Now that the elections are over, it's time to think holidays which means... FOOD! When you eat as much food we all do, you're gonna need a lot of time to lie around digesting and moaning.

According to a new study from Dr. Praeger's, the average American spends 213 hours a year in a FOOD COMA. That's nine entire days.

After we eat a super heavy meal with lots of meat and carbs, it takes an average of one hour and 22 minutes before we feel sharp and ready to work or, really, do anything.  And we have about two or three of those meals every week.

The most common foods that knock us out are: Burgers, pizza, mashed potatoes, burritos, fries, hot dogs, tacos, cheese, and potato chips. So in other words, we're doing it RIGHT.

Americans who consider themselves 'heavy eaters' also admitted they feel more stressed than 'light eaters' do.

Read more about the findings here.