Tips to Avoid Weight Gain from Jet Lag

Weight gain from jet lag
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The world is opening back up and many are just itching to start traveling again! Not just for pleasure but for business too. Business professionals often take flights throughout the year. As much as they try to eat healthfully and exercise, some continue to deal with unwanted fat in certain areas of their body.We all know it can be hard to achieve the body shape you want through diet and exercise, and jet lag certainly doesn’t help. It can actually lead to you wanting to eat more. And not just craving healthy stuff, but craving the bad things. In some cases you might not have another option if that’s all that’s open late. The clock might say 2:45am but you’re raring to go like it’s 11am.

How Jet Lag Plays a Role

We can all relate to trying everything to get into shape and how difficult it is especially because of business trips we need to take. How tired we become from the odd hours, and how no matter what we eat, we feel as though it’s not working.

What’s interesting is that a study recently revealed that jet lag could be keeping people from losing the weight you want to.

Circadian rhythms change as people fly through different time zones. Researchers have found that these changes affect the metabolism and the levels of certain bacteria in the intestines, both of which can result in weight gain.

In severe cases, people can suffer from metabolic disease. This can lead to a higher risk of diabetes.

Another problem with jet lag is that disruptions in sleep can also increase people’s appetites. With an increased appetite and a slower metabolism, weight gain is nearly unavoidable.

What People Can Do

Most people can’t simply stop taking business trips, so they will need to find other ways to combat the effects of jet lag. And no, downing a whole pot of coffee or a bunch of energy drinks is not a good idea. The following are some suggestions to help:

  • Do your best to sleep on the plane when traveling at night. Cover your eyes with a blindfold or take melatonin to feel sleepy at your normal bedtime.
  • Do not give in to your increased appetite. Be sure to get enough protein and fiber when you do eat and watch your portions.
  • Dehydration is common during flights, which can make you feel hungry. Make sure to drink plenty of water while traveling.
  • Sleep only at night, even if you are tired during the day. When you sleep during the day, you won’t feel tired at night, and that will make it harder on your body to adjust. Wait until it’s nighttime at your destination to go to sleep.
  • Continue to exercise and eat well.


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*Information in this article is not medical advice and may not be factually accurate. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post and to get the most up to date factual data about any procedure or treatment.