8 Ways to Avoid Feeling Drowsy After Lunch (A Practical Guide)

“I love to eat.”

I don’t have to explain this sentence more.

We come across daily so many new people and we hear this sentence very often in our life.

Love for the food we all have.

The problem appears when it comes to healthy and unhealthy food habits.

We can’t skip our main meals too.

But when it’s come for lunch we always think that this is the main meal of the day.

Thinking this we have a delicious heavier meal.

Now coming to the point, this article will cover after lunch problem which occurs right after our lunch.

I will discuss a few small steps for how you all avoid feeling drowsy after lunch.

Yes, I know it is very difficult to handle even when you have an important meeting with your boss.

See very small points will be new to you all.

But most of the point I have discussed with my other articles with broad manner.

Let’s start!

Before going to the solution we must know the root of it.

Know The Reason of Afternoon Sleepiness :

Understand The Digestion Process :

The main reason for getting sleep after lunch is because the food that you eat for lunch.

Because after food our pancreas produces insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.

If we have a heavy meal than insulin production will be higher.

As a result, your blood sugar level gets high too.

Your body also releases a bit of serotonin and melatonin(sleeping hormones) while increasing insulin.

It promotes sleepiness further.

Some Eating Habits Need To Change in Order To Avoid Feeling Drowsy After Lunch :

Eat Healthily:

Control the processed sugars and fat you consume at lunch.

It digests quickly producing high insulin in the blood.

It will leave you feeling exhausted.

Plan Your Diet :

Choose foods wisely for lunch full of fibre, lean proteins, green veggies (iron) and complexed carbohydrate.

Make your own healthy well-balanced diet. 

Eat Small Portions :

I have a full article on how to eat small portions during meals and stay fit.

If you limit your food size you will reduce your overeating.

Lunchtime overeating the other reason for getting sleep after lunch.

To avoid feeling drowsy after lunch you have to maintain your meal portion.

Take smaller meals throughout the day.

Balance your lunch with smaller mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.

Small eating habit will keep your blood sugar levels balanced.

Stay Hydrate :

Keep your body hydrated drinking adequate water in a day.

After lunch drink water after 30 minutes.

We all need to know the right way to drinking water.

Lack of drinking water is the reason for fatigue, low mood and lack of concentration.

Taking Other Factors To Avoid Feeling Drowsy After Lunch :

Take A Little Walk :

Do not sit back to your work right after your lunch.

Take a walk for a few minutes.

Do some basic stretches.

Use stairs after lunch especially.

It will help to increase oxygen levels in your blood which will hike energy levels.

Chew Gum :

In my other article on stress, I have discussed how chewing gum reduces our stress level.

Yes, the study only prooved that chewing gum reduces your fatigue and keep you alert.

Do not overdo it and avoid sugar-based chewing gum.

Take a Small Nap :

Take a short nap if possible.

It will give you energy.

If you are at work, a nap is not always possible.

If you do slip away for a short nap, set an alarm on your cell phone so you don’t sleep post-lunch break.

Get Proper Sleep :

Give your body the proper amount of rest.

Sleep minimum of 8 hours at night to heal your body.

Maintain a schedule of waking up daily at a particular time.

waking up early and taking little sleep will give you more tiredness afternoon, especially after lunch.

Note :

Keep track of the food and your level of energy after lunch.

You will get to know normally which food you have to take for lunch after 10 days only.

Eliminate all foods which lead to more energy but leave low energy.

Conclusion :

In this article, I have shared 8 ways to avoid feeling drowsy after lunch.

And I am sure the tips are simple enough to follow by most of us.

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About the Author: Moumita Jana

Moumita is the Editor-in-Chief here at BlissLife. She is also the H.R. Head at Amazing Electronics. She loves to Cook and Travel the World in her leisure time.

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