When you're travelling, it's a bummer being groggy and tired when you reach your destination. To help avoid jet lag during your next big trip, schedule your meals around your destination time zone before you actually arrive.
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This is basically a simple way to adjust to your new time zone in advance. Travel + Leisure explains how it works:
"Meals help to regulate our underlying rhythms so try to stick to the mealtimes of your destination time zone," says Dautovich, who also recommends skipping the in-flight nightcap because alcohol can act as a stimulant...When you're travelling on an overnight flight, this could mean sleeping when the meal is served on a plane, because you don't want to eat dinner when they are sleeping in your new time zone.
They add that you can ask the flight attendant to save your meal for later, when you wake up, or just bring your own snacks so that you can "start the day" with a breakfast.
In other words, help your body make more sense of the time difference by using meals as a guideline. For more jet lag cures, head to their full post at the link below.
How to Eat Your Way Out of Jet Lag [Travel + Leisure]