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Detox Retreats or Starvation Vacations?

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Presently, there are scores of hungry females with splitting headaches, hardly remembering the last occasion they took pleasure in a nice meal. Many have to compulsorily be walking miles in scorching climatic conditions with just a fistful nuts for fuelling – though these are the providential ones. Others are starving of foods & mortal comforts, but any sort of activity which may help them tide through the days quicker.

Hold your horses! Prior to offering any donation for such impoverished souls, let it made clear that these females aren’t the victim here though are eager partakers in the latest fad dubbed ‘starvation vacations’ – expensive retreat destinations wherein the key USP is the gory reality that food would not be easily obtainable.

‘Starvation vacation’ is definitely not the tag deployed by these elite resorts that offer such facility. Detox retreats is the politically correct term or result oriented wellness programme or the chance for a complete mind-body rejuvenation.

It isn’t about weight loss, maintains the spokesperson for a 3-day break wherein the visitors are given invitations for lounging in 5-star lavishness & consuming solely some pints of a beverage prepared from lemons extracts, water, cayenne pepper & innate tree syrup.

None other than the voluptuous Beyonce Knowles shed twenty pounds in two weeks on this odd concoction, however the individuals who offer the lemon detox state that it is for individuals keen on cleansing their bodies with weight reduction being a by-product.

Majority of those signing up for spells of imposed famish have their own equally credible reasons ranging from – wanting to go some place extreme for kick-starting their diet, or visit a temptation-free place or hardcore spas.

One of the notably strict detox retreats is the Austrian Mayr Clinic where celebs like Sarah Ferguson visit, asserts curing digestive issues, weight-management, hankerings & giving your digestive system a breather. Guess what’s fed to those who become willing food martyrs here – solely stale bread (which one has to chew to a fine, pulpy consistency prior to ingesting), broth & herb-based blends.

In this retreat, the waking time at dawn is seven – one drinks Epsom salts & then exercises for an hour’s time followed by bouillon soup & bread or tea being offered for your breakfast. One is supposed to be seated silently, munching each mouthful for fifty times for the purpose of breaking down the foods to their most-easy digested version. Remnant part of the morning is spent doing exercises or have body cleanse therapies like cold/ hot baths or heated hay compresses placed on the liver. This is then ensued by some soup or tea during lunch time & some bread with a layering of protein prepared from ham or turkeys or yoghurt prepared from goat’s milk.

Dinner time is at half past six which comprises of tea, bread with a protein layer on it. There is not much to do all through the day except for sunbathing at the terrace during dawn hours and all wind up by nine at night.

As drab as it might sound, many prefer a Portuguese Juice-fasting detox retreat – Moinhos Velhos. Other opt for The Ranch in the Californian mounds at Live Oak Malibu where every guest is offered a diverse menu created by well-acclaimed chef though restricting calorific intake to 1500 daily.

Results attained from Visiting Detox Retreats

All are believed to shed ten to twelve pounds and ending in better shape. Fine-looking skin, mental lucidity & shiny mane are the other inscribed advantages of detoxification – partly why increasingly more females have begun enrolling for starvation vacations.

There have been sharp objections raised by many opponents who believe that return to usual eating habits would result in disheartening weight pile-on. Other point out that many trial findings have shown radical approaches such as these fail in the longer run. The so-dubbed starvation vacations are seen by many as a way of reinforcing the message that an individual keen on weight loss & living healthy isn’t capable of doing so independently. These people are locking themselves away from usual life, as though this is the sole means of bettering health & achieving weight loss – which can be perilously disempowering.

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