Registering for a weight loss camp can be pretty intimidating, especially if you don’t know what you’re getting into.
Will the staff be friendly?
Will I collapse from hours of grueling workouts?
Will I be starving the entire time?
Every weight loss camp is different, but they all share the same core foundational principles.
Here’s what to expect when you take charge of your health by making the commitment to attend a weight loss resort.
Creative and Inspiring Fitness Solutions
The goal of a weight loss camp is for you to move from where you are to where you want to be in a safe, healthy and effective way. Part of that equation involves introducing you to exciting new physical activities that ignite – and sustain – your interest in fitness. Rather than working you to the bone (and burning you out immediately), weight loss camps are structured to show you how achievable it is to incorporate fitness into your daily routine. Staff will consider your injuries and chronic pains when crafting an achievable plan that matches your fitness level, goals and interests. Your camp fitness experience will include:
- A daily mix of cardio, strength training, stretching and endurance activities
- Coaches that build your confidence, not tear you down
- Detailed instruction on how to exercise safely
A Personalized Nutrition Plan
You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: you are what you eat. Nutrition is a vital part of reaching your weight loss, fitness and wellness goals. Poor nutrition choices can undermine all your weight loss successes, so it’s important to establish a foundation of healthy nutrition. Every metabolism is different, and so are everyone’s tastes. Your weight loss camp will educate you on the importance of balancing high quality, nutrient dense foods to achieve your optimal blood sugar regulation.
Don’t worry about being hungry and grumpy during your camp. Instead, you’ll discover just how satisfying fresh farm-to-table, organic meals can be. The chef at your resort will prepare nutritionally-balanced (and delicious!) meals as well as healthy snacks to keep your energy up.
Your chef will also be able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, or any other special dietary needs you have.
The aim of your weight loss resort is to empower you to make informed choices to continue to achieve your weight loss goals, even after you return home. The nutritionists at your resort will provide you with a personalized healthy eating plan, including meal ideas that are easy to replicate on your own.
Behavioral & Emotional Health Tools
Positive change must start from within. It isn’t just about changing your appearance – it’s about improving your state of mind. Your weight loss camp will use cutting-edge psychological and behavioral science techniques to put you on the path toward long-term, sustainable behavioral changes.
For many people, stress and depression undermine weight loss progress. Your camp will likely include a mix of group sessions, individual counseling, lectures and workshops that are designed to revitalize and rejuvenate your spirit. You’ll learn techniques to improve your mindset and avoid self-judgement and negative thought patterns. Reducing these mental roadblocks helps clear out the clutter that impedes your progress. Some weight loss camps dive more deeply into this connection than others. We believe that mental wellbeing is fundamental to achieve change so our retreats feature expert practitioners in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR, biofeedback, and mind-body techniques.
As always, do your research before committing to a weight loss camp. Get a feel for what you’re getting into before you commit. Call your prospective weight loss resort and ask lots of questions. One of the main differences between attending a weight loss camp and trying to lose weight on your own is your access to experts who can guide you along the way. The nutrition, mental health, medical and fitness experts at weight loss resorts all apply their unique expertise to help craft a personalized plan that conforms to you.
The best way to set yourself up for success is to pick a resort that inspires you and matches your philosophy.
Interested in learning more about a stay at VeraVia? Contact us today to get answers to your questions.