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food coma

slang A state of drowsiness and lethargy induced by eating a large quantity of food (often carbohydrates). I was in a food coma for the rest of the night after Thanksgiving dinner.
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However, with the pair of us in post-dinner food comas, we admitted defeat and thought it best to draw our meal to a close.
With our food comas en route, we interviewed Chef Tarik and restaurant manager Abutaher Sattar while we relaxed and ruminated on the month of poolside delights we have relished this July by some wonderful watersides on the island.
In 24 hours the presents will be open, kitchen hysteria will be fading and, across the land, people will be slipping into food comas in front of the telly.
In 24 hours the presents will be unwrapped, kitchen hysteria will be fading and across the land, people will be slipping in to food comas in front of the TV.
It was erroneously believed that The tryptophan in turkey was responsible for Thanksgiving "food comas." Instead, it's eating a high calorie meal and drinking alcohol that makes people sleepy.
Talking about food comas, Black says portion size is a big problem chefs deal with especially in the GCC.
According to leading experts in the field of diet and nutrition, the large, unbalanced levels of complex carbohydrates can cause insulin levels in the blood to spike, inducing the infamous food coma. This has been verified by pilots who have experienced these food comas first hand.