Fall Cleanse - Juice and Soup Weight Loss Week
Detox Your Body & Feel Great this Week!
Diet trends come and go and this week is not based on a trend.
Restore Your Glow – It’s in there!
Jump start your path to wellness!
Lose weight, Rejuvenate and change unhealthy habits!
Take a break from city stress!
Support your body with proper nutrition!
Type of Event
Get ready for winter with a boost for your immune system.
This week is not a starvation diet. Yes, you will likely eat less than you normally do but consider this: Your body is likely starving for proper nutrients right now even though you eat regularly. You will be so nourished, relaxed and rejuvenated you’ll not miss a bite! You will have all the micro and macro nutrients you need, serving your body in a synergistic way – no supplements because Mother Nature has it all! You’ll even have a workshop to learn what all that means.
You can have your juice as often and as much as you want so no worries about being hungry on juice!
We feel hungry when our body is needing nutrients. That’s why we can eat lots of junk food and not feel satisfied. Your body still needs the nutrients. Give it the nutrients in whole food form and you feel satiated with much less volume of food. The difficulty with this kind of a cleanse is craving salt, sugar and fat for a couple days. No worries though – that’s why we do this in a retreat setting. We support each other on the journey and you won’t have junk foods hanging around to tempt you. Healthy snacks if you need them are always available.
Ideally what you learn this week will become a normal practice when you return home. Adding fresh juice or a smoothie into a well balanced diet is a perfect way to keep supporting your health.
This is a week to get on track with healthier habits for your body, mind and spirit, and lose some stress with a break from the busyness of your life. You will become confident with preparing whole vegetable juices, smoothies and nutritious soups with food prep classes each day. Return home armed with recipes and confidence to keep up the momentum you start this week. If you have significant health issues this may be just the week you need to get on track with better eating habits. You are what you eat so why not eat nutritious, whole foods?
Most people lose about 1lb per day on a cleanse of this sort but what you lose will depend on your weight to begin with. The more you need to lose the faster weight comes off initially. With the skills you’ll learn this week you will be able to confidently continue the process at home getting to your ideal weight in a healthy
If you’ve wondered how to:
start a healthier way of eating
slowly lose weight without gaining it back
feel emotionally balanced and energized
deepen your sense of spirit
become more mindful
cope with stresses of life
start some gentle exercise
Then this is the retreat for you!
We think of weight loss as a process of getting clear with what serves you. Excess weight doesn’t serve you – so allow it to go.
There will be no suffering through fasting or eating anything that doesn’t taste awesome. This is a FEEL GREAT week! We make healthy and delicious food, that your friends will want the recipes for!
“I highly recommend Sugar Ridge Retreat Center for anyone who needs time away for some peace and tranquility.” angel66083 Grimsby, Canada
Right thinking, right eating, right exercise. So simple? It can be.
This week has a focus on all aspects of your body – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. You will eat well and nourish your body with yummy organic juices, smoothies and vegan soups freshly made every day.
Come into physical balance with daily yoga classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. Anyone can do yoga! If you’re breathing you can do yoga! No physical limitations prevent you from participating – use a chair if you need to.
Create emotional balance and mental clarity with mindfulness practices aimed at permanent weight loss via mindful eating meditations and general stress reduction so you’ll learn how to better cope with the stresses in your life. No one gains weight because they don’t know proper nutrition. Mindfulness opens the doors to gently explore limiting beliefs that are often covered with food or other addictions.
Explore yourself via yoga, meditation, healthy food and group discussions.
Meet new friends and become your own best friend!
If you have a juicer and you’re not sure how to use it, feel free to bring it to the retreat and Liz will help you lose the fear of this incredible piece of machinery. Many people buy a juicer and then it never comes out of the box so if that’s you, seriously, bring the juicer here!
“Perfect to get away from the busy life
I enjoy every single minute there. Especially the fabulous food, I am not a vegetarian but I really love their food. Fully relax and recharge in 3 days. Highly recommend.” Laichun, Markham, Canada
Each day offers:
Physical practices – choose from yoga, hiking, gardening, bird watching
Discussions and workshops to help change unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaviour
Gluten free, organic juices, smoothies, soups & salads
Tea & snacks 24/7
Peace and quiet
Free time to reflect, nap, or climb a tree
New connections, new friends, create a new healthy relationship to yourself
Sugar Ridge cabin path
Arrive by 3pm; settle in to your cabin
4pm – Meet in the studio (main building) for introductions and to review agenda for the week
5:30pm – Dinner – Soup & Salad
7pm – Workshop
“Awesome Stay At An Awesome Place!” Renee. Toronto
Monday – Thursday
7:30-8am – Meditation
8-9am – Breakfast Smoothie (made with juice)
9am-11:30 am – Guided walk, Yoga
11:30 pm Juicing workshop
1:30 – 3pm – Free Time (book a massage or rest)
3 pm – Afternoon Juice
3:30 pm Workshops – *topics vary daily
5:00pm – Let’s Make Soup
6:00 – Let’s Eat!
7pm – Relaxation Practice or bonfire or evening yoga or meditation, maybe a movie!
– Same morning schedule
– Depart at your leisure after lunch
*Workshops: These will vary by the day, but will include nutritional lectures, cooking class, stress reduction, psycho-education sessions on motivation, willpower, and more.
One-to-one coaching sessions are available during free time periods.
My stay at Sugar Ridge was one of the defining experiences of my life. From my journal:
“I don’t know how to meditate,” I say. “Yes, you do,” Liz says, as if she’s surprised. “It’s the moment when you look at a sunset, and before judging that it’s a sunset, you simply understand that it’s beautiful.”- Kelly S Forest Park, Illinois, United States