How to survive Thanksgiving break – Part II

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Can you believe it? Yeah, we can’t either. But, we’re here to help you get through it. Earlier this week, we gave you some suggestions on how to survive Thanksgiving dinner with your family. Come on, we all have to deal with some family challenges, don’t we?

Today, we’re going to help you deal with your Thanksgiving food comaYou know what that is, that gross, bloated feeling you get after dinner.

But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Try these tips to escape the food coma.

Turkey doesn’t’ make you sleepy.
We’ve all been led to believe that turkey makes us drowsy, but that’s not true. Most likely, you’re tired because of all the carbs you ate (stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie). So, you could curb some of those carbs.

Loosen your pants. This will help your stomach expand and help you digest dinner. Just be sure to tighten them them back up before you get up from the table.

Resist the urge to lie down.
This will interfere with your digestion and may give you heartburn.

A little drink after dinner may help.
You could try a cordial or liqueur or peppermint or chamomile tea. It will help you digest your food and relax the muscle that empties your stomach.

Take a walk.
Even a 15-minute walk or a dance around the living room will help your dinner move more efficiently through your digestive tract.

And don’t forget to thank the cook. This has nothing to do with avoiding a food coma, but it’s just good common sense. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner isn’t easy. Be thankful and show your appreciation.

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope yours is great.

 

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