In 1998, the World Health Organization declared that obesity had become a global epidemic with a dramatic accelerating rate of excess weight among America’s children. In the past three decades, the rate of obesity among American children has risen by an alarming 183%. Eliza Kingsford and her staff at Wellspring Camps have developed groundbreaking, science-based weight loss programs to combat the obesity epidemic.
Obesity can lead to a number of serious health problems including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. A comprehensive weight loss plan that incorporates therapeutic techniques for behavior change and the right approach to food and exercise can prevent or even reverse the effects of these diseases. As a weight loss expert, Eliza Kingsford has seen how proper diet and exercise can contribute to significant healthy weight loss and an increase in self-confidence.
Physical fitness and exercise is an important component of weight management. Incorporating exercise and activity is not just for the purpose of weight loss, but for increased physical and emotional health overall. Eliza Kingsford’s weight loss management programs are rooted in science and combine a variety of sports, walking, dancing, and swimming. At Wellspring Camps, each location takes advantage of its local surroundings to create truly unique fitness activities for all campers.
Diet & Nutrition
A diet that focuses on whole foods that are minimally processed, but that is also nutritious and delicious is the optimal diet to counteract the biological and environmental factors that contribute to weight gain. Eliza Kingsford works with individuals to develop a lifestyle plan that includes what to purchase in grocery stores and what to order in restaurants in order to sustain optimal and health weight loss.
Recognizing, accepting, and respecting our natural body shape is key to overcoming or preventing negative thoughts about our body. Negative body image is a precursor to serious social, medical and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and eating disorders. Eliza Kingsford incorporates healthy body image counseling into her therapies to help adolescents and adults in their recovery process.