Nobody enjoys feeling disoriented, nauseated, tired, and unable to concentrate or sleep. But with a few simple precautions, you can vastly reduce your jet lag symptoms and enjoy a smoother transition.
What is jet lag?
Have you ever taken a long flight and arrived at your destination feeling weak, tired, or generally awful? That’s jet lag – and it’s not just your imagination. It’s a genuine physiological phenomenon.
Jet lag originates in the nerve cells of the hypothalamus, the region of our brain that regulates temperature, sleep, circadian rhythms, appetite, and hunger.
Modified Argonne Diet Protocol to overcome Jet lag.
On your day of travel, eat a normal breakfast and normal lunch. Then fast immediately before and especially during the flight, while drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Upon arrival, eat soon after landing, as close to local meal time as possible. Then initiate a normal meal schedule based on local time. Fasting should last at least 14 hours but can last as long as 24 hours. You may need to adjust actual meal times based on your flight time.