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How to Survive the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Food Coma

How to Survive the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Food Coma


How to Survive the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Food Coma. Turkey Day is no time to diet, but ending
the day feeling bloated and sluggish is no fun. Counteract this Thanksgiving dinner condition
with these strategies. You will need Loose clothing Exercise Digestif
and ginger, peppermint, or chamomile tea (optional). Step 1. Don’t blame the turkey for your annual Thanksgiving
dinner food coma: It’s a myth that the amino acid tryptophan in turkey causes drowsiness. More likely, your lethargy is a result of
too many carbohydrates in the form of stuffing, potatoes, and pie. Step 2. Loosen your pants — or whatever garment is
hugging your tummy — if you can. Helping your stomach expand aids the digestion
process. Step 3. Resist the urge to lie down: Being horizontal
won’t just interfere with your body’s ability to digest your meal; it may send food into
your esophagus, causing heartburn. If you must lie down, put pillows behind your
back so you’re not lying completely flat. Step 4. Enjoy a digestif — a cordial or liqueur taken
after a meal to aid digestion; it will help you survive the annual Thanksgiving dinner
food coma by relaxing the muscle that empties the stomach. If you prefer not to drink alcohol, sip a
cup of ginger, peppermint, or chamomile tea to help digestion. Step 5. Take a 15-minute stroll. Light exercise, like walking, helps food move
along the digestive tract so you won’t feel so sluggish. If bloating is making you feel like a beached
whale, put on some lively music and get everyone dancing; working up a sweat can help release
fluids your body is holding onto. Not to mention help burn off that second piece
of pumpkin pie Did you know The scientific term for “food coma” is “postprandial somnolence.”


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  3. Am happy lots of you humans have lots of food to eat and throw away while theirs lots of humans out their with just no dinner for tonight and who knows when will be there next meal but fill blessed and thank are lord Jesus Christ for haveing bread on your table but these is not to insult any one but are lord is comeing to judge all for are sins… and bless all my human brothers and sister I see no color 🙁 !!!

  4. Why does YouTube promote all those Thanksgiving videos on my homepage? Isn't this site supposed to be international? I'm European, I don't give a damn about stuffed turkeys and pumpkin pies…

  5. Thanksgiving is all about the food coma. And who the hell wants to go for a 15 minute walk while you're feeling like a beached whale? Indulge. It's not like you eat like that every single day of the year, dammit (or at least you shouldn't). Enjoy yourself and eat as much as you freakin want.

  6. Thanks power16productions, that was very helpful information and not something that we all learned in gradeschool. I apologize in advance if you are actually in 1st grade.

  7. i like how the two top comments are from users with cat or related in their name 😛 i like the part where he loosened the belt 😀

  8. ..but..but I always thought the food coma was the best part after a Thanksgiving meal D: just relax and watch football until you fall asleep …. fuck you lady.

  9. just ate a lot of kfc. now i'm in complete food coma mode, which is kind of a nice feeling. just chilling on the bed or sofa for a bit and dozing off.

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