Fad free diet
We believe in a healthy balanced diet and are not into fads or starvation. It is the correct combination and variety of food that is important for our health, and the balance between what we eat, how much we eat and how active we are that influences our wellbeing.
Our menu has been carefully designed to ensure you eat tasty and nutritionally balanced meals. Our portions are tailored towards your individual goal whether that is maintenance, weight loss or weight gain.
We do not use any processed foods and have cut out all white, sugary and refined foods, our meals are also wheat free.
All of our meals are freshly prepared on site by our resident chef and our produce is locally sourced, as much as possible.
Our retreat isn’t just about exercise, we want you to eat well and to learn about nutrition too. You can then take this knowledge home with you so you can carry on with your healthy diet once you leave.
During your stay with us you will be able to ask our chef any questions you have on preparing healthy meals and you will also have the opportunity to join in with our weekly cooking demonstration.
Fruit and Veg
Your meals ..
You will eat three meals and three snacks each day, this is to ensure that your blood sugar does not drop low between meals. This will lead to higher energy levels and mental alertness, as well as encouraging a feeling of fullness.
Regular eating also speeds metabolism, encouraging fat burning instead of fat storage. The evening snack is small and designed to keep blood sugar balanced through the night, this will help to ensure you get a good nights sleep.
Each meal will contain protein, this further encourages blood sugar balance by causing carbohydrate to be burned more slowly, protein is also needed for muscle growth and repair. Protein will be found in fish and meat dishes and also in vegetarian meals and snacks in the form of tofu, lentils, beans, eggs, nuts, chickpeas, seeds and quinoa.
Carbohydrate mostly comes in the form of low glycemic vegetables and fruits as well as some from pulses and beans.
Vegetables and fruits provide the antioxidants necessary for repair and they also contain essential vitamins and minerals needed to convert carbohydrate into energy, as well as other essential functions.
If you have specific dietary needs please let us know before you attend as all requests can be catered for if we know in advance. There is a vegetarian menu already available, but we also cater for vegans and religious diets as well as food allergies.