Researchers think they’ve come up with another strategy to beat jet lag.
The results of a small study from the University of Surrey, published in the journal Current Biology, found altering your meal times could be the answer we’ve been looking for.
"Altering meal times can reset the body clock regulating sugar metabolism in a drug-free way," lead author Dr Jonathan Johnston said according to The Independent.
"This will help us design feeding regimes to reduce the risk of developing health problems such as obesity and cardiovascular disease in people with disturbed circadian rhythms.
"So if you are flying back home from the US, try and eat closer to the time you normally would in Britain."
For the study, researchers monitored ten volunteer's body clocks in two stages.
During the first stage, participants were fed breakfast 30 minutes after waking up. For the second stage, they ate five hours after waking.
The results found delaying meals by five hours also delayed blood sugar rhythms. Meaning, “Altering meal times can reset the body clocks regulating sugar metabolism in a drug-free way.”