Based on your consultation, you're placed on one of three diets: Kushi – the strictest, most restrictive weight-loss/detox diet (just 700 calories each day with no bread and no water with meals); Bio Light: a milder version of the same, designed for those who wish to take a bit more care of themselves than usual and learn about all the benefits healthy eating brings with it; or the SHA Wellness gastronomic menu which is so good that even non-residents often come for lunch or dinner! Oh, and every dish is an absolute work of art.
Mealtimes are set in stone, with breakfast from 7.30-10.30am daily, lunch at 1pm and dinner at 7pm, so that can feel a little restrictive if you're not used to it. But the menus change with every meal and are adapted to suit each guest's individual needs. And as long as you're not on the Kushi programme, you can request a bread roll, water and alcohol with your meal (though as you start to get 'in the zone', you do start to wonder whether those are absolutely necessary… something I never thought I'd say)!