Food Coma

What does food coma mean?

Tired feeling after eating a lot of food

Food coma is the sleepy feeling a person experiences after eating a lot of food. It typically occurs after a celebration, such as a holiday gathering or birthday party, and especially after Thanksgiving.

The feeling comes from the body's reaction to the large intake of food and the kinds of nutrients in the food. The term is also related to food baby, which is when you feel like you have a baby in your stomach from the large amount of food you ate.


"Where's grandpa?"
"Oh, he just slipped off into food coma in his recliner."
Food coma at a restaurant

Food coma at a restaurant

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Last Updated: December 7, 2017

Food coma definition

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