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Posted: 11/22/2012 8:20:33 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:21:00 AM EST
AIDS
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:21:23 AM EST
I think it's the gravy, not the turkey.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:22:01 AM EST



So you don't end up having to wash the dishes.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:23:37 AM EST
It's not the turkey. Its watching the Cowboys play.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:24:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By Merrell:
I think it's the gravy, not the turkey.



No, it's the sauce

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:24:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 8:25:12 AM EST by cmeyer001]
My understanding is that it is not the Turkey, its the turkey accompanied by Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls / Bread, and several pieces of Pumpkin Pie.

Eating several pounds worth of food will make most things lethargic.

The reaction is similar to what happens to a python after eating a pig.

The amount of tryptophan ( the widely blamed culprit) in the std size servings of Turkey is not enough to cause the drowsy reaction.

Postprandial somnolence is the real culprit
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:24:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 8:26:17 AM EST by warp_foo]
Tryptophan

ETA: Beat while linking... And agreed on the amount to tryptophan in turkey not necessarily the likely culprit. Cheddar cheese has more tryptophan, however, you don't normally eat a pound of cheese at one sitting.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:24:21 AM EST
Eating too much of it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:25:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By dport:
Eating too much of it.


This.

Just eating too much.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:26:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
My understanding is that it is not the Turkey, its the turkey accompanied by Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls / Bread, and several pieces of Pumpkin Pie.

Eating several pounds worth of food will make most things lethargic.

The reaction is similar to what happens to a python after eating a pig.

The amount of tryptophan ( the widely blamed culprit) in the std size servings of Turkey is not enough to cause the drowsy reaction.

Postprandial somnolence is the real culprit


Also known as "food coma", or less commonly as "the Itis".
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:27:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Agilt:
Originally Posted By dport:
Eating too much of it.


This.

Just eating too much.


They have a poisonous amino acid in them called Tryptophan. Guess if a turkey is getting attacked in the wild, this is its defense mechanism. Kinda like how Monarch butterfly caterpillars are nasty because they eat milkweed. Dont think it went according to plan though!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:28:01 AM EST
I thought we got tired because we ate so damn much and our body is using up energy to digest the food.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:30:49 AM EST
I gets the Itis.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:32:28 AM EST
From being tired after all the trips to the store to get stuff that got overlooked.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:32:34 AM EST
Myth. Eating too much and boozing it up sure will though.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:34:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By bonnevillain:
Myth. Eating too much and boozing it up sure will though.


Plus the busy few days.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:37:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
From being tired after all the trips to the store to get stuff that got overlooked.


Reminds me of a classic Cosby Show.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:55:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 8:57:03 AM EST by Jdude]
tryptophan and all the blood that the stomach muscle needs to process your food makes you sleepy
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:55:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:57:16 AM EST
Mythbusters says its because your eating to many calories not the turkey. Eat less sleep less
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:57:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By warp_foo:
Tryptophan

ETA: Beat while linking... And agreed on the amount to tryptophan in turkey not necessarily the likely culprit. Cheddar cheese has more tryptophan, however, you don't normally eat a pound of cheese at one sitting.


says you....

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:58:00 AM EST
turkey narcolepsy
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:59:39 AM EST
Belly full, nap time.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:59:56 AM EST
According to the Mythbusters, it's the AMOUNT of food not the actual food. YMMV.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:38:13 AM EST
Digesting food takes metabolic energy, and a lot of it. The body diverts that energy to the stomach to get the job done,
and so you want to take a nap while your digestive system gets busy.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:49:21 AM EST
carb overload.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:50:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:13:05 PM EST
I didn't even have to eat ,I was tired just from cooking all this stuff.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:14:18 PM EST
It's from stuffing yourself with all sorts of heavy food.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:24:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 12:26:16 PM EST by twonami]
It's the Ambien in the gravy or someone in the family slipped you a roofie.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:29:21 PM EST
It's not the turkey, it's the fact that your day was much busier than usual. Hanging out all day at a gun range isn't exhausting by any means...yet I always am afterwards.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:38:07 PM EST
Not true. If it was... how come turkeys aren't always asleep?....lol.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:38:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 12:39:12 PM EST by Chromekilla]
Natural chemicals in the turkey.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:40:04 PM EST
All your blood is being rediverted to your intestines.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:30:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cleatus:
carb overload.


Not sure why everyone is saying this - I didn't consume a lot of carbs, jsut a lot of turkey! And it always makes me sleepy!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:34:00 PM EST
It's all the relatives at my house making me tired. I can hit any chair and be asleep in 10 when they show up.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:08:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:12:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Archtaan:
Originally Posted By Agilt:
Originally Posted By dport:
Eating too much of it.


This.

Just eating too much.


They have a poisonous amino acid in them called Tryptophan. Guess if a turkey is getting attacked in the wild, this is its defense mechanism. Kinda like how Monarch butterfly caterpillars are nasty because they eat milkweed. Dont think it went according to plan though![/quote]

Nope.

I just just slept it off like the Honey Badger did the snake bite. And then I went back to eating.

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