FAQ

Blast One Plan FAQ

If there’s anything we haven’t covered, please do get in touch.
1) A summary of the Blast One Plan
This is a 21 day educational fat-loss, fitness and health programme. Once you have paid the fee you will be sent, about 3 days before the official start of the programme, your Blast Pack. In this Blast pack is your eating plan and your first week’s workouts, along with a recipe collection, a measurement sheet, a goal sheet, a food diary and a training diary. You will be sent 4 workouts at the beginning of each of the three weeks of about 25-35 minutes long. There are five choices of level…please see question 4) Seniors, Pilates, then 3 levels of Interval Training (a mix of strength work and occasionally some cardio) which are Level A (newbie), Level B (intermediate) and level C (with weights). You follow the Blast One eating plan guidelines and you do 4 workouts each week. You can change between levels of workout each week as much as you like. All this results in you losing fat, changing ingrained habits, becoming fitter and stronger. You will feel healthier. You will be able to ask questions anytime to the Blast leaders. Every day you will receive from Annie Deadman a freshly written original email. These will keep you motivated, entertained and will also educate you so you understand what is happening to your body, and why what you are doing works.
2) What happens during the Blast One Plan

Once you have paid the fee and thereby agreed to the Terms and Conditions, you will be sent a welcome email. Then, a few days before the official start of the plan you will be sent the Blast Pack (see question 1). We ask you to take measurements of your body so you can check your progress at the end. We also suggest you take photographs too… such a great way to see how you are doing! You can email the Blast leaders at any time about any questions to do with the plan, food, workouts, anything. You are also invited to join a closed Facebook group where you can share your experiences (and recipes and tips) with all the other members around the world.

3) What can you expect to achieve during the Blast One Plan?
You will achieve fat-loss and therefore loss of centimetres. We don’t concern ourselves too much with scale weight (i.e how heavy you are). The more fat you have (and the more sugary your diet was before) the more fat you will lose on the Blast Plan. You will become fitter and your muscles will become firmer and you will be stronger. Other benefits are:

  • You will feel less bloated as the food plan you follow is very kind to your gut.
  • Your hair, nails and skin will feel different and better.
  • You will sleep very deeply (less sugar, alcohol and caffeine)
  • You may feel calmer and more ‘in control’.
  • You will have more energy.
  • You may see a reduction in allergies such as hay fever and eczema and any menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, will fade dramatically.
  • You will have an increased sense of well-being.
4) What are the workouts like on the Blast One Plan?

The workout choices are the same for both Blast One and Blast Two. You can view the taster videos HERE.

Each week you will be sent 4 workouts which are about 25-40 minutes in length, depending on which type you choose. They are video links and you will need an internet connection to be able to view them. There are 5 choices of workout: Seniors, Pilates, then 3 levels of Interval Training (a mix of strength work and occasionally some cardio) which are Level A (newbie), Level B (intermediate) and level C (with weights). Annie is in all videos, accompanied sometimes by Aaron and also by other people (to do the bits Annie doesn’t fancy doing).
Seniors: These workouts are less than 30 minutes in length and involve no bending at the knee. Some workouts require a chair. Each workout is either wholly standing/sitting or on the floor so there is no getting up or down off the floor during a workout. They involve strength and mobility work. Annie does everything with you. The only equipment you may need is a chair and a couple of very light weights or cans from your kitchen.
Pilates workouts: These workouts are around 40-45 minutes in length. If you are new to Pilates then you would follow Pilates Beginners. If you already have Pilates experience then you would follow Pilates Progressive.
Interval training: These workouts are a mix of strength training and cardio. No equipment is required unless you are doing Level C which requires dumbbells for some exercises.
Level A: all the work is low impact
Level B: there is lots of strength work and some cardio, some of which is high impact but there is always a low impact option offered.
Level C: the workouts are divided into Legs I, Back/Core, Legs II and Chest/Arms. There will be high impact and low impact options of any cardio offered.
You will need dumbbells and if you would like advice please email the office, giving details of your current fitness level and your age and clothes size.
Warm-ups and cool downs. As of July 2020, the Seniors, Pilates and Interval Level B workouts include the warm up and some stretching. Otherwise separate warm-up and cool down videos are provided.

5) What is the Blast One eating plan like?

The Blast One eating plan works because you will be creating a non-toxic environment for your body. Some foods which traditionally aggravate the gut are omitted (wheat, some dairy, alcohol) and you will be nourishing and fuelling your body with good normal food. You will be given all the instructions you need (including a shopping list) and you shouldn’t be hungry. You will be inspired by the Blast recipe collection, but you have the flexibility to cook your own food using the Blast guidelines. The food you will eat is good, unprocessed food which can easily be adapted into family life. Vegetarian meal ideas are included in the plan and there is a dedicated Vegan recipe collection too. You will be given portion size guidelines and adhering to these will ensure greater success.

6) What is the level of support during the Blast One Plan?

Right from the beginning you can ask questions of the Blast team at any time and we do our best to answer them in under 12 hours. Every single day of the 21 day programme, Annie Deadman writes a fresh, original email to the whole Blast group. These emails bind everyone together and they contain educational information about your body as well as light-hearted chat to add fun and humour. There is also a closed Facebook group offered to the members which is an extremely valuable place to share experiences and recipes, ask for advice or generally have a moan about how much your thighs hurt.

