Slim and Tonic, wellness retreat in the heart of the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

Make lasting and meaningful changes. Say goodbye to fad diets and help prevent type 2 diabetes and other weight related diseases

Description

Slim and Tonic provides well-researched and personally tailored affordable retreats to those wanting to make positive and lasting lifestyle changes, whether it is to lose weight or reduce the risk of weight related diseases such as Diabetes Type 2. Our programme is designed to improve your insulin profile and omega ratio.
The retreat is held in the beautiful Stara Planina Balkan Mountains, 600m above sea level, in an area known for its clean air. This creates an ideal setting for Slim and Tonic to deliver its retreat programmes; fresh food, fresh air, fresh spring water and a fresh perspective on managing your health. We are a small and friendly health and wellness retreat.

The Retreat

Our boutique retreat facilities are limited to 6 guests only, to allow for personal attention and include:
5 ensuite guest bedrooms with complimentary luxury toiletries, bathrobe and towels.
Swimming pool
Large terrace
Gym
Gazebo for outdoor fitness / relaxation classes

Our walks set off from our doorstep to explore the unspoilt scenery where the only people you meet are either local villagers or a shepherd watching his sheep and goats. The walks are absolutely tranquil with only the sounds of nature.

Retreat Program

The Slim and Tonic Retreat Programme

The retreat programme will help you take control of your own health through gaining knowledge and confidence to make lifestyle changes that are right for you. During you 7-day stay with us there will be daily workshops which include cookery demonstrations and exercise activities. Education through practical application and nutritional this will allow you to learn what works best for you, better informing your future health decisions, and empowering you to take charge of your well being. Through this practice, you will become equipped with the tools you need to be able to adhere to a healthy lifestyle long after you return home.

Retreat Program

The Retreat for You

This Retreat is for you if:

• You want to lose weight and reduce the size of your waist
• You want to say “No” to type 2 diabetes
• You are worried about your blood glucose levels
• You want to learn how to prevent type 2 diabetes
• You are worrying about managing your type 2 diabetes
• You want to reduce your BMI
• You are ready to take control of your health, feel healthier, fitter and more confident
• You are ready to commit a whole week to yourself and put your future health first

The Retreat for You

Philosophy

Slim and Tonic Philosophy

Slim and Tonic’s philosophy is that healthy eating for weight loss and better health does not have to mean feeling deprived of delicious food; we believe that real and nutritious food can provide the taste and variety you need to actively enjoy your meals. We do not believe in fad diets; diets that are a temporary fix to a lifelong problem can lead to nutritional deficiencies and muscle loss. So this retreat is not for you if you are looking for a “quick fix”/fad diet/ short term weight loss, we provide “real” food and the knowledge to lose weight and keep it off, long term.

Philosophy

Diabetes Risk

The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our time. There are currently 4 million people living with diabetes in the UK and of these 549,000 are unaware they have the condition. Recent figures released by Public Health England indicate that 5 million people in England are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This 7 day programme may help to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and thereby potentially avoid the serious associated complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and amputations. Nearly half of people with Type 2 diabetes already have signs of complications by the time they are diagnosed.
Slim and Tonic is a vehicle for teaching and a place for transformation based on real food, exercise and a variety of educational workshops.

Diabetes Risk

Typical Day

A Typical Day At Slim AndTonic

07:30 Wake Up! Healthy morning drink
08:00 Guided walk in nature (distance tailored for you)
10.00 Healthy fresh juice
10:30 Educational Workshop/Cookery demonstration
13:00 Healthy Lunch
14:00 Free time – as active or relaxing as you wish
16:30 Daily activity – Toning class, Stretch & Relax class, Gym session, guided walk
19:00 Healthy Dinner

Activities: Walks in nature, swimming, table tennis, gym, use of bicycles
Optional Extras: One to one time with Sally, massage, sight-seeing trips

Typical Day

What To Expect

What You Can Expect

This 7-day retreat programme will help you to:
Lose weight and reduce your waist size
Learn about Prevention or Management of Type 2 diabetes
Reduce blood glucose levels
Become more active
Increase your confidence
Reduce blood pressure
Reduce depression
Improve quality of life
Make nourishing and healthy foods

What To Expect

The Team

The Slim And Tonic Team

We are passionate about “REAL” food, eating for optimum health benefits and exercise. Sally the founder of Slim & Tonic, is passion about creating a health retreat aimed at helping people take control of their health, weight and general well being.
Sally qualified with Distinction in 2015 in Clinical Nutrition and following this, furthered her education in Prevention & Management of diabetes with Dr. Trudi Deakin at X-PERT Health. Sally is registered with the Complimentary Medicine Association, is a professional member of Diabetes UK, The Nutrition Society, College of Medicine and the PHC (Public Health Collaboration).
Sally continually updates her knowledge by attending regular workshops and conferences.

The Team

Opening Times and Prices

Open from mid May to mid October.
Prices from £1375

Directions and Travel

Regular budget airlines from various UK airports to Sofia.
Public and Private transfers available to/from Tryavna, our local Town.

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