5 Weight Loss Retreats To Kick Start Your Weight Loss Journey

5 Weight Loss Retreats To Kick Start Your Weight Loss Journey

Are you in search of a retreat to kickstart your weight loss journey? You’ve come to the right place. As a team of weight loss nutritionists, we’re well aware of the key factors required for a healthy, successful weight loss retreat.

 

We work with clients to help them lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. We’re often asked how we feel about weight loss retreats and whether they are a good way to lose weight and the answer is…they can be. In the same way that crash diets don’t tend to lead to long-term weight loss, weight loss retreats on their own aren’t usually enough to reach your goals. However, as a kick-start to your journey, if you pick the right one they can get you started on the right path and provide motivation for the work to follow. Below, we’ve picked out five of our favourite retreats from across the world.

 

Of course, when you get home, we’d recommend working with a qualified nutritionist to continue your progress. If you are looking to lose weight, we can help you overcome your weight challenges, reach your happy weight and maintain it long term. Book yourself in for a complimentary 25 mintue call or contact us and a member of our team will be in touch soon. We can talk through your challenges and explore whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you.

 

Here are five weight loss retreats worth looking into…

 

5 WEIGHT LOSS RETREATS WORTH CHECKING OUT

 

MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL, SPAIN

 

Rather than signing up for retreats that promise drastic weight loss in a short stay (which are rarely sustainable), instead consider opting for a retreat focussed on nutritious food where the menu is tailored to your needs. Marbella Club offers menus curated by in-house nutritional therapists and resident chefs, with dishes focusing on locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. There are also weekly talks on health topics, culinary workshops and visits from world-renowned health and healing experts. It’s the perfect place to spend a long-weekend kick-starting your health regime in a picture-perfect location. Read my full review of Marbella Club here.

Book here: marbellaclub.com

 

KAMALAYA, KOH SAMUI

 

Kamalaya (pictured top) is built around a tiny cave where Buddhist monks used to mediate. The holistic spa offers uniquely tailored programmes for weight loss. Along with delicious, healthy food to kick-start your new healthier life, you’ll receive an array of complementary treatments to improve results from Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The starry clientele return year after year, so the only danger is that you’ll want to keep going back.

Book here: kamalaya.com

 

BODYHOLIDAY, ST LUCIA

 

Frequently appearing in ‘best spas in the world’ awards lists, BodyHoliday St Lucia offers personalised wellness experiences. These include weight loss programmes that could help you to get off to a positive start to reaching your goals. The retreat teams weight loss programmes with activities to get you moving. Chose from world-leading medically-endorsed preventative therapies through to Ayurveda, beauty and pampering treatments and action-packed activities.

Book here: thebodyholiday.com

 

ATMANTAN WELLNESS RESORT, INDIA

 

If you’re looking for a more affordable weight loss retreat, Atmantan Wellness Resort in India could be your go-to. With views over Mulshi Lake, the retreat is a work of accessible architecture that blends in seamlessly with its environment and has lots of fantastic accessible features. It specialises in detox, weight loss and de-stress retreats, delivering an educational and transformational wellness experience that could give you the boost you need to make long-term changes. Once you get home, working with a nutritionist can help to support your progress.

Book here: healthandfitnesstravel.com

 

LANSERHOF, EUROPEAN LOCATIONS

 

The primary goal of the Lanserhof concept is ‘live better for longer’ with a focus on individualised treatment. They provide a combination of natural healing with state-of-the-art medicine. From naturopathy, energy medicine and psychology, to cutting-edge medical tests and treatments. Lanserhof’s programme is focused on detoxification and purification of the body. This is largely achieved through fasting. With four health resorts across Europe, devotees from across the world check in for a reset once, or even several times, per year.  Guests report that they enjoy the experience of being completely taken care of during their stay. This acts as a great start for a long-term nutritionist-supported weight loss programme.

Book here: lhtac.com

 

If you’re interested in exploring fasting programmes you can carry out at home, read our ultimate guide to fasting.

 

Ready to start your weight loss journey? Contact us here to find out how we can help you continue the good work when you return from your retreat.



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.