Ask Susie: Month-Long Weight-Loss Retreats
I am looking for a spa to lose weight. I would like to go for a month next year.
Going to a spa for a month is a dream come true for most people. I wish more people could take the time to work on their health for this length of time. You have a variety of choices, and I have some suggestions.
First, if you are going to stay at one place for an entire month, make sure that this is a regular part of the spa property’s program and that there are many others staying for that length of time. For example places like Pritikin in Florida, Hilton Head Health in South Carolina, Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont, and the Hills Health Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, are great choices, as are many places in Europe such as Terme di Saturnia in Italy and Richmond Nua in Turkey. They are used to having people stay for an extended amount of time and their program will build from week to week.
One other option you might consider is to go to two different places — one for two weeks and another for two weeks. Then you can consider many more places whose programs generally are for people who stay a week or so. Almost any of the destination spas would work.
Good luck with your retreat and congratulations on making your health such a major priority.