“Every time I fight now it's much harder because everyone wants to beat the Olympic champion”
This year's World Championships in Puebla, Mexico, which begin on Monday, will take place 2,200m above sea level.
"At first being in the tents was horrible, but I hope they can give me the edge," Jones told BBC Sport.
"We've had them on our beds and getting the worst night's sleep to begin with; then, the first time I went into one in training I got all dizzy and my coach started to panic because it's hard to get your breath."
While several nations flew to Mexico weeks ahead of the competition in order to acclimatise, Jones and her team-mates remained at their Manchester base until earlier this month.
GB Taekwondo wanted its athletes to enjoy home comforts for as long as possible, while the sleeping and training tents prepared them for the conditions they will face in South America.
"We had the Koreans over for training recently and they were all struggling while we were still going, so it shows it's working and I do feel much fitter now," stated Jones.
The Flint fighter took six months out from the sport to enjoy the opportunities which came her way after Olympic success, but then
lost her comeback fight
Jones secures Olympic taekwondo gold
"My head was a little all over the place but it reminded me how much I don't like losing - so it was a good kick up the backside and what I needed to find my motivation again," said the 2010 Youth Olympic champion.
"Every time I fight now it's harder because everyone wants to beat the Olympic champion, so I do feel the pressure, but I've just got to get to another level now and be one step ahead of my opponents."
There is also Bianca Walkden, who missed out on Olympic selection last year but has since won
from her six competitions.
"I've done all right," said Walkden. "Hopefully I can go to the Worlds and win a gold there, I would give all of the other medals back just to do well in Mexico."
The British team won a record
at 2011 Worlds in Gyeongju, South Korea, but UK Sport has set a target of
between one and three podium finishes
this time around, which is in line with the £6.9m funding award they will receive for the Rio Olympic cycle.
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