Is your food fueling you or killing your drive?

2 min readJan 28, 2022



How has January treated you?

If you’re a Nigerian football fan, you must have gone through a roller coaster of emotions this past week that left you quite weak😉.

What if I tell you that not just the Super Eagles but also your food might be contributing to your tiredness? Different kinds of food and other factors related to your food might be responsible for making you feel tired all the time.

Tired out after a meal?

Why does food make you tired?

Foods rich in protein and carbohydrates can make us sleepier especially when over-indulged. Scientists believe this is from the production of serotonin, a chemical that regulates sleep.

The combination of carbs and proteins can aid tryptophan production, which produces serotonin.

So if common meals contribute to fatigue, what can we safely eat?

Another component of eating that contributes to fatigue is the quantity of food. The more you eat, the more sugar is released into your body, and the harder you crash afterward.

Taking some alcohol with a meal and poor sleep patterns can also make it worse.

How do you beat daytime fatigue after meals?

1. Eat small quantities at more frequent intervals instead of large meals at once.

2. Take a walk after lunch.

3. Don’t drink during daytime meals.

4. Take short day naps and sleep better.

5. Avoid simple sugars that give a burst of energy and then a terrible crash afterward.

6. Order a balanced meal with a healthy mix of complex carbohydrates and vegetables from your fave HeyFood vendor.

Foods that can help you beat that fatigue

Here are a few foods you need to incorporate into your meals to improve your life and stay energized.

  1. Whole grains and complex carbs

2. Water

3. Unprocessed foods

4. Lean proteins,

5. Nuts and seeds.

Have you ever experienced after-meal fatigue?

How do you handle it?




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