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The Drop Zone Diet Paperback – 3 Jan 2013
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About the Author
Jeannette Jackson is a nutritional biochemist, who works as an executive health consultant for blue chip organisations, offering expert scientific advice on all areas of health, nutrition and wellness to enhance staff productivity and performance. She is the resident expert on Sky Living's Bigger Than... series, and recently worked with Claire Richards from the pop group Steps on the Slave to Food documentary. She is also the nutrition expert on the Anti-Ageing Secrets DVD with Glynis Barber. She regularly appears as an expert on TV and radio shows for the BBC and as a keynote speaker at national conferences.
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This is a very low calorie diet. It is not reasonable to believe that you will not feel hungry - you will. That is what VLCD are like. I added a plate of salad (no extra dressing) or some steamed veg (broccoli, carrots, sprouts) to each meal, as I felt so hungry, it helped, as I felt hungry often! but that is what happens on VLCD. The rice cakes and avocado was tasty (I had never eaten either before), and a snack of a boiled egg or a tomato was not enough to stem-off my hunger pangs. The diet works, in that you will lose weight, if you can stick to it. You do lose a lot of water though, and so when you return to normal eating you will put some of that water-weight back on. And so you do need to watch what you eat, as you come off the diet, to reduce how much goes back on. Which is where, if a couple of days worth of maintenance/lifestyle eating plans had been included would have helped.
I borrowed my sister's smootihe maker, as I do not own a juicer. I prefer smoothies anyway as you get the fibre that way - and for some days I just ate the fruit or veg - as I found it more filling, than turning it into soup or a juice. And I bought Patrick Holfords Mood Food tablets for the 5HTP and other vitamins you needed ... to be honest I do not like taking tablets, I think you should get as much goodness as possible from your food. Chemical based vitamins may not have exactly the same effect as naturally occurring ones - perhaps I just prefer natural things.
Anyway, YES it will work, but you WILL FEEL hungry. So add extra salad or extra steamed veg - which won't add too much to the calorie intake, but may help with hunger pangs. There is good advice in the book. It is well written in a humorous and real way. It is useful - and worth reading. The biggest down-side for me, is the lack of lifestyle-diet sheets for maintaining the weight loss (many other diet books will provide this, so I surprised this does not - it would have been really useful too from someone who knows what she is talking about).
The reality - like too many 'diet' books (and I have read a lot of them) far too much padding and repetition in the preamble, some of which I personally found patronising....perhaps the author is underestimating her readers?
The breakdown of foods and food groups and what benefits and nutrients they provide and what the body needs is fairly comprehensive and well put, and is gathered here in one book, saving readers the time and trouble of finding out for themselves and consolidating all the information in one place. From that perspective, as a healthy eating guide, it is useful and informative.
I bought it on Kindle - mistake number 2 (although as the likelihood of my doing it is slim (excuse the wordplay)) - this book would have been better bought as a paperback - where I could flick through it much more easily, and return to areas I had highlighted and would need for regular reference. Having said that, if you are going to use it as a healthy eating guide it's useful having it on Kindle as you then have it with you when you are away from home - so you can look up what healthy foods might be best to satisfy a craving for chocolate, or what your cravings for salty crisps are telling you about a vitamin or mineral deficiency.
Lastly, but most significantly, the diet part of this book (and that is what it is sold on) requires you to use a juicer. I don't have a juicer, I don't particularly want a juicer, and I don't consider a juicer a necessary kitchen appliance and I am sure I'm not alone in that, but without said juicer you cannot do the diet. This should be made perfectly clear at the outset. If I had known this I definitely wouldn't have bought this book and although it wasn't a lot of money, I feel I have been cheated. Shame on you Jeannette Jackson for not making this absolutely clear.
This is the first review I have done - I feel quite strongly that potential purchasers should be made aware of the juicer caveat before investing in this book.