It's been like a tough afternoon everyday. I feel like I want to go to bed and have a nice long sleep. What's happening? Did I eat too much at lunch?

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  • Welcome to Lifehacks SE. I'm afraid that this question off-topic as it does not need a life hack as defined in the help center. I'm going to have to close this. – michaelpri Dec 15 '15 at 16:05
  • Can't answer because its on hold, but don't eat carbohydrates at lunch time (bread, pasta, that sort of thing). Stick to veg, salad, maybe some fruit, and protein (meat, fish, eggs, cheese), no alcohol either, and you won't get so much of a post lunch dip. Everyone's blood pressure drops mid afternoon anyway, and it'll drop even more if you've eaten carbs - the carbs, specially white carbs, turn to sugar in the gut within 20 minutes, so you suffer 'sugar tiredness' too. – Bamboo Dec 15 '15 at 17:51
  • Oh that's the word. so it boils down to sugar. – Onie Maniego Dec 16 '15 at 2:22
  • Happens to us all, especially as we get older. Eat a light lunch and follow with an espresso. – RedSonja Dec 16 '15 at 11:38

Basically it's due your digestion process, a lot of blood is pumped to the stomach area for digestive process, which causes the tiredness. Obviously, the heavier the meal the longer it'll take for your body to fully digest it, the longer you're gonna feel sleepy. Instead of having that particular ONE heavy meal, you can still eat the same amount throughout the day. Prepare snacks so when you get to lunch hour you don't eat as much as before yet you're still getting the same amount of food, just not all at once.

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