Holiday In Spain and Lose Weight!

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Give your weight loss regime a kick-start

The Elite Clinic in Fuengirola, Spain provides a safe, non-invasive alternative to gastric band surgery that offers long-lasting weight loss.


We are a nation obsessed with our weight, with new research revealing that almost two thirds of Brits are on a diet ‘most of the time’. However, while our intentions may be good, our willpower needs some work with many of us finding it difficult to stick to a diet for more than just a few weeks.

We know that maintaining a healthy weight is good for our health, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. So how can we achieve a healthy lifestyle that enables us to lose the excess weight and keep it off?

Mediterranean lifestyle

One thing we can certainly do is learn some lessons from our Mediterranean cousins. People in Spain and neighbouring countries are known for their healthy lifestyle and following a diet that is low in processed foods and rich in fresh vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats such as olive oil. Not only can this kind of diet help you to shift excess weight, it is also linked to healthier ageing, better ageing and improved cognitive function.

Following a Mediterranean-style diet can certainly be an effective long term weight loss solution, but if you’re looking to kick start your diet and shed the pounds more quickly, taking a trip to Spain could provide the answer.

Surgery-free solution

Based in Fuengirola in Spain, the Elite Clinic offers a long-term, non-surgical weight loss solution, using psychology-based Gastric Mind Band (GMB) weight loss treatment. The GMB treatment involves a unique combination of therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, TCBT (the most highly researched talking therapy in the world) and, where appropriate, weight loss hypnosis hypnotherapy.

The core idea behind GMB is that being overweight and having an unhealthy relationship with food is fundamentally a psychological issue. This means that traditional dieting can never be successful in the long-term unless these issues are first identified and addressed. GMB looks to re-train your cognitive thinking and change the way you think about food, with the ultimate aim of achieving permanent change and permanent weight loss.

Structured sessions

Clients undertaking the GM Band in Spain, are asked to undergo four highly structured sessions with the clinic’s therapists, which cover conceptualisation, a health assessment, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, before the GM Band is ‘fitted’ in the final session. This involves a visualisation session which takes you on a virtual journey from the hospital ward to the operating theatre, culminating in the gastric mind band surgery itself.

The treatment is designed to teach you how to change your attitude towards food and eating, in order to make a permanent lifestyle change. In order to facilitate this, the clinic also provides diet and nutrition advice along with follow up support once the treatment is complete, including a final booster session of hypnotherapy once you are close to hitting your target weight.


With traditional gastric band surgery posing a number of health risks and requiring a fairly long recovery time, the GM Band offers a safe, non-invasive alternative that many clients have found to be effective. And with the whole treatment taking place over just three to four days you have plenty of time to spare to explore all the attractions this beautiful part of Spain has to offer.