Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How Do You Avoid Jet Lag?

With a twelve hour time difference when traveling to China, how is it possible to avoid that awful feeling of fatigue and stomach illness after landing? After my experience last time we flew to China (I was not a pretty sight!), I was determined to find a solution for my stomach. My little red book (a.k.a. The Girls' Book: How to be the Best at Everything) came with an option that I was happy to chose over the alternative. This is the basic idea of the plan:

How To Avoid Jet Lag

Begin preparing for your flight three days in advance.

Day 1: Eat a high protein breakfast and lunch, such as sausage, chicken, eggs, or bacon, and eat a high carbohydrate dinner (things like potatoes and pasta).

Day 2: Eat only lite meals.

Day 3: Eat whatever you want.

Departure Day: When you get on the plane, switch your watch to the time at your destination. When it is night at your destination, sleep on the plane, and when it is day time at your destination, stay awake. If you arrive at your destination during the day, don't go to bed, take a shower, and go out and do something.

So far, I have gotten everyone on board (well, Z has a kind of modified version because he doesn't eat all of the listed foods). We have all been trying to stick to the schedule, but we did eat a little much yesterday for "eat only lite meals" and we forgot a little about the carbs on Monday! We are going to try the plan out as best as we can anyway, and we will let you know if it works (if it takes a while to respond about this, it probably means the plan did not work!).



At 5:17 AM, Blogger The Balla Family said...

Well, we aren't too badly jet lagged but it is hard to tell if the plan had anything to do with it. I am very happy that I am not sick to my stomach like last year!

At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad is bout to go to Malaysia...
I hope this works...
I told em already


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