If you are travelling through different time zones, you may find yourself craving food at unusual hours. Food is an important tool in helping your body get over jetlag quicker if you make some smart decisions about your dining. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind.
Fast for 12-14 hours beforehand
Work out the breakfast time in your destination and fast for 12-14 hours before this time. This helps to reset your body's circadian rhythm to feel like this is night time and can help your body adjust to sleeping at this time as it won't be expecting to eat.
Have a large breakfast
The next morning, once you have arrived at your hotel eat a large and balanced breakfast. This helps to kickstart your body for the day. It's a good excuse to hit the buffet and have some protein (such as eggs, meat, yoghurt or nuts) as well as some complex carbs such as wholegrain cereals and breads. You may also be feeling a little dehydrated from a long flight so it's a good idea to load up on fluids such as teas, water or even coffee. While coffee can be a little dehydrating, it still gives you a net boost of fluid and can be a way to give yourself another little energy boost.
Bring snacks or a light lunch
You may not be feeling that eager to eat in the middle of the day, particularly if this is usually your nighttime. If this is the case, it can be a good idea to bring a small snack such as nuts with you as you head out for business or sightseeing. If you don't eat in the middle of the day, particularly if you are being active, it's easy to get tired simply by a lack of food. Juices and smoothies can also be easy to eat on the go and give you a delicious healthy hit of fruit and vegetables.
Fill up before you sleep
It's common to feel tired on the first day in the new time zone. Don't skip dinner this night as you may wake up hungry in the middle of the night if you haven't eaten enough. Often a thick soup such as minestrone can be a great way to fill up and is easy and comforting to eat.
By eating some delicious food from your hotel's dining options, you can quickly get over your jetlag and get to make the most of your trip.Share
29 June 2016
My wife had been having a rocky time of it since our second child was born. She really needed a break from the kids so I organised a luxury weekend away in a hotel while the kids stayed with our parents. That way she was be able to catch up on sleep, having uninterrupted showers and toilet breaks. She also really looked forward to not having to clean up after the kids for a while! Luckily, she enjoyed this weekend so much that we decided to do it more regularly. This blog is all about organising a luxury weekend away in a hotel for your spouse.