7) How do I sign up and what happens then?
To buy a place on the Blast One Plan, simply select your start date and click the Add To Basket button and follow the instructions. Read the Terms and Conditions and make your payment, then it is done! You will then receive a welcome email and a payment confirmation. Then, a few days before the official start date of Blast One, you will receive your Blast pack. See question 2.
8) How different is Blast One to Blast Two?

The Blast One plan omits foods which can cause intolerances in the body and therefore which can inhibit well-being and, occasionally fat-loss. Guidance is given to portion sizes and it is up to each individual to adhere to these.
Blast Two has a more flexible eating plan. You can have more dairy and some wheat provided you feel your gut can tolerate it. You are given an amount of calories to follow each day according to your weight, height and age and you will also track how much protein you have each day. It is because you are tracking calories that you can be flexible in what you eat, although sugar and alcohol are not permitted during the 21 days, on either Plan. 

Blast Two also asks that you check in with your Blast leader via email each week by sending in new hip and waist measurements. This is the proof of the pudding, so to speak. You will be eating exactly the right amount for your body shape and age, but it does involve commitment and care because of tracking and recording your food. It is a great education!

You may prefer to avoid that kind of detail, in which case Blast One might be better.

If you have a large amount of weight to lose and need a gentle start, then go for Blast One. You can ask our advice at any time, but please provide details (age, weight, height, fitness level).

All workout choices are the same for both Blast One and Blast Two.

Blast Two Plan FAQ

If there’s anything we haven’t covered, please do get in touch.
1) A summary of the Blast Two Plan

This is a 21 day fat-loss and fitness programme. Once you have paid the fee you will be sent a welcome email asking for your weight in kgs, your height in cms and your age. Just before the official start of the Programme, your Blast leader will send you an amount of calories to follow plus protein grams, tailored to your stats. Guidance and advice will be given, so there is nothing to worry about. You will be eating the right amount of food for YOU! About 3 days before the official start of the programme, you will receive your Blast Two pack. In this Blast pack is your eating plan and your first week’s workouts, along with a recipe collection, a measurement sheet, a goal sheet, a food diary and a training diary.

The Blast Two eating plan: Blast is primarily about eating the right food to keep hormones stable, energy up and fat levels down. On Blast One, you avoid most dairy and wheat products but on Blast Two you can relax these rules if you feel you have no intolerance to them. But you must stay within the calorie range which you have been sent. You will be asked to send in measurements and photos (the latter are optional).

Each week you will be sent 4 workouts to do.  You may combine these with any other fitness regime you already have in place, and you can seek our advice about this at the time. See question 4) below for more details about the workouts.

You follow the Blast Two eating plan guidelines and you do your workouts. All this results in you losing fat, changing ingrained habits, becoming fitter and stronger. You will feel much healthier and have more energy. You are kept on track through weekly check-ins with your Blast leader. They will ask you once, and it is up to you to make use of that accountability. Every day you will receive from Annie Deadman a freshly written original email. These will keep you motivated, entertained and will also educate you so you understand what is happening to your body, and why what you are doing works.

2) What happens during the Blast Two Plan

Once you have paid the fee and thereby agreed to the Terms and Conditions, you will be sent a welcome email. In this email, you will be asked to provide to your Blast leader your height in cms, your weight in kgs and your age. This will enable your Blast leader to calculate your daily calorie quota plus your daily protein quota. It is up to you to provide this information. Without this data, your Blast leader cannot give you what you need to start the Blast Two plan. Your daily calorie and protein intake will be sent to you just before the official start of the Plan. You will also need digital food weighing scales, but they’re not expensive. A few days before the official start of the Blast Two plan, you will be sent your Blast Two pack (see question 1).

Each week you will be sent 4 workouts for that week. There are a number of different types, depending on your fitness level and ability.  See question 4) below. You will plan your food according to your calorie quota, do your workouts and you may email your Blast leader at any time with questions which we do our best to answer within 12 hours.

At the end of each week, your Blast leader will ask you to check-in, and send in your hip and waist measurements so you can gauge progress. This accountability will play a big part in your success.

You are also invited to join a closed Facebook group where you can share your experiences (and recipes and tips) with all the other members around the world. Every day you will receive an email from Annie to keep you educated and amused. You will be so proud of what you achieve!

3) What can you expect to achieve during the Blast Two Plan?

You will achieve fat-loss and therefore your circumference measurements will decrease!  We don’t concern ourselves too much with scale weight (i.e. how heavy you are). The more fat you have (and the more sugary your diet was before) the more fat you will lose on the Blast Two Plan. You will become fitter and your muscles will become firmer and you will be stronger. Both Blast One and Blast Two are suitable for everyone, it’s just a matter of how much commitment you can give and whether you like the thought of tracking your macronutrients (Carbs, Fat, Protein. However, if you are already fairly lean, and looking to lose more fat, then Blast Two would be preferable for you over Blast One, as you would require more detailed food tracking.

