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Aug 4th, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Anti-jetlag diet?

Does anyone have any experience of the Argonne diet? I read about it recently and was wondering how useful this regimen is. Do tell!

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travell...0803-e72i.html

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Aug 4th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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I have heard about it but not tried it. I've always used melatonin, a hormone that regulates your wake and sleep cycle, and works fine.

I'll be curious to hear first-hand experience with this diet, too.
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Aug 5th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Maybe ask your question over on The Lounge forum too? I'm curious to hear opinions (but almost no one reads this "Travel Tips" branch).
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Aug 5th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for the responses - I will post something there!

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Aug 8th, 2009, 08:10 PM
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I tried the diet but it's difficult to say whether it worked for me or not, as I only stuck to it religiously once. A doctor gave me the instructions for my trip last year to Taiwan. It was my first long haul (18 hours!) flight and I was anxious about how my body would respond after landing.

The hardest and probably what was the most important factor was giving up caffeine at certain times in the days leading up to the trip. Otherwise, the rest of the diet is easy and you're not starving yourself in anyway.

I didn't have any jet lag the entire time I was in Asia. Hard to say if any other factors contributed to this. Back in the US was a different matter altogether! This may have been because I didn't follow the diet during my trip.

I'd say try it, it's not harmful and you're not starving yourself. There's nothing to lose.
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Aug 16th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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I'm a believer in this diet. I tried it after a few short trips where I was jet-lagged the entire time. It worked very well for me when I followed it faithfully. It even worked when I followed it about 60-70%.
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