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SPA FOCUS


Jo Foley offers the best advice for a new you in the New Year


Enjoy a New Year


LOSE WEIGHT


It takes a long time to lose weight effectively and, more importantly, keep those extra pounds off. It can’t be done in a couple of days and, sadly, there isn’t a quick fix. What there is, though, is help, guidance and a good grounding of common sense.


Most spas offer a weight management


programme and will tell you, if you stick to the guidelines, you will surely and slowly lose the weight you want to. The other plus is such places have nutritionists as well as fitness experts to construct a whole package to fit your lifestyle. Best of all, they can advise on a maintenance programme to keep your new svelte shape once you reach your target. Many people suggest you treat yourself


once you’ve reached your goal, but I think it’s better to treat yourself when you start your weight management package, and there is


46 WORLD OF CRUISING I Winter 2011-12


no better place to start than Chiva-Som, Thailand’s foremost health retreat. Opening onto the beach in Hua Hin on the Gulf of Siam, a town which houses the royal summer palace and a lively night market, Chiva Som will help change your life and your habits. You will have a wellness, health and fitness consultation and a programme will be prescribed for you, outlining the foods you can eat and activities you should consider. It is all made so much easier as the food is delicious – and do make sure you go to the cookery demonstrations and classes – while the gorgeous gardens take away any idea of deprivation or punishment. It doesn’t come cheap (from c. £3,000 per week) but it WILL change your life.


More info: www.chivasom.com


We do it every year. We like to pretend this time will be different and we’ll stick to our New Year resolutions but, by week two, we have started to flag. Make 2012 the year all this changes – and book yourself the ideal break to help you keep your resolve.


Revolution


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