Do You Feel Tired After Eating?

Overeating may be your trigger to feeling slow and tired. In addition, watching tv at meal time may make you feel like snacking longer and in turn, eating more. Taking smaller bites, and chewing your food more times before swallowing, can help you digest properly which can decrease the chance for extra calorie overload. ‘Savor the flavor’ is a phrase to remember for eating slowly. It takes your body about 20 minutes to start digesting foods consumed. If you have too much food and eat it fast, you are more than likely taking in more calories than you should. Certain foods will also trigger a sleepier reaction, such as oats, milk, and turkey – which contains tryptophan (an amino acid that serves as a precursor for serotonin, which helps the body regulate appetite, sleep patterns, and mood).