Even though there is only one "holiday week left," you still may be faced with oodles of holidays sweet treats - eggnog, peppermint jojos, candy canes and gingerbread. And after a holiday party or two, you start waking up feeling hung over, despite having abstained from the alcohol. The feel-good holiday battle, your up in sugar intake has won, and you feel sluggish and tired.
The post sugar food coma fatigue is not surprising, even when you haven't gorged yourself on them. It is simply a chemical reaction, discussed in this Wired article. By upping your protein intake, Not only will it help with you feel more satiated, but it can also help your cognitive performance. Go to you holiday parties with a plan -- start your holiday party with a slice of ham before loading up on figgy pudding and sugar cookies.