Weight loss boot camps offer guests the chance to get fit and lose weight with regimented exercise programmes and a strict balanced diet. However, while they may be initially successful at helping you to drop the excess pounds, they are not a permanent solution.
In order for you to lead a healthy lifestyle, you need much more than a quick fix. Weight loss boot camps can help you to lose a few extra pounds but they do little to encourage your mental wellbeing away from the camp, and high levels of physical and mental wellbeing are essential in order for you to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. While weight loss camps can aid physical health initially, what happens when you leave the camp and go back to your everyday life?
Strict camp programme
Many boot camps operate under a strict programme of exercise and restrictive dieting to achieve weight loss. This regimental style programme helps individuals looking to lose weight, shed those pounds and tone up their muscles. In the setting of a weight loss camp with all the exercise equipment you could wish for, dedicated trainers to urge you on and push you when you want to give up and a cook on hand to prepare your calorie controlled meals it’s almost impossible not to lose weight.
However, the strict camp programme can actually be setting you up to fail once you leave the site and return back home. Once the weight loss camp is over and you have lost your desired amount of weight, are you going to be returning home to your own personal trainer and chef? Hopefully, you would leave any camp with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation but this can easily be lost when you don’t see the same type of results at home as you were seeing at the camp. During your time at the camp, the weight will have come off quickly due to the strict diet and exercise plan. However, the rate of weight loss is likely to slow once you are home and no longer subject to the rules of the camp. This can lead to demotivation and eventually the weight lost will creep back on.
Nothing will change if you change nothing
While weight loss oriented boot camps have proven results and aided guests to lose weight in the short term if you don’t change your thinking and your mind set regarding your health then your health will not improve in the long term. Many people who struggle with weight have an unhealthy relationship with food and anybody looking to lose weight must first understand their own mind and figure out the best weight loss method for them. Weight loss camps follow a “one size fits all” regime which does not go as far as helping guests to learn and develop their individual mental wellbeing alongside their physical health. So while the benefits of a weight loss boot camp may be fantastic in the short term, without proper help to unlock the mind and teachings to help maintain mental wellbeing, in the long term these effects won’t last.
If you decide to attend a weight loss boot camp then your food intake will be strictly monitored and controlled, and while this may aid in helping to achieve initial weight loss it is not sustainable. Many weight loss boot camps change their diet programmes with the latest fad diets or super food crazes which come and go like the wind. If you find yourself going to a weight loss boot camp more than once you may find all of the dieting advice has changed, even if you frequent the same camp. This misinformation is confusing and unnecessary. Fad diets never work in the long run, eating healthily and eating all natural foods is the best way to maintain high levels of physical and mental wellbeing. It is as simple as that.
Yeotown – much more than a weight loss camp
At Yeotown we have created a completely unique retreat combining the proven Mind+ Body formula to aid our guests in exploring all aspects of the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. We focus our efforts into what you can gain from your time with us, not how much you can lose. Our goal is to aid you to take control over your own health and determine for yourself what choice of healthy lifestyle and diet will work for you.
Any weight loss is simply a happy side effect of our five day retreat at Yeotown. You will find us nestled in North Devon, just 15 minutes away from the grandeur of the Atlantic Ocean. After just a few days with us you will begin to feel your energy levels returning and experience a sense of calm you may be lacking. Come rain or shine, part of our programme will have you experiencing the great outdoors as you take in the breath-taking scenery Devon has to offer. We will help you to reconnect with Mother Nature through outdoor pursuits and cookery sessions to teach you about the benefits of eating and cooking with all natural ingredients. Yoga and meditation also play their part in our retreat as you take time to be still and look into yourself in order to take control of your own wellbeing.
At Yeotown we have spent years working with a wide variety of people just like you, from all walks of life. We understand every person is unique and we do nothing but encourage you to take a hold of your uniqueness and understand it. Whatever your current level of health or fitness, we guarantee that we can help you reach a level of wellbeing, achievement and enlightenment that you never thought possible.