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Why do I feel so tired after eating?

Why do I feel so tired after eating?

You shouldn't: After a meal, especially a large meal, they body diverts more energy to the intestines to digest the food. Energy now not available for other purposes. Also, meals rich in refined carbs (sugars and starches) may cause a rapid rise in blood sugar then increased Insulin output and a subsequent dramatic drop in blood sugar. That may also cause fatigue. Healthier meals should not cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Been on pill 2nd month taking being sick after eating and cramps in tummy for past 4 days tiredness too. any advice ?

Been on pill 2nd month taking being sick after eating and cramps in tummy for past 4 days tiredness too. any advice ?

Take at night: Try taking your pills at night, then eat some crackers before you lift your head off the pillow in the am. This is similar to morning sickness, and the crackers is an easy way to help with mild importing sickness. The crackers absorb the acid in your stomach that has accumulated overnight. If the nausea doesn't improve, you may need to consider the patch or vaginal ring. ...Read more

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Digestion takes several hours, why feeling pain after 10-15 minutes after eating. Lack of appetite and tiredness. Passing stools do not improve pain.

Digestion takes several hours, why feeling pain after 10-15 minutes after eating. Lack of appetite and tiredness. Passing stools do not improve pain.

Pain after eating: Sounds quite a bit like gallbladder pain, though something involving stomach acid may also be the culprit. This is something your doctor can sort out, and if it persists, see them to see if testing appropriate. ...Read more

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How come I get tired after eating?

How come I get tired after eating?

Keep a food diary: This is a fairly common experience, especially among people with diabetes, or whose bodies are starting to struggle to maintain stable sugar levels throughout the day. Keep a log of when you feel this way, and what you've eaten in the 2 hours just before that. Many people find that eating fewer carbs (sugars/starches) or walking after eating helps them avoid feeling this way. ...Read more

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How come i feel tired after eating dinner?

How come i feel tired after eating dinner?

Digestion!: Bloos flows to your GI tract to digest food and takes some away from the rest of you, leaving you tired for a bit - very normal. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to avoid getting tired? I always get tired after eating lunch.

What foods should I eat to avoid getting tired? I always get tired after eating lunch.

See below: You may be eating meals which consist of a lot of carbs. Eat a balance meal, use the plate method, 9 inch plate, half do the plate consist of greens, 1/4 will be your starches like potato, bread, rice, 1/4 will be protein. Have a serving of fruits for desert. Enjoy! ...Read more

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I don't usually feel tired after eating, is that normal? I usually eat moderate meals.

I don't usually feel tired after eating, is that normal? I usually eat moderate meals.

Glad to hear that: You are not usually tired after eating. There can be some fatigue as the body digests food but some folks have a lot of fatigue which can be related to blood sugar fluctuation. Keep up the good work. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why am I always tired after eating? No energy

Why am I always tired after eating? No energy

See a nutritionist: A nutritionist needs to see and evaluate what you are eating. Also get some blood studies to evaluate your overall health Sugar is in so many foods and if you are having a high intake of simple sugars it can have the effect you describe ...Read more

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I feel tired and nauseous after eating is there a reason for this?

I feel tired and nauseous after eating is there a reason for this?

Check gall bladder: Post-prandial (after a meal) nausea can be a gall bladder problem. If it is nothing serious, it will likely resolve within two weeks. If it is associated with vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, then have it checked urgently. Try to avoid heavy meals, such as burger and fries, or any fried foods. Drink a lot of water. A high calorie meal will cause Insulin to rise higher and lowered blood sugar. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel sleepy and tired after eating at any time of the day?

Is it normal to feel sleepy and tired after eating at any time of the day?

Common, not normal: This is a fairly common experience, especially among people with diabetes, or whose bodies are starting to struggle to maintain stable sugar levels throughout the day. Keep a log of when you feel this way, and what you've eaten in the 2 hours just before that. Many people find that eating fewer carbs (sugars/starches) or walking after eating help them avoid feeling this way. ...Read more

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Why does right after eating a bowl of cereal or drinking a soda make me extremely tired?

Why does right after eating a bowl of cereal or drinking a soda make me extremely tired?

Hypoglycemia...: Ingestion of processed foods and soda pop causes our blood sugar to spike triggering Insulin release which drives down the sugar in the blood to low levels usually associated with feeling tired. This could happen within 30 minutes of eating. ...Read more

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I become really tired after eating, even after a small meal. No energy. Why? Should I be concerned?

I become really tired after eating, even after a small meal. No energy. Why? Should I be concerned?

Postprandial: When we ingest food blood is diverted to the intestinal tract to aid in the digestive process. This takes circulating blood away from the rest of the body including muscles, the heart and the brain leading to sleepiness especially after large meals and muscle cramps if you exercise too soon after a meal. You seem to have an exaggerated reaction even after a small meal. Try drinking tea or coffee ...Read more

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Why do I feel breathless, tired, uneasy mostly in the afternoon and after eating in the afternoon and evening?

Why do I feel breathless, tired, uneasy mostly in the afternoon and after eating in the afternoon and evening?

Low blood sugar: Is another name for hypoglycemia and this is one possibility. There is a specific way to eat and an endocrinologist would be the type of doc to see or your primary care doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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The last few days I have been tired had a headache and been coughing mainly after eating and drinking should I be worried?

The last few days I have been tired had a headache and been coughing mainly after eating and drinking should I be worried?

Possible Flu: Do you have a fever, runny nose? Did you get the flu shot this year? If the answer to last question is no most likely the flue.Check it out. ...Read more

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I feel tired all the time, particularly after eating at lunch&i only had a salad. I use the toilet a lot, could it be diabetes?

I feel tired all the time, particularly after eating at lunch&i only had a salad. I use the toilet a lot, could it be diabetes?

See below: Fatigue is asymptom that is very broad. Diabetes, anemia, hypoactive thyroid are just some of the few. You need to have further eevaluation to get better picture.. See your dr for early intervention. Take care. ...Read more

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