Waking up at 3 a.m., falling asleep in the middle afternoon… jet lag can be a real hassle when you’re starting out on a vacation or business trip. You’ve probably heard many cures, but researchers at Harvard Medical School have another one to try: Starve yourself. A recent study of lab mice found that fasting for extended periods will reset the body’s internal clock to a new time zone.
The researchers have not conducted human trials, but they recommend that travelers wishing to try this technique skip a meal or a couple of meals before flying overseas. Eat only when you would normally eat in the time zone to which you are traveling.