mike is taking a well-deserved technology break so I thought I’d jump in. Thanks for this. At the end of the article, the words “simple daily plan” actually link to a follow-on article with a full diet structure, as you’ve suggested. The link isn’t obvious though, we might be better to make it clearer. Thanks for taking the trouble to point this out to us! Hope all is well with you.