HOW OUR PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHES ITS AMAZING RESULTS
Philosophy: Our Weight Loss Program is patterned after the diet, exercise, and lifestyle behaviours of our ancestors – The Primal Lifestyle
Nutrition: Guests participating in Hacienda del Sol’s Weight Loss Retreat have the choice to follow a Primal Ketogenic diet, or simple Primal Diet. The main difference between them comes down to the level of carb restriction. Both diets are based on nutrient dense, locally sourced, whole foods. The difference is Primal Ketogenic has a severe carb restriction (25 net carbs, so no fruit allowed), whereas the simple Primal does not (50-150 carbs allowed, so certain fruits are ok). Weight loss tends to be deeper on a Ketogenic diet, as the carb restriction pushes your body to use fat from day one, yet this can be stressful at first. Primal, with its more generous carb allowance, is a gentler approach with a lot less stress hormone dump. A simple Primal diet is ideal for people that don’t want to jump straight into the deep water and make a softer metabolic shift.
If you want to find out more about our version of a Ketogenic diet, visit this link.
Movement: Hacienda del Sol’s Weight Loss Retreat is paired up with many “nutritious movement” activities including hiking, primal fitness, primal yoga, reflect and recharge classes, and a weekly offsite Costa Rican adventure (Stand up paddle boarding).