We introduced the 10lb in 10 days diet plan last week and set writer Jo Dunbar on a mission to follow it. Does it shift flab? Hell yeah!
From diet plans that make you dizzy, to spending shedloads on personal trainers, I’ve tried everything to get my size-14 body in better shape. So when I heard about Jackie Warner’s 10 Pounds In 10 Days diet plan, I’ll admit
I was sceptical. In fact, I was limbering up for a big, fat diet fail. But, armed with some dumbbells, a skipping rope, and only 950 calories a day, I started losing weight at super speed…
Day one I rally all my enthusiasm for the first day of Jackie’s diet plan. For brekkie I polish off half a grapefruit, down coffee with almond milk (surprisingly tasty, FYI) and count out eight almonds for a mid-morning snack. Rock and roll! Lunch is an alfalfa sprout, avocado and spinach sandwich, followed by a dinner of chicken, garlic, broccoli and three new potatoes.
Portions are shockingly tiny. I feel exhausted by the end of the day, but have theatre tickets so force myself to leave the house. I miss out on my usual gin and tonic though. Sigh.
Day five I’m totally sick of alfalfa sprouts and broccoli now. Eating the same thing every day is boring, and the toughest bit of the whole plan. I miss my daily Diet Coke, too. I’m so hungry, but my flatter tummy and clearer skin are keeping me going. Plus I’m already starting to feel lighter. I have to go to a wedding today, so I’ll work out extra hard with my weights tomorrow to make up for all the champers.
Day ten I’ve lost 7lb! My legs are less wobbly, my waist is trimmer and I feel stronger. In fact, my Diet Coke cravings have totally vanished. However, I think to lose the full 10lb in 10 days you’d have to become a bit of a social hermit.
Now the 10 days are up, I’ll keep exercising and eating smaller portions, but the alfalfa sprouts are out!
If you missed our introduction to Jackie Warner’s 10 Pounds In 10 Days diet last issue, check it out here.
- To shed weight like Jo, read 10 Pounds In 10 Days by Jackie Warner (Vermilion, £14.99), published May 31. Also available as an E-book, £15.65. Copyright © Jackie Warner 2012.