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Okay, we admit it...

you won't be living your normal lifestyle

while on our weight loss program...


The Program
A Shambhalife program is first and foremost a Lifestyle retreat.

After all, we want you to enjoy your holiday to the fullest!

Shambhalife is a ketogenic weight loss, detox and functional nutrition program that is based at Shambhala Beach Resort on the amazing island of Koh Chang, (Trad province) in Thailand.

With its pristine beachfront location, it offers unparalleled, direct access to a 2 km long, sandy, private beach and several swimming pools. 

We are lifestyle-focused and believe that weight loss can be a fun, enjoyable and delicious experience.
Our weight loss program focuses on a HiLiLoCaaP dietary program (Hi Lipid, Low Carbohydrate, adequate Protein) which has its roots in the Ketogenic diet. We pair this with several other techniques to maximize weight loss with as little as possible discomfort and almost no hunger or cravings.  Our unique combination of ketogenic nutrition, fasting, moderate exercise, natural supplementation and lifestyle hacks makes the program ideal for reducing primarily body fat. 

The program will keep you feeling great, long after you leave our shores. We will teach you how to keep feeling great and keep your weight in check back home. 
We have tropical holiday, lifestyle components built into the program at every level to make sure that your retreat feels like a holiday, during which you also lose substantial weight and detox your entire body.

The program is personalised as much as possible, taking into consideration your individual, current situation, preferences and goals.

There are fixed starting dates, you can check in any time you want within plus/minus a day of a starting date.  Program durations are between 7 and 28 days.

After check-in, you will be met by your program coach who will discuss the details and procedures with you. There will also be a few measurements and tests which we need to personalize the program exactly to your needs. These tests will be explained to you in advance and for which we need your consent.

A typical day during a Shambhala retreat looks like this:

We typically have no breakfast. We highly recommend that you follow our 2 meals a day routine to benefit the most from the program both in terms of weight loss and detoxification.
(Should you however choose to stick to a 3 meal a day routine, your day will start with a HiLiLoCaaP* breakfast. This could include Beacon and Eggs, an Omlet, Yoghurt with nuts and seeds or even homemade Keto Bread with homemade Chia, Raspberry Jam.)

During the day you can drink any amount of Coffee, Tea or other beverages such as Lemon Grass Ice Tea or water with electrolytes as supplied by us. Your minimum calculated liquid intake amount must however be met. HiLiLoCaaP Mocktails are available at the pool bar.

At 9 am we typically go for our morning walk on the beach. This is in the shape of a group power walk with a few stops along the way where we bring up our heart rate. Alternately we have other exercises or go to the Gym.
For Guests with impaired mobility or injuries, we have specialised exercise equipment.
You then have free time until lunch.

At 13h00 we have lunch which can be any of our filling Keto menus and often comes in the form of a great Salad with Salmon, Chicken, Prawns or other delicacies. Once you have settled into the program, you won't be feeling hungry, neither before nor after lunch.

For those who want to learn about keto, healthy nutrition in general, how to continue the program at home and how to keep the weight off after the retreat, we provide optional theory lessons after lunch on most weekdays.

Afternoons are generally free time and may include one of the many activities available on-site or on the island. Lounging at the beachfront infinity pool and enjoying one of the specially formulated HiLiLoCaaP mocktails in the water, at the pool bar is a very popular option.

In the evenings, usually at 19h00 dinner is served. You will be surprised at the variety and the gourmet factor of the food that can be served under this substantial weight loss regime. For sure you will not be hungry.
During dinner or thereafter at the bar, the lifestyle component of the calorie calculation gets rewarded. Those who have opted to do so, get to enjoy the equivalent of 2 white wine spritzers from the HiLiLoCaaP drinks list. Alternately the "lifestyle calorie" contingent can be converted into a "sweet" treat or a healthy snack.
It's entirely up to you.

We will attempt to accommodate requests such as outings or special menus wherever possible and ensure that these fit within the daily calculations of the program.

The Programm is not for you if you are Type 1 Diabetic, are Pregnant, suffer from Kidney or Liver malfunction, are vegetarian, vegan or do no eat any of the following:

Fish, Seafood, Chicken, Pork or Beef.

Keto is inherently Gluten Free and works well for Lactose intolerant Guests.

*HiLiLoCaaP (Hi Lipids, Low Carbohydrates, adequate Protein)

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