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Drop Zone Diet

Anh Nguyen drops a stone in two weeks. Seriously, this works

Published on July 1st 2011.

Drop Zone Diet

FIRSTLY I’ve got to make clear that crash diets are not a long term solution. They’re a quick fix when you’ve got a special occasion.

When nutritionist Jeannette Jackson told me about her new Drop Zone Diet I was very intrigued. With a holiday on the horizon I thought I’d give it a go.

I won’t lie to you, the diet is quite extreme, but it isn’t as bad as some crash diets. The shopping list includes everyday food items, nothing out of the ordinary or extravagant – apart from a juicer.

I met Jeannette at Southport Food and Drink Festival. Brilliant and engaging, her nutrition session was fascinating, exploring the science behind what you eat, the chemical reactions that occur in the body and the effects that these can have on your mood and energy levels.

She knew her stuff. So when the opportunity came up to try this diet I jumped at it – well, sort of. Like most women, I’ve always wanted to lose half a stone, but it’s never bothered me enough to have the will power to do it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. I need goals to spur me on and motivate. Otherwise I’m just going to eat cake.

7016_294474655082_838780082_9449726_4940234_NClear guidelines are what I wanted, and indeed this is what I got. The two week Drop Zone Diet provides instructions and recipes for 14 days, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cutting out tea, coffee and alcohol – what a killer.

The Drop Zone Diet is only for those who are in good health. You’ve got to consult a doctor before starting.

My start weight was 9 stone 11 on Monday morning, week one. Preparation is the key to this diet. You’ve got to get up a little earlier in the morning to prepare the juices and make the soups in advance. Every day starts with a vegetable or fruit juice, lunch will be a homemade soup (four are made during the two weeks and are very tasty) or rice cakes and avocado. Dinner is either soup, fish or meat and vegetables. Every day is different so it doesn’t get boring.

I wasn’t any more hungry than I usually am, and didn’t feel faint or weak or experience anything out the ordinary. In fact, I felt healthy and energetic. After day one I weighed in at 9 stone 8. The second day was the same, and by Thursday I had lost 6 pounds. Unbelievable.

It was the wrong time to start, over a Bank Holiday weekend, and I had to cheat a few times, but managed to stay the same weight by being really careful. On Sunday I was 9 stone 5. Moderate exercise is advised but I didn’t have time to fit it in.

Week two was more of the same – and on Thursday morning I weighed 9 stone 3. The lightest I have ever been. By now, after regular Facebook updates every lady (and some men) out there was desperate to know what I had been doing and wanted to know every detail.

It was quite difficult to stick to for the full 14 days due to the nature of my job, weddings, and thirtieth birthdays, so make sure you have a clear two weeks if you can. However, I still lost 10 pounds.

The challenge now is to keep it off, but I’ve got the motivation to do so. It has changed the way I think about food and has taught me to be (a little) more disciplined. I’ve definitely taken away some good habits away from the experience.

I can honestly say, if you stick to this you will lose weight, if you’ve got a special occasion coming up – give it a go. You will be amazed.

Want to do the Drop Zone Diet? Confidential readers can buy the plan plus Ultimate Energy Detox for just £19.99 (33% off normal price). Click here.

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