Fed up with carrying around too much weight? Desperate to do something about it but not sure where to start? A spa break may just be the solution you're looking for.

Busy Lives

We all get swept up in the day-to-day demands of modern life. Too often cooking is something we watch celebrity chefs doing on the TV, without doing it ourselves. Worried that cooking from scratch is too expensive or too time-consuming we end up eating for convenience, loading up on excess calories and additives our bodies do not need. Before we know what we're doing, we are living off too much junk food. Needless to say, exercise also goes out of the window – who has time to go for a run or to the gym when work and family commitments take up every spare moment?

Back to Basics

Sometimes, the best way to kick-start a new approach to life is to dive in, head-first. This is where a spa comes in. Escaping to a spa which offers you a bespoke slimming service gives you the expert guidance you need; it ensures that you start your slimmer, healthier you with the right hints and tips. The difference between another failed diet and a nutrition and fitness plan which is realistic and which you can stick to rests with those experts, leaving you confident that this time you can incorporate sensible changes into your lifestyle.

Eating well – using fresh ingredients which are nutritious as well as fun to eat as a family – is easier than you might imagine. At a spa which provides this sort of cuisine, your body will readjust away from its junk-food cravings, and you can learn how to include better food choices into daily life.

Just do it!

A spa which provides a boot-camp style service may seem daunting, but they are providing more and more popular, and for good reason. The all-in-one service leaves clients able to enjoy their time at the spa, safe in the knowledge that they are in the hands of experts. However, the best thing about a spa is the bonding experience it provides. You can participate in group sessions, and learn about others' backgrounds and how they approach weight loss. There is nothing which bonds a disparate group quite like a shared experience, and the spa holiday allows us to seek our new self in the company of like-minded individuals. These new friends will continue to support you in person and online as you return to daily life, determined to put what you've learned into practice.

Finding the Perfect Spa

Each spa is different, so the best way to explore your options is to search the internet; most reputable spas now have comprehensive websites. If you are still stuck for ideas, ask around, consult friends and families for recommendations as nothing beats first hand experience of a fully rejuvenating spa break. Think about whether you're looking for a spa that may specialize in certain areas such as yoga and pilates, fitness and health, or medicine and choose the best on suited for your needs.