Bikini Boot Camp was created by Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg who are founders of the Amansala Spa in Mexico; a favorite wellbeing retreat of supermodels and celebrities including Sienna Miller, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.
The creators of the program say that you can lose 4 to 10 pounds and achieve the bikini body you want in two weeks. It is a comprehensive program including healthy eating, exercise, meditation and motivation techniques.
Although the term ‘boot camp’ creates visions of army style relentless workouts, Erica claims that the program won’t leave you feeling completely exhausted.
The combination of healthy eating, exercise and addressing psychological aspects is designed to help energize you. The phrase ‘boot camp’ refers more to the attitude of self-discipline and resolve.
Bikini Boot Camp guides readers so that is possible to create the spa program experience in their own homes. In addition to recommendations for healthy eating, exercise and relaxation techniques readers are also provided with instructions for spa treatment rewards at the end of the day with recipes provided for facials, cleansing beauty treatments and herbal baths such as ‘Oatmeal Rose Skin Restoring Bath’ and ‘Cooling Cucumber & Honey Scalp Treatment’.
The creators of Bikini Boot Camp don’t like to call their program a diet but instead regard it as a total lifestyle plan. Their philosophy is ‘moderation not deprivation’.
Although the program is designed as a two week intensive overhaul the idea is that the fast results achieved, combined with the changes in emotional and psychological outlook, will result in an increase in motivation that will lead to a permanent healthy lifestyle.
The program can be repeated to increase results. Book includes lifestyle plan to follow at the conclusion of the initial 2 week program.
Includes lean proteins like fish and chicken breast, high fiber carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, fruit and vegetables as well as healthy fats.
Other low calorie recipes can be found here.
The book outlines a complete fitness regime with detailed explanations and illustrations.
The exercise program includes:
These exercises can be used with Bikini Boot Camp
Bikini Boot Camp retails for $17.95 US.
It is unrealistic for dieters to expect to achieve their goals in two weeks especially given the wide range of weight that individuals may wish to lose. However if you can look beyond the claims that you will achieve your ideal body in two weeks this is actually a very balanced plan for longer term weight loss.
This is also a very demanding program in terms of the time investment for exercise and food preparation however those who dedicate themselves to this plan will most likely achieve good results in a relatively short time while also creating positive lifestyle changes that will benefit health.