This Flight Attendant Trick Could Keep You From Ever Getting Jet Lag Again

The internet is filled with tips and tricks for avoiding jet lag, but airline cabin crew may have the best advice for dodging that post-flight fatigue and crabbiness. It makes sense; they’re constantly on the move and hopping time zones, which can really wear you out if you don’t figure out how to keep yourself feeling good.

One trick that flight attendants employ to stop jet lag in its tracks is surprisingly simple: just skip eating.

We know. The last thing you want to deal with is a growling belly hours from your destination, but it could make a real difference to how you feel when you arrive.

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Not eating in the air has a bunch of benefits. It gives your digestive system a break, letting you dodge the bloating and stomach upset frequently caused by extended periods at high altitudes.

Skipping a meal also works to reset your body clock. When you have your regularly scheduled dinner on a plane, you’re telling your system to stick with its old wake/eat/sleep schedule. When you forgo eating mid-flight land and have a nutritious meal as soon as you land, you’re giving your body a major hint that it needs to adjust to a new time zone.

Plus, no one really wants to dig into a tray of airplane food anyway.

The next time you fly, be sure to try this flight attendant hack to keep your body’s internal clock on the right track. It’s easy and could save you days of jet lag.