I was surprised to read the review dated 24 August as my experience of Slimmeria was quite different. My calculation of calories was more like 600 a day and I knew that it was only for a week so I didn’t feel perturbed. I have always believed in occasional de-toxing and fasting – and my beliefs have been reinforced since watching the recent Horizon’s documentary on BBC2, “Eat, Fast & Live Longer” – if you haven’t seen it, it was fantastic and a real eye-opener and confirms in my mind that Slimmeria’s programme is sound .
The NHS is quick to state that obesity is a major problem in the UK and is a huge drain on their funding. I was inspired to see such a variety of fellow guests at Slimmeria, keen to take preventative measures for their health and well-being.
The Slimmeria confirmation letter explained that it was going to be a raw vegetarian diet and I knew what to expect from the sample menu on the website. I had anticipated beforehand that to achieve weight-loss in a week that the regime would need to be a bit like “boot camp” at times and I was delighted by the bonus of a beautiful setting , lovely spa treatments and time to relax and chill out.
I certainly didn’t feel that the retreat’s programme prays on the “insecurities of over-weight women” – there were a lot of people in our group who weren’t particularly overweight but wanted a boost to their confidence , a chance to de-tox and de-stress. All the staff were professional and went out of their way to meet my personal needs and that of the group. I think the full benefits of a week’s retreat are best experienced by not leaving early. I appreciate that everyone has the right to see the same thing in a different light – a glass as “half full” or “half empty” but my week’s experience did the trick for me!
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