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Eating so much food that you feel as if you are about to pass out or fall asleep.
Last night I went to McDonalds, taco bell, KFC, and pizza hut. I ordered two big macs, three chalupas, twelve piece bucket of chicken, and a supreme pizza. After eating, I was not able to move, so I called in sick the next day and told my boss that I was suffering from a food coma.
by Gazelle462 February 06, 2015
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The feeling of listlessness, bordering on sleep, that one feels after eating a large meal, often caused by a rush of blood to the stomach and intestines during food digestion.
Man, we ate the whole Pupu platter and now I'm slipping into a food coma.
by Cap'n Sweaty! October 09, 2003
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A state in which a person is generally lethargic, lazy, and very full from eating a large meal. A large meal shall be defined as a meal containing high amounts of carbohydrates.

After eating such a meal, a person usually cannot eat anymore because they are too tired to carry on.

A common cause of such weariness can be directly related to eating turkey at Thanksgiving. Turkey contains Tryptophan, a sleep inducing chemical.
Another cause of food coma comes from drinking too much wine with a big meal.
The real cause of Food Coma comes from eating too much carbs that will eventually break down in the stomach, causing an inordinate amt. of blood to rush to the system.

To releive the effects of food coma, one can unbutton their pants so their stomach can expand beyond normal perameters.
Also, it is advised that a person take a short nap, followed by a large dessert.
Gee adam, i'm really tired. I think the tryptophan in that turkey is putting me to sleep.

Tasha was so full she unbuttoned her pants to help releive her Food Coma before taking a nap.
by gdiggity May 11, 2006
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A period after a large meal, usually resulting in a feeling of drowsiness and the need to unbuckle your belt. Common days where a Food Coma is prevalent are Thanksgiving and Christmas due to the importance of huge meals and overly fattening food.
I experienced a major Food Coma over Thanksgiving Break, because my mom made stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes and pie... I ate all of it.
by Sick From Eating November 25, 2011
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When you eat so much food that you are physically incapable of moving but at the same time you realize there really is no reason to
I have been on the couch in food coma for the past 2 hours because of those six steaks I ate at dinner.
by Tigerball78 May 22, 2017
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When someone keeps eating non-stop & not feeling full until they finally realize that they're full from over stuffing themselves. A little while after your stomach starts to hurt.
I'm going into a food coma from over stuffing myself cause I was so hungry.
by Mz. ShOrTy_06 October 29, 2011
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When you're so full that no matter where you are or what you're doing you just want to sleep.
"She just ate a whole burrito bowl from Chipotle, she's gonna food coma"
by razzledazzlerose February 19, 2010
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