Diabetes Retreats

Diabetes Retreats

Diabetes and Weight Loss RetreatsDuring this retreat you’ll begin to implement dietary changes and activity programs that for many can reverse or effectively control diabetes type II.   At LHR we won’t change or remove your medications, instead we will work with you to get you to the point where your own doctors will gladly advise you on reducing or discontinuing them.

Its no secret that if you have diabetes type II or metabolic syndrome, something  isn’t working as well as it ought to.  Relying on medication and making small dietary changes is not going to change this fact, and may not significantly alter the long term outcomes of the condition.

On an LHR retreat, you will learn how to take dietary changes further than you might have already, and you’ll see why it works in action.  We’ll also cover stress and emotions, inflammation, and how to manage your energy and sugar levels through exercise and activity.  The result is a lifestyle change that will put you completely in charge of how your body responds to carbohydrates.

Could this help you to get off medications, and improve your future health prospects?  We believe it can.  Why? Perhaps this feedback, given from a client only a few months after working with demonstrates what can be achieved by developing a comprehensive change to diabetes type II management:

Averaging 10 miles a day walking and now buying clothes “off the peg” for the first time since 13 or 14 years ago.

Inches seem to be coming off rather faster than kilos though I weigh myself pretty infrequently as I find this can be demotivating, I prefer to go by the size of my belts and have had to take them all in to be shortened by around 18 cms.

Don’t know whether I told you that last November my  oncologist recommended I have bariatric surgery due to complications with liver function and diabetes. Saw him and his bariatric colleague last week and they confirmed that the diabetes is totally under dietary control and liver function is “virtually perfect”!! The bariatric chap also said that had I had surgery last Christmas I would have probably not lost as much weight as I have, which is very pleasing.

LHR Diabetes retreats are based on strategies from more than 15 years experience in the fitness, health and weight loss industries. Our team of professionals who lead our retreats, include world class fitness coaches, and nutritionists.

Our Diabetes retreats are educational. Our objective is to ensure you return home with a complete strategy to implement and continue with in your daily life. Lifestyle change doesn’t end when you leave the retreat with all participants having the option to continue online coaching with nutrition and workout programming for 12 months. This is what makes our retreats different, unique and effective.

Each retreat includes 3-4 hours of expert guided fitness and movement programs, healthy meals, and educational seminars, teaching you how to develop your own daily meal plans, exercise routines, movement rituals and new habits to ensure physical activity becomes part of your daily life.

On day one you will receive your instructional manual, work book and success tools. We are working on permanent lifestyle change, not just on managing your HBA1C number.  Be prepared for some homework too! You will be engaged in planning your own strategies and action plan for after the retreat. The objective is for you to return home with the tools you need to be successful and continue your journey towards optimal health and permanent fat loss.

All Diabetes retreat participants must have a complete full check up with a recognized hospital or medical clinic with doctor’s written clearance to engage in physical activity and outlining any risk factors that we need to be aware of.

In addition you should bring with you, or send prior to the retreat your last blood test results that includes a lipid profile and fasting sugar levels.   Due to the risk of health complications of poorly managed diabetes, this medical clearance is required before you can participate in physical activity during the  retreat.  As we often hold retreats in remote locations, medical travel insurance is a must.

Each retreat includes time to go over your lab results and fine tune your lifestyle transformation strategy in private. We go into detail with goal setting, barriers, success strategies and planning.

Lectures and seminar topics covered during our Diabetes Retreats include:

 

  • Myths and misconceptions of the weight loss and health industries
  • Sugar and Glycemic responses
  • Inflammation
  • Essential dietary oils
  • Managing blood lipids through diet
  • Lean muscle mass, calculating BMR / calorie requirements including activity level.
  • Acid / alkaline, thermogenic, and other concepts of food and health
  • How to enhance digestion with metabolism boosting foods
  • Nutrition and diets – why they do / don’t work, and the downside of fad diets
  • Strategic nutrition planning
  • Strategic movement planning
  • Importance of recovery
  • General free Q & A session are held after every session