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Why do people get tired after eating a large meal?

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Blood goes to the stomach (GI Tract) to help digest a meal. There are other reasons as well.

This is another reason a lot of people get colder after eating because of less blood in the limbs. I know my hands get cold sometimes.
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If you feel sleepy after eating, particularly after sweet or bakery products, you are normal. Eating sugary foods causes your brain to make large amounts of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, that makes people fall asleep naturally at night.

Eating sugary foods or those made from flour, such as bakery products or pastas, causes blood sugar to rise higher than normal. This causes your pancreas to release large amounts of insulin, which drives one of the protein building blocks called tryptophan from your bloodstream into your brain, where it is converted to serotonin that makes you feel sleepy.

Many people can avoid feeling sleepy after eating by restricting foods high in sugar and flour. When it is important for you to be alert, eat foods that do not cause a high rise in blood sugar, such as vegetable salads, nuts, seeds, meat, fish and chicken.
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I agree with TheGeeze, increasing levels of protein in your diet as opposed to sugars and starches will help you avoid falling asleep after eating. Consuming fastfood at lunch, then heading back for a business meeting is a sure way to initiate sleepiness - not so much from the meeting as the food! Food is crucial in keeping you alert when you need it the most. By limiting sugar in your system you will decrease the levels of Serotonin and keep yourself from losing your job by falling asleep at your desk.
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