The feeling tired after eating struggle is real. New research has found that the average American spends 213 hours – about 9 days -- in a post-meal slump every year. The study revealed that after a heavy meal, you spend about an hour and 22 minutes afterwards feeling full, tired, sluggish and less productive. And the average American will experience three of these post-meal slumps every week.
50 percent of those surveyed said eating a heavy lunch on a work day makes them less productive, with most saying their production drops about 33 percent after a big lunch. The biggest culprits?
Burgers (53 percent)
Pizza (50 percent)
Mashed potatoes (44 percent)
Burritos (31 percent)