Archive for April, 2009
Posted on April 14, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
I know this post is completely off-topic, but as many of you know, this summer I am going on a mission trip to Nepal. A friend who also has many missionary friends gave me the following information to try before my flight.
According to her missionary friends it works very well.
Since I’m a fan of interesting things, and since I think the concept is pretty cool, I thought I’d pass it along for those who might also be interested.
The Anti-Jet-Lag Diet 1. DETERMINE BREAKFAST TIME at destination on day of arrival. 2. FEAST-FAST-FEAST-FAST - Start four days before breakfast time in step 1. On day one, FEAST; eat heartily with high-protein breakfast and lunch and a high-carbohydrate dinner. No coffee except between 3 and 5 p.m. On day two, FAST on light meals of salads, light soups, fruits and juices. Again, no coffee except between 3 and 5 p.m. On day three, FEAST again. On day four, FAST; if you drink caffeinated beverages, take them in morning when traveling west, or between 6 and 11 p.m. when traveling east. 3. BREAK THE FINAL FAST at destination breakfast time. No alcohol on the plane. If the flight is long enough, sleep until normal breakfast time at destination, but no later. Wake up and FEAST on a high protein breakfast. Stay awake and active. Continue the day's meals according to mealtimes at the destination. FEAST on high protein breakfast and lunches to stimulate the body's active cycle. Suitable meals include steak, eggs, hamburgers, high-protein cereals, green beans. FEAST on high carbohydrates suppers to stimulate sleep. They include spaghetti and other pastas (but no meatballs), crepes (but no meat filling), potatoes, other starchy vegetables, and sweet desserts. FAST days help deplete the liver's store of carbohydrates and prepare the body's clock for resetting. Suitable foods include fruit, light soups, broths, skimpy salads, unbuttered toast, half pieces of bread. Keep calories and carbohydrates to a minimum. 1 2 3 4 FEAST FAST FEAST FAST BREAK FINAL FAST B high protein light foods high protein light foods Westbound: If you drink caffeinated beverages, take them morning before departure. Eastbound: take them L high protein light foods high protein light foods between 6 and 11 p.m. If flight is long enough, sleep until destination breakfast time. Wake up and FEAST S high carbo. light foods high carbo. light foods beginning with a high protein breakfast. Lights on. Stay active. Coffee, tea, cola, other caffeinated beverages allowed only between 3 and 5 p.m.
We’re going to give this diet a shot to see if it will help us to adjust to the time on the other side of the world.
If you’ve had any experience in long travel or beating jet-lag, feel free to chime in, I’d love your thoughts.