You can also expect the following:

  • You will feel less bloated as the food plan you follow is very kind to your gut.
  • Your hair, nails and skin will feel different and better.
  • You will sleep very deeply (less sugar, caffeine and alcohol)
  • You may feel calmer and more ‘in control’ due to the regulation of some hormones.
  • You will have more energy.
  • You may see a reduction in allergies such as hay fever and eczema and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats will fade dramatically.
  • You will have an increased sense of well-being.

Portion control is measured (through your individual calorie quota) and therefore if you stick to this and do your workouts, you will have a great Blast plan!  By Day 21 you will feel an overwhelming sense of achievement and motivation. 

4) What are the workouts like on the Blast Two Plan?

The workout choices are the same for both Blast One and Blast Two. You can view the taster videos HERE.

Each week you will be sent 4 workouts which are about 25-40 minutes in length, depending on which type you choose.  They are video links and you will need an internet connection to be able to view them. There are 5 choices of workout: Seniors, Pilates, then 3 levels of Interval Training (a mix of strength work and occasionally some cardio) which are Level A (newbie), Level B (intermediate) and level C (with weights).  Annie is in all videos, accompanied sometimes by Aaron and also by other people (to do the bits Annie doesn’t fancy doing).

Seniors: These workouts are less than 30 minutes in length and involve no bending at the knee. Some workouts require a chair.  Each workout is either wholly standing/sitting or on the floor so there is no getting up or down off the floor during a workout.   They involve strength and mobility work. Annie does everything with you.  The only equipment you may need is a chair and a couple of very light weights or cans from your kitchen.
Pilates workouts: These workouts are around 40-45 minutes in length.  If you are new to Pilates then you would follow Pilates Beginners. If you already have Pilates experience then you would follow Pilates Progressive. 
Interval training: These workouts are a mix of strength training and cardio. No equipment is required unless you are doing Level C which requires dumbbells for some exercises. 

Level A: all the work is low impact.
Level B: there is lots of strength work and some cardio, some of which is high impact but there is always a low impact option offered.
Level C:  the workouts are divided into Legs I, Back/Core, Legs II and Chest/Arms.  There will be high impact and low impact options of any cardio offered.

You will need dumbbells and if you would like advice please email the office, giving details of your current fitness level and your age and clothes size.

Warm-ups and cool downs. As of July 2020, the Seniors, Pilates and Interval Level B workouts include the warm up and some stretching. Otherwise separate warm-up and cool down videos are provided.

5) What is the Blast Two eating plan like?

On Blast Two you can be more flexible with food choices than on Blast One, simply because you are tracking your food more closely, in terms of amount and how much fat, protein and carbohydrate. The Blast One eating plan works because you will be creating a non-toxic environment for your body. Some foods which traditionally aggravate the gut are omitted (wheat, some dairy, alcohol) and you will be nourishing and fuelling your body with good normal food. On Blast Two you may add in some more dairy foods and wheat products if you like so long as you stick to your calorie quota and follow the Blast guidelines of one portion of starchy carbohydrate per day, no alcohol, reduced sugar and limited caffeine. You are given a gorgeous recipe collection (inc. vegan and vegetarian recipes) to help inspire you, or you can make your meals up from your own repertoire.

6) What is the level of support during the Blast Two Plan?

Right from the beginning you can ask questions of your Blast leader at any time (and we try to respond within 12 hours) and from that, email conversations will ensue. Your Blast leader will ask you to send in new measurements each week too and it is up to you to make use of that accountability. Every single day of the 21 day programme, Annie Deadman writes a fresh, original email to the whole Blast group. These emails bind everyone together and they contain educational information about your body as well as light-hearted chat to add fun and humour. There is also a closed Facebook group offered to the members which is an extremely valuable place to share experiences and recipes, ask for advice or generally have a moan about how much your thighs hurt.

7) How do I sign up for Blast Two and what happens then?

To buy a place on Blast Two, simply visit the Blast Two Plan page, select your date, and follow the instructions. Read the Terms and Conditions and make your payment, then it is done! You will then receive a welcome email and a payment confirmation. See question 2.

8) How different is the Blast Two plan to Blast One?

The Blast One plan omits foods which can cause intolerances in the body and therefore which can inhibit well-being and, occasionally fat-loss. Guidance is given to portion sizes and it is up to each individual to adhere to these.
Blast Two has a more flexible eating plan. You can have more dairy and some wheat provided you feel your gut can tolerate it. You are given an amount of calories to follow each day according to your weight, height and age and you will also track how much protein you have each day. It is because you are tracking calories that you can be flexible in what you eat, although sugar and alcohol are not permitted during the 21 days, on either plan. 

Blast Two also asks that you check in with your Blast leader via email each week by sending in new hip and waist measurements. This is the proof of the pudding, so to speak. You will be eating exactly the right amount for your body shape and age, but it does involve commitment and care because of tracking and recording your food.  It is a great education!

You may prefer to avoid that kind of detail, in which case Blast One might be better.

If you have a large amount of weight to lose and need a gentle start, then go for Blast One. You can ask our advice at any time, but please provide details (age, weight, height, fitness level).

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