This was the request from my wife at about 9pm yesterday.
My reaction was to, of course, rub her head.
What about the fact that my head was pounding? Yes...at 9:30pm we both went to bed last night with headaches. I woke up at about 10:15pm and couldn't fall back to sleep.
What in the world was wrong with us?
I know exactly what was wrong. We both ate wings at a local wing place. But why the headaches?
For the last few months we have been focusing hard core on paying off debt. The goal is to be 100% debt free by the end of the year. We have been cutting the budget way back to eating out was axed. What used to be a 1-2 time per week thing is now about a once per month thing.
Last night the wings gave us a headache.
Does this happen every time? No. Does this happen to everybody? No. Did it happen to us? YES.
Honestly I don't know.... but I have a theory.
It's no secret that you are putting mysterious crap in your body when you go out to eat. This is especially true when you eat at chain restaurants. If your body is used to mysterious crap and chemicals then you may feel a little off but you aren't going to get sick.
When your body is used to eating nothing but good stuff when you eat crap you are going to fell like crap.
So what is the lesson here?
This is a tough one.
Should we all go our to eat more so we are used to eating crap so our bodies don't protest so much. I don't think that is the case.
Here are 4 steps that I would take when going out to eat:
1. Have a snack 60-90 minutes before you go out so you don't gorge yourself on 2000 calories of crap.
2. Have a salad with you meal. This will at least get you some good nutrition to go with your burger!
3. Drink lots of water before, during and after your gluttonous meal.
4. Go to a local place and avoid Applebees, Chilis, Outback etc.
I am 100% fine with going out to eat from time to time. My suggestion is 2-3 times per month to a local restaurant.
Enjoy yourself and have a drink even! But 20 wings at Froggers? Not my best idea ever.
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