This is what happens when Health Habits doesn’t eat healthy

Yesterday was my wife’s birthday.

Instead of going out to a restaurant, I offered to cook one of her favorite meals:

  • Vegetable lasagna with 4 types of cheese
  • Garlic bread dripping with butter
  • Caesar salad
  • Ice cream for dessert
  • and a bottle of pinot grigio to wash it all down

veg lasagna

Mmmmmmm good…seriously. It tasted great. I make a really good lasagna.

However, this morning…

I feel like crap.

  • No energy
  • My sinuses are all stuffed up
  • Headache
  • Bloated – my wedding ring feels like it’s be soldered onto my finger
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach rumblin’ & grumblin”
  • I am craving carbs like crazy
  • And my face is all puffy…I have “bread head”

Bread Head…dammit!!!


  1. And you’re going to do exactly the same thing next year.


    Because it was sooooooo worth it!

    Many happy returns to your wife. First post!?

  2. Jake,

    You’re 100% right…it was worth it

    I just don’t want it to become a habit…get it health habit…hahahaha

    I crack myself up

  3. I recently came across your blog. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Very informative and nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  4. First the important thing, happy birthday wishes to your wife!

    Bread Head. Never heard it called that but I know exactly what you are talking about! Now I’ve got a name for it! Thanks. I think?

  5. Happy birthday to her! And so sorry that you have bread head. Do you not normally eat that many carbs?

    I love carbs even though I know some people are oppossed to them!! Take care and thanks for the nice comment on my blog today.


  6. This post could not have come at a more oportune time! We just finished Diwali here – a major festival and I am going through some similar symptoms. All this after almost two months of clean eating. Bad food with almost 8 days of no exercise. Is it any wonder I feel miserable!

  7. Hey Diane,

    Normally, I eat a paleo-style diet – veg, fruit, animal protein, fat (essentially no grains)

    Re Diane’s blog…yesterday she posted a thoughtful and emotional article about Obesity and Isolation. Going beyond obesity, her post brought up some strong thoughts & emotions about social isolation. Powerful stuff!

  8. I know what you mean DR. Especially with the sinuses and feeling run down. I introduced carbs back into my diet since I do tend to agree with the position that once you reach a certain level of fitness, it is ok to increase your intake slowly to a level your body can handle. I did this mostly out of necessity since I play a sport and am going to fire academy right now, so basically physically demanding activity 6-7 days a week PLUS gym to stay in shape for it all. Food is fuel and what not. But I have to say, I’ve had the sniffles for quite some time now and I get congested at night. It could be the changing of the seasons, but I’ve been feeling it since September and I think its the carbs.

    Sangita: Happy Diwali! I know what you mean. Indian holiday food is basically fatty sweets and fried carbs. Tastes amazing. I’ve practically been dripping an IV of fish oil to counter all the junk.

  9. Hey is fish oil that useful? Yash if you live in India (or can hold of it) get a bottle of “Vacha Tailam” (Tailam meaning oil). You have to put this in your nose. Lie on the bed with your head slightly hanging off the edge and put two drops in each nostril. Inhale deeply. You might feel a little irritated for a couple of minutes maybe a few sneezes. But done over a period of time it is known to have given good results. You could do it twice a day – morning and evening.
    Its a totally harmless remedy. But very useful.
    P.S: DR I dont normally give advice and I hope it is not a problem giving this suggestion. I will definately not do it if there is a policy against this on your website.

  10. Hi!

    I have noted you quoting a few times a bloated face after you, or one of your clients, had a grain binge. Could you elaborate on that a little? What exactly causes the bloated face/bread head? Is it an alleragice reaction to a gluten intolerance? Or is it simply the glycogen being stored in the cells (along with water)?


    Really like the blog btw!

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