Jet Lag and how to deal with it

Amcan Travel understands that our customers traveling outside their time zone might sometimes have to deal with some form of Jet Lag, which can affect your activities in your destination.

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Jet lag is a combination of any of the following physical symptoms:

Jet lag symbtoms are caused by changes in time zones from your home to the destination. It confuses the body's 24-hour inner clock known as "circadian rhythms." It can take as long as one day to adjust for each time zone you cross. It is not the length of your flight that will determine how much jet lag you might experience, but how many time zones you have gone through.

For many people, jet lag seems to be worse flying eastward. Traveling north to south within the same time zone, usually does not cause any jetlag.

Here is advice on how to deal with Jetlag as recommended by researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory.


The Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet is helping travelers quickly adjust their bodies' internal clocks to new time zones. It is also being used to speed the adjustment of shiftworkers, such as power plant operators, to periodically rotating work hours. The diet was developed by Dr. Charles F. Ehret of Argonne's Division of Biological and Medical Research.

  1. DETERMINE BREAKFAST TIME at destination of day of arrival.
  2. FEAST - FAST - FEAST - FAST on home time. Start three days before departure day.
    On day one, FEAST; eat heartily with high-protein breakfast and lunch and a high-carbohydrate dinner. No coffee except between 2 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, departure day, FAST; if you drink caffeinated beverages, take them in the morning when traveling west, or between 6 and 11 p.m. when traveling east. Going west, you may fast only half day.
  3. BREAK FINAL FAST at destination breakfast time. No alcohol on plane. If flight is long enough, sleep until normal breakfast time at destination, *but no later*. Wake up and FEAST on high-protein breakfast. Stay awake, active. Continue day's meals according to meal times at destination.

FEAST on high-protein breakfasts and lunches to stimulate the body's active cycle. Suitable meals include steak, eggs, hamburgers, high-protein cereals, green beans.

FEAST on high-carbohydrate 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.

ON HOME TIME: day 1 FEAST day 2 FAST day 3 FEAST day 4 FAST
Breakfast protein grapefruit protein grapefruit
Lunch protein apple protein apple
Supper carbo broth carbo broth

Coffee, tea, cola, other caffeinated beverages allowed only between 3 and 5 p.m.


Westbound: If you drink caffeinated beverages, take them morning before departure.

Eastbound: take them between 6 and 11 p.m. If flight is long enough, sleep until destination breakfast time. Wake up and FEAST, beginning with a high-protein breakfast. Lights on. Stay awake and active.