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Old 10-17-07, 01:50 PM   #1
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Lunch sleepiness

Hey, all!

Just to kill time before I go back to writing/editing code, is there anyone here that gets drastically tired almost immediately after eating lunch? I usually don't eat anything big (normally, it's a salad with mushrooms, tuna, bacon, cheese, and chicken), but after I eat it, I immediately feel like going to hard sleep.

I have tried to control it, but sometimes the feeling can be very overwhelming.

Any suggestions or victims?

Thank you!
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Your problem is that you keep making a mistake. It's not chicken in your salad, but turkey and turkey does that to you. It's filled with NYTOL or something like that.

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Coffee

Pound one cup directly after eating, and refill immediately so it's cool enough to pound as needed.
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Hey, all!

Just to kill time before I go back to writing/editing code, is there anyone here that gets drastically tired almost immediately after eating lunch? I usually don't eat anything big (normally, it's a salad with mushrooms, tuna, bacon, cheese, and chicken), but after I eat it, I immediately feel like going to hard sleep.

I have tried to control it, but sometimes the feeling can be very overwhelming.

Any suggestions or victims?

Thank you!
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you could have hypoglycemia. do not breed.
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I really don't like coffee much.

I tried drinking hot chocolate in the morning, but I kind of just re-learned how unhealthy that might be (especially for a cyclist; fortunately, I burn that off with night rides).

I'm going to re-swtich to hot Vanilla Chai.
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Yeah, I get the lunch sleepiness thing around 8:30am when I get into work.

Myself and 2 other co-workers always go out for a snack across the street at 3pm.. Helps a little to get out of the office and get some fresh air.
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Yep. Mon-Wed-Fri I have physics lecture right after lunch. I really struggle to stay awake. A cup of coffee for lunch would help, but I don't really want to drink coffee in the P.M.
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Eat more for breakfast, less for lunch. Works for me.
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Yep. Mon-Wed-Fri I have physics lecture right after lunch. I really struggle to stay awake. A cup of coffee for lunch would help, but I don't really want to drink coffee in the P.M.
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Go for a ride at lunch, that should wake you up.
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I call it the food coma. Riding my bike to and from lunch usually gets my blood pumping enough to keep it at bay.
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As you digest your lunch, blood is drawn to the stomach wall, reducing the circulation to your brain slightly. It's a normal occurrence, called the rest and digest phase. You can combat it by taking a smaller lunch (Say about 250 kcals of an easily metabolizable food), and a pre and post lunch snack . Get up and move around a bit as well.

EDIT: Digesting food also drops your O2 saturation in the bloodstream as well, contributing to the sleepiness.
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Go with Sugarfree Rockstar energy drink. 20 calories for the 16oz serving. 0g of carb. Wakes me up and keeps my tummy smaller!
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Go with Sugarfree Rockstar energy drink. 20 calories for the 16oz serving. 0g of carb. Wakes me up and keeps my tummy smaller!
Too bad it isn't sweetner free. Acesulfame K, hmm. And what is up with 25mg L-carnitine (50mg for bottle). Sounds like a furtive advertisement scheme. Usually for energy, 1-2grams is taken prior to exercise or activity to get the benefits.

Really. Just brew some back tea (6 oz wmay have over 100mg caffeine), shove down a B-Complex pill, and a gram of liquid L-carnitine and be on your way. Much more healthier I think.
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As you digest your lunch, blood is drawn to the stomach wall, reducing the circulation to your brain slightly. It's a normal occurrence, called the rest and digest phase. You can combat it by taking a smaller lunch (Say about 250 kcals of an easily metabolizable food), and a pre and post lunch snack . Get up and move around a bit as well.

EDIT: Digesting food also drops your O2 saturation in the bloodstream as well, contributing to the sleepiness.
let's not ruin this with science.

I say the sleep gnomes are nesting in his hair.
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Hey, all!

Just to kill time before I go back to writing/editing code, is there anyone here that gets drastically tired almost immediately after eating lunch? I usually don't eat anything big (normally, it's a salad with mushrooms, tuna, bacon, cheese, and chicken), but after I eat it, I immediately feel like going to hard sleep.

I have tried to control it, but sometimes the feeling can be very overwhelming.

Any suggestions or victims?

Thank you!
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Couch in my office, requires a 1/2 hour power nap almost every day shortly after lunch.
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A couch that takes naps? Now that is weird even to me. And I am not even going to ask what a napping couch eats for lunch.
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A couch that takes naps? Now that is weird even to me. And I am not even going to ask what a napping couch eats for lunch.
It eats me. It even has it's own blanket to keep me warm as the A/C in building is a bit eratic and doesn't prefer me served cold.

To be more specific, yes I usually get in at least a 1/2 nap after lunch. I find it really energizes me for the rest of the day.
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