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Check out this cool app and learn guitar - Day is no time to diet, but ending the day feeling bloated and sluggish is no fun. Counteract this Thanksgiving dinner condition with these strategies.To complete this how-to, you will need:Loose clothingExerciseDigestifGinger, peppermint, or chamomile tea (optional)Step 1: Don't blame the turkeyDon't blame the turkey for your annual Thanksgiving dinner food coma: It's a myth that the amino acid tryptophan in turkey causes drowsiness. More likely, your lethargy is a result of too many carbohydrates in the form of stuffing, potatoes, and pie.Step 2: Loosen your pantsLoosen your pants -- or whatever garment is hugging your tummy -- if you can. Helping your stomach expand aids the digestion process.Step 3: Resist the urge to lie downResist the urge to lie down: Being horizontal won't just interfere with your body's ability to digest your meal; it may send food into your esophagus, causing heartburn.If you must lie down, put pillows behind your back so you're not lying completely flat.Step 4: Enjoy an after-dinner drinkEnjoy a digestif -- a cordial or liqueur taken after a meal to aid digestion; it will help you survive the annual Thanksgiving dinner food coma by relaxing the muscle that empties the stomach.If you prefer not to drink alcohol, sip a cup of ginger, peppermint, or chamomile tea to help digestion.Step 5: Get movingTake a 15-minute stroll. Light exercise, like walking, helps food move along the digestive tract so you won't feel so sluggish. If bloating is making you feel like a beached whale, put on some lively music and get everyone dancing; working up a sweat can help release fluids your body is holding onto. Not to mention help burn off that second piece of pumpkin pieThe scientific term for "food coma" is "postprandial somnolence."Thanks for watching How to Survive the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Food Coma! If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to the Howcast YouTube channel! out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from howcast and more videos in the Howto category.You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide (at ), learn about producing Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmaker Program (at ), or showcase your expertise in a Howcast video series (at ).