Maybe you've considered it yourself. And, no, these weight-loss retreats are anything but barbaric boot camps where you march for hours on end and eat a leaf of lettuce for dinner. With relaxing, spa-like environments, deliciously healthy food, and fun fitness classes, these weight-loss camps are about complete mind-body wellness. Plus, many of these weight-loss resorts offer expert-led programs backed by extensive research. Dietitians, trainers, psychologists, and physicians are all on staff to teach camp-goers the tips and practical strategies to not only lose the weight, but keep it off for good.
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Forget Fifty Shades of Grey. If you want real masochism, work out for six hours a day while sticking to a 1,calorie diet devoid of coffee, alcohol, and sugar. I'm not fat or out of shape, but I've put on a few pounds over the last three years. And though I hate the idea of dieting, I like a challenge. I also figured that not having constant access to food would help me separate real hunger from the fake kind that tends to pop up when I'm bored or stressed. So, I packed my bags for California with the hope of gaining energy and losing weight.
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One of the biggest draws to our program is our structured environment. Our experts map out your wellness program with your specific goals and needs in mind. Maybe your habits are less than healthy and you need to start eating better. Sometimes you just need TIME to focus on your health and wellness, allowing for a total mind and body transformation.
At 5 feet 10 inches, the software-company executive from Newport, California, then 40, was pounds. Her weight had always fluctuated, but she decided that she wanted to slim down once and for all. She stumbled upon the Web site of the Hilton Head Health Institute, a self-billed "weight loss spa retreat center" in South Carolina, and signed up. Weight-loss retreats, spas, and resorts for adults -- the grown-up version of fat camps -- have been around for decades.