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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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Following the meal, we drank tea and talked for a while, before the food coma set in, much like what happens in the U.
After the champagne-infused hangover subsides and the food coma that accompanies the holiday season finally fades, people across the country have traditionally hit the gym and adopted new dieting techniques, motivated by the new year to make lasting health and fitness changes.
Before the food coma completely took over, I said my goodbyes and drove home carefully with a chicken Crave burger and the rest of my potatoes in a cool take-away cardboard box, which was a great bedtime treat.
Although we were quite full, we could not leave without devouring a masala dosa and despite the food coma, which shortly followed, we were very happy we did.