Weight-Loss Strategies: Relaxation Techniques and In-Patient Facilities

Adapted from Dr. Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live:

Positive Visualization and Other Relaxation Techniques: Progressive muscle relaxation and meditation are designed to reduce tension and provide a distraction for stressful events.1 For many, stress is a predictor of relapse and unhealthful eating. We need both exercise and sufficient rest and sleep to best deal with the stress in our lives. If you are not sleeping well, you can become overwhelmed more easily by stressful situations.

In-Patient Facilities or Health Retreats: If you do not succeed, or are not able to do so on your own, you are not a failure. Some individuals require a structured environment to get them started on the road to success. For others it is imperative for their health that they succeed at taking weight off relatively quickly. If you are committed to success, there is no reason why you should be satisfied with anything less than spectacular results in your health, wellness, and physique. Some individuals may require an initial period of supervision that offers a more disciplined and structured program whereby all the food is prepared.

These guests are soon reeducated to proper eating and learn to adjust to the changes that must be made. They can taste many different ways to prepare healthy food and learn healthy food preparation. There are live-in health spa facilities that adhere to these principles and cater to those who need guaranteed weight loss.
1. Everly, G. S. 1989. A clinical guide to the treatment of the human stress response. New York: Plenum Press.
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donna green - May 20, 2008 7:28 PM

do you know of any in patient health spas that take disabled women on the west coast.I cant walk but desperarely need help to lose weight Id appreciate any info you couls send along

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