As a model, actress and bikini designer, it makes sense that Elizabeth Hurley, 56, wants to maintain her best look and feel.
Although the mother of a Liz is endowed with a gift, it still takes some work to keep her good looks like this; from a well-thought-out exercise regimen to a nutritious diet, as well as adding plenty of R&R.
This isn’t just a luxury spa or a week’s getaway, but a total restorative of mind and body that, as I’ve discovered, takes a lot of mental resilience.
Actress Rebel Wilson is very fond of. Adele likes it. US TV star Mischa Barton loved it. And supermodel Naomi Campbell loves it. It’s basically the worst kept celebrity health secret.
Vivamayr is based on the Mayr Method; an eating plan created by Dr. Franz Xaver Mayr in the 1920s.
He focused heavily on gut health and found it to be the underlying cause of many illnesses.
So gut and digestive health is the name of the game at Vivamayr, with guests being given a personalized treatment plan to help them re-align their bodies and minds.
However, it’s not for the faint of heart, as I discovered while following in Liz’s footsteps to find out exactly what was really involved in…
Meals are TINY
Food at Vivamayr is prepared to suit each customer, depending on their dietary requirements, evaluated and distributed by the doctor.
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Liz will eat three small meals a day, no snacks, and only drink herbal tea or water.
It was a case of ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a cannibal’ at Vivamayr.
Breakfast tends to consist of a palm-sized piece of kneaded bread or buckwheat known as a ‘chewing coach’ (thanks to the fact that it requires incessant chewing to break it down) and one or two dishes attached.
Maybe a few pieces of smoked salmon, or a large pot of lamb yogurt.
Lunch was a bit fancy – again personalized and fist sized, but beautifully presented.
Two meatballs in potato cream with assorted vegetables, or a slice of beef on a pea mousse with steamed carrots and radishes.
Dinner, the lightest meal, is a very clear vegetable broth and a bowl of boiled potatoes.
Yes, I was hungry. As well as Liz commented with her hashtag #veryhungry on Instagram.
However, my belly has been given a welcome break from alcohol, coffee, pack food and endless grazing.
Eating takes time
There are no meals available at this resort.
Technology is banned in dining areas – and most resorts for that matter – and visitors are advised to chew each sip 20 to 30 times.
After all, digestion begins in the mouth!
You should also avoid drinking alcohol with meals, as well as immediately before and after.
Liz will also be asked to try to avoid reading during mealtimes, so that her whole mind is fully focused on the food.
A LOT of time spent on the toilet
Look, I’m not going to go into detail, but with gut health at the forefront of this retreat, the detox will involve, um, getting everything out of the way naturally.
Guests are provided with epsom salt water or bad-smelling magnesium powder to drink as soon as they wake up.
While the latter is a bit better for my gut, the epsom salt water really goes straight to you.
Toss a colonic wash into the mix – a treatment prescribed by many patients at Vivamayr – and you’re literally ’empty’.
Forgetting additional medication; IV drip is go here
Among the treatment plans at Vivamayr are IV drips; They deliver vitamins and minerals straight to the bloodstream.
The process takes about 20 minutes, and during that time, while the needle is on your arm, guests can recline and enjoy the delightful view.
And here are the views that make you gasp.
Early night is a non-negotiable thing
At Vivamayr, a 9pm curfew means most guests have to clean up in their rooms a few hours before the clock strikes 12.
Liz will be treated from 6 to 7 pm, where bedtime herbal tea is served, ready for a relaxing session.
There is also a large red switch next to each bed to turn off all electricity in the room.
This is thought to eliminate electrical waves that can disrupt deep sleep.
Vivamayr figured it all out.
It’s not cheap
Of course some of showbiz’s biggest names will be here; they had dollars for it.
However, for the average Joe, it’s a pretty big impact on the wallet.
Rates start at €220€ a night with a week plan starting at €2,145.
Personally, as a health journalist, I’m willing to invest a lot of money in my health and well-being, but it’s my priority and I appreciate that not everyone can do it. that.
A week in Vivamayr is exhausting but also liberating.
You step out of the rush of life and into a calm, serene environment.
Doctors and specialists are always there whenever you need them and the staff is extremely attentive.
I won’t lie, detox is hard; you almost have to work through it and there are times when I just can’t keep my head up.
But once you step out to the other side, you feel good.
If this is what it takes to look as good as Liz Hurley, I’m in!
https://www.thesun.ie/health/8494285/detox-like-liz-hurley/ I was on a detox like Liz Hurley and this is what it took to look VERY good